History Music / TheModernLovers

11th Oct '16 1:40:43 PM tonagamu
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After the album, Music/JonathanRichman started working with other musicians using The Modern Lovers name. They became a footnote up until around recently when they got some recognition for being amongst the Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/TheStooges as inspiration for punk. Their even given credit for jump-starting the UsefulNotes/StraightEdge movement with the song "I'm Straight", showing one of the earliest recordings of UsefulNotes/StraightEdge music.

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After the album, Music/JonathanRichman started working with other musicians using The Modern Lovers name. They became a footnote up until around recently when they got some recognition for being amongst the Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/TheStooges as inspiration for punk. Their They're even given credit for jump-starting the UsefulNotes/StraightEdge movement with the song "I'm Straight", showing one of the earliest recordings of UsefulNotes/StraightEdge music.
23rd Jan '16 8:51:52 PM nombretomado
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After the album, Music/JonathanRichman started working with other musicians using The Modern Lovers name. They became a footnote up until around recently when they got some recognition for being amongst the Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/TheStooges as inspiration for punk. Their even given credit for jump-starting the StraightEdge movement with the song "I'm Straight", showing one of the earliest recordings of StraightEdge music.

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After the album, Music/JonathanRichman started working with other musicians using The Modern Lovers name. They became a footnote up until around recently when they got some recognition for being amongst the Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/TheStooges as inspiration for punk. Their even given credit for jump-starting the StraightEdge UsefulNotes/StraightEdge movement with the song "I'm Straight", showing one of the earliest recordings of StraightEdge UsefulNotes/StraightEdge music.



** "I'm Straight". In fact, the title itself could be a precursor to StraightEdge.

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** "I'm Straight". In fact, the title itself could be a precursor to StraightEdge.UsefulNotes/StraightEdge.



* GenrePopularizer: Along with the Stooges and the Music/VelvetUnderground, they started PunkRock. Oh, and in a way StraightEdge.

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* GenrePopularizer: Along with the Stooges and the Music/VelvetUnderground, they started PunkRock. Oh, and in a way StraightEdge.UsefulNotes/StraightEdge.
25th Feb '15 12:36:49 PM TrustBen
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* DrugsAreBad: "I'm Straight". In fact, the title itself could be a precursor to StraightEdge.

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* DrugsAreBad: DrugsAreBad:
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"I'm Straight". In fact, the title itself could be a precursor to StraightEdge.StraightEdge.
** "She Cracked" as well. Drugs have a lot to do with her downfall.
25th Feb '15 12:35:34 PM TrustBen
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Two early members of the Modern Lovers had success with other NewWave bands. David Robinson became the drummer of Music/TheCars. Jerry Harrison joined Music/TalkingHeads as a keyboardist/second guitarist.
5th Oct '14 6:25:14 AM m8e
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* GenrePopularizer: Along with the Stooges and the Music/VelvetUnderground, they started Music/PunkRock. Oh, and in a way StraightEdge.

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* GenrePopularizer: Along with the Stooges and the Music/VelvetUnderground, they started Music/PunkRock.PunkRock. Oh, and in a way StraightEdge.
5th Oct '14 6:22:24 AM m8e
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They started 1970, trapped in obscurity. They recorded a few songs for an album that never got off the ground. They then disbanded, and got back together in 1976. This time they succeeded in releasing the album, with both the original tracks and some new ones they recorded. The self titled is considered a precursor to Music/PunkRock.

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They started 1970, trapped in obscurity. They recorded a few songs for an album that never got off the ground. They then disbanded, and got back together in 1976. This time they succeeded in releasing the album, with both the original tracks and some new ones they recorded. The self titled is considered a precursor to Music/PunkRock.
PunkRock.
12th Aug '14 9:45:33 AM Willbyr
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-->''"That's right!"''
--> Jonathan Richman in every one of his songs.

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-->''"That's ->''"That's right!"''
--> -->-- Jonathan Richman in every one of his songs.




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!!This band provides examples of the following:



* GenrePopularizer: Along with the Stooges and the VelvetUnderground, they started Music/PunkRock. Oh, and in a way StraightEdge.

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* GenrePopularizer: Along with the Stooges and the VelvetUnderground, Music/VelvetUnderground, they started Music/PunkRock. Oh, and in a way StraightEdge.


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7th May '14 10:34:20 AM ParanoiaAgent
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** Frontman Music/JonathanRichman became a [[TropeMaker lo-fi]] singer-songwriter.
24th Apr '14 4:46:54 AM ParanoiaAgent
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After the album, Jonathan Richman started working with other musicians using The Modern Lovers name. They became a footnote up until around recently when they got some recognition for being amongst the Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/TheStooges as inspiration for punk. Their even given credit for jump-starting the StraightEdge movement with the song "I'm Straight", showing one of the earliest recordings of StraightEdge music.

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After the album, Jonathan Richman Music/JonathanRichman started working with other musicians using The Modern Lovers name. They became a footnote up until around recently when they got some recognition for being amongst the Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/TheStooges as inspiration for punk. Their even given credit for jump-starting the StraightEdge movement with the song "I'm Straight", showing one of the earliest recordings of StraightEdge music.
20th Jun '13 11:30:56 PM ThornBrain
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* AirplaneArms -- "I'm A Little Airplane"

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* AirplaneArms -- AirplaneArms: "I'm A Little Airplane"Airplane"
* BreakupBreakout: Keyboardist Jerry Harrison went on to join Music/TalkingHeads and drummer David Robinson formed Music/TheCars.



* GenrePopularizer -- Along with the Stooges and the VelvetUnderground, they started Music/PunkRock. Oh, and in a way StraightEdge.
* HaveAGayOldTime -- "I'm Straight" is about not doing drugs.

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* GenrePopularizer -- GenrePopularizer: Along with the Stooges and the VelvetUnderground, they started Music/PunkRock. Oh, and in a way StraightEdge.
* HaveAGayOldTime -- HaveAGayOldTime: "I'm Straight" is about not doing drugs.



* StopAndGo -- The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu3TvC9CH18 live version of "Ice Cream Man"]], restarting and repeating the last verse ''seven times''.

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* StopAndGo -- StopAndGo: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu3TvC9CH18 live version of "Ice Cream Man"]], restarting and repeating the last verse ''seven times''.
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