yay!!! it's finally july!!! the best month of the summer is here and with that comes gun powder smells and busted hands from fireworks, melted ice cream double dips and nasty snow cones, burnt hamburgers and deflated hotdogs aaaaaaannnnnnnnddddd people who shouldn't be wearing bikini's and speedos'... yes, summer is in full swing once this month arrives and it brings back tons of memories and drama. skipping the drama, the memories are special. uh, i don't think i'll post those memories here, but let's just say they make me happy. as happy as a good memory can be.
going back to the past, here's some more proto-punk from the late 70's, courtesy of The Modern Lovers.
for fans of The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, Television, Blondie, New York Dolls and Richard Hell and the Voidoids among others, the modern lovers started in 1970 and ended in 1974. they would latter reunite, but eh. they hailed from natick, massachusetts and are considered one of the most inspirational of the early punk/post-punk/nu-wave groups from the late 70's. the band was led by lead singer jonathan richman whom you all might recognize as the dude with the guitar who sang in sporadic moments in the movie, There's Something About Mary. (good flick!!!) yep, that guy was in this band and they were freekin' awesome. over the course of the bands short career, many members filtered in and out and some even went on to be in other notable acts like The Cars and Talking Heads.
there is really only one album to post by them here. it's their self titled debut and number 381 in Rolling Stones Top 500 Greatest Albums Ever Made. every track on here is amazing and it's all worth a listen. it's definitely a summertime album, so give it a shot and you might totally dig it!!!
going faster miles an hour...