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The Modern Lovers – Hospital (1976)

The Modern Lovers’ debut LP of 1976 maybe the best record ever made.

I’ve already posted the peerless “Pablo Picasso” here and a day reading memoirs on familial death (Joan Didion and Rupert Thomson anyone?) in front of the Third Test match have prompted me to post this.

Most of the Modern Lovers LP was recorded in 1972 but this track, allegedly, was recorded in 1971. Confirming Jonathan Richman as a true genius and forging the missing link between the Velvet Underground and The Smiths (no, really) this track is a melancholic and sometimes tongue in cheek masterpiece.

I go to bakeries all day long

There’s a lack of sweetness in my life

And there’s pain inside

You can see it in my eyes

The LP version and then a live recording from a few years earlier.

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