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Hello, and welcome to 'Bob's Nerdy Webpage' (created June 2003). As I eventually start to figure out some sort of method over the next few weeks I'm intending to add info about the shows. Song lists, brief concert descriptions, etc.

However, for the time being, as a very rough guide the following grading system, sort of, applies :-

Excellent - A great copy of the show.

Very Good - Almost as good as above but with some sort of small flaw, but still a very nice recording.

Good - Sounds OK to me, but with more of the flaws.

Poor - Only for die-hard fans aiming for a complete collection!

However, if I really like the show then my judgment may have become a little clouded, so one or two shows that probably objectively would only be of very good sound quality I might have graded to be Excellent; as in, this is an excellent show to have!

Recent additions in red...

February 2011 - Comments Box Now Added

 


   

Top of the Pops 1978 - (Download)   

  I was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar - (Stream)


 

1981 - 1990   1991 - 2000    2001 to now...

 

1971 - 1980

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA - 1971 - 1 CD - Good

Ok, I'd better say a few words... When I received both this and the following one (Cambridge Boathouse) they were mixed up and named as Boston 1971 & 1973, but I think they were accidentally mis-labeled at some time. 

Why do I think this? Well, by doing a comparison of some tracks included in Precise Modern Lovers Order & also by checking out some other people's early Modern Lovers web pages: they tie in as actually being from Harvard University 1971 & Cambridge Boathouse.

Quality-wise though, the recording sound is pretty rough, especially when you compare them to the cleaned up songs included on Precise Modern Lovers Order, but, because some are not included on either Precise Modern Lovers Order or Live at the Longbranch Saloon, then they are probably only available within this recording. So, that's my ten cents, enough said...

Walk Up The Street

She Cracked

Astral Plane

The Mixer (Men and Women Together)

Old World

96 Tears

Fly into the Mystery

Modern World

Someone I Care About

Hospital

I'm Straight

The Mixer (Men and Women Together)

I'm Straight

Wake Up Sleepy Heads

Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste

 

Stonehenge, Ipswich, MA - 1971, or 72 (?) -  2 CD - Very Good

 

First Set

Modern World
Ride Down On The Highway
Girlfriend
She Cracked
Womanhood
Old World

Second Set

Fly Into The Mystery
Dignified And Old
Pablo Picasso
Cambridge Clown
Astral Plane
Song Of Remembrance For Old Girlfriends
Such Loneliness
I Grew Up In The Suburbs
A Plea For Tenderness (incomplete)
Roadrunner (cut)

 

Radcliffe, Cambridge, MA - 27th October 1972 - 2 CD - Excellent

 

I'm Dropping My Friends (one by one)

I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms

I'm Straight

Someone I Care About

Astral Plane

Carla

A Song of Remembrance For Old Girlfriends

Roadrunner

Pablo Picasso

I Know I Turn Her On

Hospital

I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms

A Plea For Tenderness

Foggy Notion

I'm Straight

Cambridge Boathouse, MA - 1 CD - 1973 - Poor

Same story as the Harvard University...I think... However please let me know if you can help identify either of them better - thanks.

Cambridge Clown

Fly Into The Mystery

Such Loneliness

Womanhood

Dignified And Old

A Plea For Tenderness

Instrumental

Someone I Care About

Songs of Rememberance - 1 CD - Very Good  

A CD bootleg released in 1998 by Punk Vault (PVCD1003). The sound is generally pretty good.

I'm Waiting For The Man                                         (First Demos)                                   

Hospital                                                                       (First Demos)

Astral Plane                                                                (First Demos)

Ride Down On The Highway                                    (First Demos)

Someone I Care About                                               (Intermedia Studios)

Hospital                                                                     (Intermedia Studios)

Roadrunner                                                               (Intermedia Studios)

Such Loneliness                                                        (Elektra Studios)

Modern World                                                          (Elektra Studios)

Song Of Remembrance For Old Girlfriends            (Dinky Dawsons)

A Plea For Tenderness                                               (Dinky Dawsons)

Fly Into The Mystery                                                (Gold Star Studios)

I'm Dropping My Friends (one by one)                     (Radcliffe)

Someone I Care About                                                (Mercer Arts)

Dignified And old                                                       (Mercer Arts)

She Cracked                                                                (Mercer Arts)

Astral Plane                                                               (Mercer Arts)

