Jonathan Richman

I, Jonathan [2020 Repress]

£22.99
  • Jonathan Richman	- I, Jonathan [2020 Repress]
25th September 2020 / LP / Craft Recordings
     

Jonathan Richman

I, Jonathan [2020 Repress]

£22.99

'I, Jonathan' is the fourth solo album by Jonathan Richman, released by the Rounder Records label in 1992. This is the first time it has ever been available on vinyl.

As the founder of influential protopunk band The Modern Lovers, Richman had strived to convey authentic emotions and storytelling with his music. ‘I, Jonathan’ continued this aesthetic with simple and sparse rock and roll arrangements, and straightforward lyrics about mundane topics.

Songs on the album addressed topics such as backyard parties ("Parties in the U.S.A"), memories of neighborhoods in which Richman had lived ("Rooming House on Venice Beach" and "Twilight in Boston") and his admiration of his primary musical inspiration, the Velvet Underground ("Velvet Underground"). The latter song includes a brief interlude of the Velvet Underground song, Sister Ray.

The album helped increase Richman's cultural profile, which would include a 1993 appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in which Richman performed one of the album's songs, "I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar".

Parties In The U.S.A. 
Tandem Jump 
You Can't Talk To The Dude 
Velvet Underground 
I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar 
Rooming House On Venice Beach 
That Summer Feeling 
Grunion Run 
A Higher Power 
Twilight In Boston

Format /LP
Released /25th September 2020
Catalogue / CR00283
Barcode / 888072155534
Artist / Jonathan Richman
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