One place where everyone seems to listen to Jonathan is in the car. It just seems right in the dark while the world flashes by. Ken Napzok likes to sing along to "Someone I Care About" from The Modern Lovers:
Jonathan Richman might just be the master of laying down vocal tracks that any one on God’s green earth can sing to. This ode to wanting more then one night stands is served best when you’re tired of the romance game and speeding down the PCH trying to escape it all. With his nasal voice and oddly endearing flatness, Mr. Richman never fails to sooth my ‘heartbroken, straight laced, looking for true love’ soul. And as an added bonus they just don’t lay down driving guitar bits like this song’s any more.
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