Roadrunner                                                                (Cambridge Boathouse)

 

1-4 Jonathan's first demos said to have been made in the Harvard Square area of Boston, Summer 1970

5-7  From The Modern Lovers first session, Intermedia Studios, Boston, 1971

8-9 From The Warner Brothers Demos with John Cale, Elektra Studios, LA, April 1972

10-11 From Dinky Dawsons Studio, Boston with Kim Fowley, Summer 1972

12 Gold Star Studios, LA, with Kim Fowley, October 1973

13 Live Radcliffe, Cambridge, October 1972

14 - 17 The Mercer Arts Center, NYC, New Years Eve 1972

18 Cambridge Boathouse, MA, 1972

 

Also, - Tracks 5,7, and 9, are among the extra tracks on the 2003 Castle Music re-issue of 'The Modern Lovers' (CMQCD 782)

 

Track 6 was on the original 1976 release of 'The Modern Lovers', but the version here has some brief studio chat before it begins.

 

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The Living Room Demos - AKA 74 Acetates - 1 CD - Excellent

A complete copy of the Living Room Demos and from a crisp and sharp recording too.

I Feel Alright

Veil Of Cold

Crazy Little Mama

I See Your Light

Falling In Love Must Be Two Way

Awkward Love

Song Of Remembrance For Old Girlfriends

Hey There Little Insect

Goin' Home

Guitar Doodle No.1

Touch Me If You Want

Do You Believe In Magic

It Will Stand

Chat And Guitar Doodle No. 2

Let's Take The Long Way Home

Young And In Love

Just Wanna' Be Young

Government Center

Do de do do

Little Latin Lupe Lu

Winters Get Hard In New England

Song Of Remembrance For Old Girlfriends (LA Version)

Twist And Shout

Willie And The Hand Jive

Trip To The Sea

The Laura Palmer Tape, 1974 (?) - 1 CD - Excellent

cover files available

A quirky little recording. Recorded by Jonathan and given as a gift to a friend, Laura, eventually it somehow found it's way onto the tape trading circles. This is a much improved copy to what was originally available.

Government Center

The New Teller

Thunderbolts Of Joy

My Honest Dear

Singing In The Rain

So Much Respect For You

I'm Not Alone (The Heavens Love Me)

Kumbaya

Hi Fred , We Still Love You

Flying Saucers Rock And Roll

Laura's Song 

 

Boston Center For The Arts, Boston, MA, 23rd February 1974 - 1 CD - Poor

 

Much of this recording is in a very poor state, and a number of the tracks are barely audible. 

 

The tape had a note attached  'with Mo Tucker in audience'.

 

On the same CD as 'Government Center 1976'.

 

Boston, USA (?)   (barely audible)

Goin' Home

Little Latin Lupe Lu

Falling in love must be two way

Winters get hard in New England

Take a walk round town (?)   (barely audible)

Government Center

Pablo Picasso

Just wanna' be young

Johnny Too Bad

Road Runner

Song of Remembrance for old Girlfriends (cut)

Hey Good Looking (part of)   (barely audible)

 

The Kitchen, New York City, 20th or 21st March 1975 - 1 CD - Very Good 


Jonathan Richman

Ernie Brooks --  bass guitar
Andy Paley    --  drums / vocals
Jonathan Paley --  guitar
Jody Thaxter     --  backing vocals
Miranda Remington  --  backing vocals

 

This Little Light Of Mine (Harry Dixon Loes)

Rock Island Line (Leadbelly)

Wonderful Girl (?)

Kumbaya  (cut)

Good Night Baby (the Butterflys)

My Honest Dear

She Loves You Jonathan, Give Her Time (?)

Blue Suede Shoes

Don't Worry Baby (Beach Boys)

Born Too Late (The Poni-Tails)

Here We Are In Dreamland

The New Teller

Hi Fred, We Still Love You

Roadrunner

 

Stone Phoenix Coffee House, Boston, MA, 29th March 1975 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Jonathan Richman and a new line up of ' The Modern Lovers' - including Ernie Brookes and Curly Keranen, and  maybe Andy Paley too.

 

Fly Into The Mystery

Government Center

Springtime

Girlfren'

Nishi

The New Teller

Hospital

My Honest Dear

I Love You So (?)

