The Modern Lovers

The Modern Lovers

Joined: 14 May 2005, 07:33

11 Dec 2008, 02:22 #1

Pick your fave

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Note to purists:

I picked the 80s reissue because the extra tracks are crucial.
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NZSquidlord
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11 Dec 2008, 07:22 #2

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11 Dec 2008, 09:09 #3

Greatest count-off intro ever!

Always loved Roadrunner, and his occasional pop-up appearances in films such as Repo Man and even There's Something About Mary (he was the only good thing in it), but never gone as far as buying anything by him.
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11 Dec 2008, 09:41 #4

my wife thinks 'she cracked' sounds like 'clear off'
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petehine
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11 Dec 2008, 10:21 #5

Fantastic Life sounds like something from this album. The Fall took the deliberately unfashionable to different places. Not so cute which is a good thing because Richman's cuteness grates a bit. The love for VU caused them to sound alike sometime be it a few years apart.
Pablo Picasso's my pick today.
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Joined: 24 Mar 2008, 17:15

11 Dec 2008, 10:26 #6

"Old World", please. What a great band. One of them later turned up in The Cars, you know.
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Bagrec
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11 Dec 2008, 10:44 #7

"Old World" too.
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Stranger
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11 Dec 2008, 10:56 #8

friendly_visitor @ Dec 11 2008, 03:22 AM wrote: Note to purists:

I picked the 80s reissue because the extra tracks are crucial.
extra tracks? there's only one listed here? :D
BBC...Clitheroe Castle....The Fall...1985...please...
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11 Dec 2008, 12:48 #9

Stranger @ Dec 11 2008, 10:56 PM wrote:
friendly_visitor @ Dec 11 2008, 03:22 AM wrote: Note to purists:

I picked the 80s reissue because the extra tracks are crucial.
extra tracks? there's only one listed here? :D
There are three.

"I'm Straight" and "Dignified And Old" weren't on the original.

Awful place to put them in the running order. <_<
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11 Dec 2008, 12:54 #10

I went with Pablo Picasso. I saw Jonathan Richman in concert several months ago - it was a good show...........
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Stranger
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11 Dec 2008, 13:02 #11

Zoot Horn Polo @ Dec 11 2008, 01:48 PM wrote:
Stranger @ Dec 11 2008, 10:56 PM wrote:
friendly_visitor @ Dec 11 2008, 03:22 AM wrote: Note to purists:

I picked the 80s reissue because the extra tracks are crucial.
extra tracks? there's only one listed here? :D
There are three.

"I'm Straight" and "Dignified And Old" weren't on the original.

Awful place to put them in the running order. <_<
ah yes, you are right...they've done the *Beggars Banquet* trick! :rolleyes:
BBC...Clitheroe Castle....The Fall...1985...please...
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11 Dec 2008, 13:02 #12

Voted for Roadrunner, although I was very close to picking Pablo Picasso.

Have seen Jojo a few times and always enjoyed it.

At a gig some years ago he performed the song Hospital from this album. During the song he stopped and apologised for the line 'I go to bakeries all day long, 'cause there's a lack of sweetness in my life'. Said that he was very young when he wrote it and a bit naive.
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Joined: 31 Jan 2008, 13:57

11 Dec 2008, 13:20 #13

Great record. Pablo Picasso.
A Worried Man,Apr 25 2017, 12:18 AM

"GFR is being a prick."
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11 Dec 2008, 14:48 #14

Stranger @ Dec 12 2008, 01:02 AM wrote:
Zoot Horn Polo @ Dec 11 2008, 01:48 PM wrote:

Awful place to put them in the running order. <_<
ah yes, you are right...they've done the *Beggars Banquet* trick! :rolleyes:
That track listing never bothered me because even the original LP was a set of demos gathered and sequenced years after recording, and I think the three extra tracks are from the same recordings. (And I voted for one of the bonus cuts, I'm Straight, even though Roadrunner is undeniable -- possibly the greatest song opening in existence)
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11 Dec 2008, 15:13 #15

Absolutely love this album. Went for I'm Straight but easily could have been Pablo Picasso, Roadrunner or Modern World.



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12 Dec 2008, 00:33 #16

Grog @ Dec 12 2008, 01:02 AM wrote:At a gig some years ago he performed the song Hospital from this album.&nbsp; During the song he stopped and apologised for the line 'I go to bakeries all day long, 'cause there's a lack of sweetness in my life'.&nbsp; Said that he was very young when he wrote it and a bit naive.
Strange that he felt the need to apologize for that line, he's written much worse over the years. :rolleyes:

At least way back when he was "very young and a bit naive" he could be sweet without being corny and funny without being ridiculous. Nowadays... :zip:
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12 Dec 2008, 10:44 #17

One of the best albums ever!

Voted for Government Center. Always thought there are not enough songs about (boring) (office) jobs. Married, 2 kids, maybe...

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elvischomsky
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12 Dec 2008, 11:18 #18

Roadrunner tends to overshadow all else on this, so I went for I'm Straight.
But I also think "No one ever called Pable Picasso an asshole" is one of the finest and funniest lines in popular music.
Oh, and another great track from the early years; New Teller, from Beserkley Chartbusters Vol. 1.
It's a shame JR rapidly descended into the land of the twee in the late 70s...
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Stranger
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12 Dec 2008, 11:41 #19

Roadrunner tends to overshadow all else on this for me too, so I have gone for 'Old World'.

:)
BBC...Clitheroe Castle....The Fall...1985...please...
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12 Dec 2008, 13:51 #20

friendly_visitor @ Dec 11 2008, 02:22 PM wrote: Note to purists:

I picked the 80s reissue because the extra tracks are crucial.
Although the extra tracks on the more recent edition make this one even more crucial...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Lovers/d ... 670&sr=1-3
I've got no time for intellectual music eg Hergest Ridge
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Stranger
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12 Dec 2008, 13:59 #21

I like the fact that on the link you have the opportunity to buy a 'used' copy for more than a new one. :D :rolleyes:
BBC...Clitheroe Castle....The Fall...1985...please...
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12 Dec 2008, 14:12 #22

Stranger @ Dec 13 2008, 01:59 AM wrote: I like the fact that on the link you have the opportunity to buy a 'used' copy for more than a new one. :D :rolleyes:
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The 'Songs of Remembrance' boot is almost as essential as the expanded first LP:

http://home.nyc.rr.com/feinleib/modern_ ... brance.htm
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13 Dec 2008, 03:53 #23

Cappuccino and a slice of quiche @ Dec 13 2008, 01:51 AM wrote:
friendly_visitor @ Dec 11 2008, 02:22 PM wrote: Note to purists:

I picked the 80s reissue because the extra tracks are crucial.
Although the extra tracks on the more recent edition make this one even more crucial...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Lovers/d ... 670&sr=1-3
Oh, crap! :lol:

Now I'm going to have to buy this for the fourth friggin' time! :banghead:
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23 Jan 2009, 01:04 #24

Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole.

Not like you. :lol: :applaud:
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23 Jan 2009, 12:53 #25

One of my favourite albums of all time :)

Could have been many but went for Astral Plane.

Although released in 1976, the majority of the tracks were recorded in 1972. Funny how a record so brilliant can be left lying around unreleased for 4 years.
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