Jonathan Richman has been called eccentric, cerebral, innocent and even the Godfather of Punk (yes another who has that title), but most of all he was always called talented. With the Modern Lovers, Richman created a sound that while paid homage to his heroes still forged new ground. Although it was not the first influential Proto Punk album, his work may have proved as one of the most important. Richman would later march to his own tune, creating music that honored other styles with his own unique spin and would also go into his own self imposed exile from the music world. With the Velvets in, is it possible that their biggest fan could get in too?
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