Friday, November 13, 2009

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - 88 (1988) LP Vinyl-Rip

One of Jonathan Richman's better '80s efforts, and certainly one of the most basic, performed in an acoustic trio format. It's nonetheless quite rocking, with heavy debts to doo wop and Bo Diddley rhythms, and a jolly (though not sappy) summertime campfire feel. Some of his best uptempo tunes are here, including "I Love Hot Nights," "California Desert Party," and "Gail Loves Me." (

a1 Dancin' Late at Night
a2 When Harpo Played His Harp
a3 Gail Loves Me
a4 New Kind of Neighborhood
a5 African Lady
b1 I Love Hot Nights
b2 California Desert Party
b3 Everything's Gotta Be Right
b4 Circle I
b5 I Have Come Out to Play
b6 The Theme from Moulin Rouge

Ripped from vinyl at 320 kbps


  1. beh allora facciamo arrivare anche "for all the modern lovers", quanto prima ;)

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  3. Listening to it right now. Wangity-dangity-dangy, new kind of neighborhood, oh-woh, it was a new kind of neighborhood. Incredible album ... so sincere, and nobody can accuse Mr. Richman of not doing exactly what he wants to do as an artist, and exactly what is most distinctively his. Wangity-dangity-dangy.