Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers (album)

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers is the first album by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, released by the Beserkley Records label in July 1976.[1] The album 'The Modern Lovers', recorded four years prior, was released the following month, and overshadowed Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers in popularity.

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1976
GenreRock and roll
ProducerMatthew King Kaufman, Glen Kolotkin
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers chronology
The Modern Lovers
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
Rock 'n' Roll with the Modern Lovers
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[3]
Spin Alternative Record Guide4/10[4]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Jonathan Richman except where noted.

Side One
1."Rockin' Shopping Center" 3:33
2."Back In The U.S.A."Chuck Berry2:22
3."Important In Your Life" 3:36
4."New England" 2:22
5."Lonely Financial Zone" 3:00
Total length:14:53
Side Two
6."Hi Dear" 3:21
7."Abominable Snowman In The Market" 2:25
8."Hey There Little Insect" 3:08
9."Here Come The Martian Martians" 3:13
10."Springtime" 3:52
11."Amazing Grace"John Newton2:51
Total length:18:50

2000 re-issue bonus 12"Edit

Side Three
12."It Will Stand"General Johnson2:35
13."Goverment Center" 2:15
Total length:4:50
Side Four
14."The New Teller"1:39
15."Roadrunner (once)"4:42
Total length:6:21



  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers – Jonathan Richman / Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers". AllMusic. Archived from the original on September 17, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers: Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor and Fields. ISBN 0-89919-026-X. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Hochman, Steve (2004). "Jonathan Richman". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 690–91. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  4. ^ Sheffield, Rob (1995). "Modern Lovers". In Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig (eds.). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. pp. 257–58. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.