In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Beserkley” label released the debut, self-titled Modern Lovers  album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Cale, Robert Appere, Kim Fowley and Alan Mason. In 2003, the album was ranked at number 381 on “Rolling Stone”  magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Jonathan Richman– vocals, electric guitars
  • Jerry Harrison– piano, organ, backing vocals
  • Ernie Brooks – bass, backing vocals
  • David Robinson– drums, backing vocals
  • John Cale– additional keyboards
  • Jim Blodgett – co-ordination
  • Lubin – assistance
  • Horn – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jonathan Richman.

  1. Roadrunner
  2. Astral Plane
  3. Old World
  4. Pablo Picasso
  5. She Cracked
  6. Hospital
  7. Someone I Care About
  8. Girlfriend
  9. Modern World



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