underheralded pop/punk gems, v. 14 — Jonathan Richman

Welcome back to radio SAT, where of course our thoughts are with the good folks of Boston. 

For this week’s gem, I turn to Sir Jonathan Richman, one of Boston’s favorite sons, and a track from his debut, self-titled LP Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers

The most heralded LP in the Richman oeuvre, of course, is The Modern Lovers, which charts at no. 48 on the recently compiled 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time, courtesy of the folks at this odd periodical called Rolling Stone magazine. There’s lots to savor here, and plenty to gnash teeth about, but I’ll save that for another day. 

Meanwhile, I hope Jonathan’s dancing proves infectious, and that you have a playful rest of your week.