Wednesday, December 16

My Favorite 2015 Christmas Stocking Stuffer for the Jonathan Fan

A split blue-black vinyl of The Modern Lovers.  I like how the designers picked up how key those two colors are. I had been collecting records since I was a kid in the 60s collecting 45s and I'd never seen blue and black done that way. Probably one of the reasons why that album stood out in my teenage mind. In addition to the fact that the music in the grooves was - well - Like No Other.  Don't know the history that album cover but I plan to research it someday. I bet it was some sort of art school joint.

Anyway if you don't have this album, or - gasp - have never heard it, I definitely recommend getting the properly-sequenced eight song original .. sans bonus tracks.  Bonus track reissues are pretty much the scourge of mankind.


  1. 1976-1977 was the first time I heard this album. I ordered it through the mail after hearing the song Hospital on the radio. That began my love affair with JR's music.

    1. 'Hospital' is as good an entry point as any that I know of. God Bless that radio station.

    2. The radio station was WNEWFM New York.