Astral Plane

Here We Are In Dreamland

Crazy Little Moma

Heart To Heart (?)

Pablo Picasso

 

San Francisco, California, 11th April 1976 - 1 CD - Good

 

Jonathan with Leroy Radcliffe on guitar, Curly Keranen on bass, accompanied an unnamed drummer.

 

The sound is a little 'boomy'. 

 

Here come the Martian Martians

Doo Wop Number (?)

Springtime

Rockin Shoppin' Center

Egyptian Reggae

Abominable Snowman in the Market

Back in the USA

Hey There Little Insect

Pterodactyl in the Airport

Girl with the Curl

Important in your Life

New England

Lonely Financial Zone

Government Center

Road Runner

New Teller

 

Iowa, USA - April 1976 - 2 CD (2 sets) - Poor

 

First Set

 

Here Come The Martian Martians (cuts)
New Teller
Government Center
Abominable Snowman In The Market
Egyptian Reggae
Stir It Up
It Will Stand
Back In The USA
Hi Dear
Girl With A Curl
Important In Your Life
New England
Important In Your Life #2

Second Set


Roadrunner
Hospital
Lonely Financial Zone
Rollercoaster By The Sea
Government Center
Abomidable Snowman In The Market
The New Teller
Here Come The Martian Martians
It Will Stand

Hi Dear
New England

 

The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, 3rd October 1976 - 2 CD - Good

 

Jonathan and the Modern Lovers - Leroy Radcliffe, Curly Keranen, and D. Sharpe. 

 

A really rare recording, with a couple of completely unknown songs - 'At Home with a Lover' and  'I Love People'' - both of them don't seem to exist on any other JR recordings. Some issues with the sound, a bad burn's been done at some time in the past, but nothing too much to spoil it.

 

Set 1 - CD 1

Instumental

Angels watching over me

Springtime

Egyptian Reggae

Here come the Martian Martians

Abominable Snowman in the Market

Government Center

Ice Cream Man

Dodge Veg-o-matic

At home with a lover (?)

Afternoon

Hospital

 

CD2

Important in your life

New Teller

Set 2

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Hey there little insect

Ancient long go

Roller Coaster by the Sea

New England

Ice Cream Man

Roadrunner

The Wheels on the Bus

Summer Morning

Morning of our lives

Back in the USA

I Love People (?)

Town Hall, New York City, 9th October 1976 2 CD - Good

This is such a fun recording! Jonathan taking the second line up of Modern Lovers on the road with his new songs; Ice Cream Man; Here come the Martian, Martians; Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns; etc, to a New York audience that sound like they fully expected to hear the 'old stuff!' Lots of heckling at the beginning but Jonathan soon has them won over (well most of them)

Best heckle is something like 'You sound like you've got a head full of Ice Cream!'

Back in the USA

Road runner

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Ice Cream Man

Ancient Long Ago

Kumbaya

Government Center

Here come the Martian Martians

Dodge Veg-o-matic

New England

La Bamba

Springtime

Summer Feeling

Hospital

New Teller

Important in you Life

Abominable Snowman in the Market

Ice Cream Man

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Astral Plane

Wonderful Girl 

 

Government Center, Boston, MA, 1976 (exact date unknown) - 1 CD - Excellent

 

An unusual and rare recording; Jonathan and Greg (Curly Keranen?) performing for the staff of Government Center one lunch-time, someone has provided everyone with lyric sheets so they can join in the chorus, which they do after Jonathan has ran though the song once.

 

(On the same CD as 'Boston Center for the Arts' 1974)

 

Government Center

Government Center (#2)

New Teller

 

Varulven Interview, Brookline, MA, 30th August 1976 - 2 CD - Good

 

A 90 minute interview with Jonathan for Varulven magazine; along with Joe Viglione and Fred Pineau. 

 

Oedipus Interview, Boston, 6th November 1976 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

A short interview with David Robinson, who has brought into the studio a copy of  'Girlriend', recorded at the 1972 Modern Lovers session produced by John Cale. 

 

(At the end of the 'Boston, 1980' CD)

 

Girlfriend

 

The Boarding House, San Francisco, CA, 13th March 1977 (early show) - 1 CD - Good

 

With Leroy Radcliffe, Curly Keranen, and D. Sharpe.

 

Afternoon

I'm a Little Dinosaur

Rockin Rockin Leprechauns

Ready Teddy

Back in the USA

I'm Crying

She Cracked

It will stand

I'm a Little Airplane

Here we are in Ancient Egypt Now

Astral Plane

New England

Hi Dear

Ice Cream Man

Roadrunner

 

The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, 13th March 1977 (late show) - 2 CD - Good

 

Set 1 - CD1

Afternoon

I'm a little Dinosaur

New Teller

I'm a little Airplane

Rockin Rockin Leprechauns

Here come the Martian Martians

Abominable Snowman in the Market

Government Center

New England

Important in Your Life

Morning of our Lives

Dodge Veg-o-matic

Girlfriend

Roadrunner

 

Set 2 - CD2

Here we are in Ancient Egypt Now

Hey there little Insect

South American Folk Song

Summer Morning 

Hospital

Rockin Shoppin' Center

Ice Cream Man

Roll over Beethoven

Ready Teddy

 

The Cellar Door, Washington DC, 23rd March 1977 - 1 CD - Good

 

Ice Cream Man

Hi Dear

Back in the USA

Egyptian Reggae

The Sweeping Wind

New England

My Little Kookenhaken

My love is a flower (just beginning to bloom)

Government Center

Important in your life

Rockin' Rocking Leprachauns

I'm a little Dinosaur

New Teller

 

Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 24th September 1977 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

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From a radio broadcast recently made available on 'Night Train', VPRO Radio, Netherlands, a super sounding show, and with something almost unique too, 'Here we are in ancient Egypt', great stuff...

 

I'm a little Dinosaur

Ice Cream Man

Ancient Long Ago

I'm a little Airplane

South American Folk Song

Here we are in Ancient Egypt

Pretty Little Girl

Hello Josephine

New England

 

In addition to the above recording, I've now received the following three tracks that were aired by the Dutch radio station, Hilv.3, on the 22nd January 1986. Excellent quality, but the final track is sadly incomplete.

 

Back In The USA

Astral Plane

Roadrunner (incomplete - cuts out at about one minute in)

 

The Paradise, Boston, MA, Late 77 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

With Asa, Leroy, and D. Sharpe. Including a 12 minute version of  Roadrunner'.

 

My Little Kookenhaken

Afternoon

Roadrunner

Hospital

La Bamba

Rockin' Shoppin' Center

Ice Cream Man

Morning Of Our Lives

Important In Your Life

My Love Is A Flower

 

The Paradise, Boston, MA, Late 1977 - 2 CD - Excellent

 

Exact date of this show unknown. But it seems to be pretty likely near the date of  the New York University show - from the 29th October - as both shows include 'Little Boy In My Heart' along with a trombone instrumental.

 

Another fun sounding two set show with the Modern Lovers, marred only by two of the songs were cut short on the taping.

 

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

Government Center

Abominable Snowman In The Market

Little Boy In My Heart

New Teller

Back In The USA

I'm A Little Dinosaur

Pretty Little Girl

Roadrunner (the end is cut)

South American Folk Song

Girlfriend

Summer Morning

Lydia

Oh Carol

Hey There Little Insect

Trombone Instrumental

New England

Important In Your Life (cuts before the end)

 

New York University, New York, 29th October 1977 - 2 CD - Very Good

 

 A great show this - with a very funny trombone instrumental and a few unusual songs, as well as, Little Boy In My Heart, a song that I'm only aware of through this recording and one other - The Paradise, Boston (just above here) - with Leroy Radcliffe, Asa Brebner, and D. Sharpe.

 

Back in the USA

Ice Cream Man

My love is a flower (just beginning to bloom)

Springtime

I'm a little Airplane

New England

Hi Dear

Hospital

I'm a little Airplane

Rockin' Rockin' Leprachauns

Here come the Martian Martians

New Teller

Little Boy in my Heart (?)

Abominable Snowman in the Market

It will stand

Afternoon

Lydia

Trombone Instrumental

She Cracked

The Sweeping Wind

Route 66

Roll over Beethoven

Roadrunner

Morning of our lives

 

Houston Hall, University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 17th February 1978 - 1CD - Very Good

 

Ice Cream Man
Abdul & Cleopatra
New England
Hey There Little Insect
The New Teller
Egyptian Reggae
Rockin' Shopping Center
Here Come The Martian Martians
Affection
Roadrunner (cut)
(tape flip)
I'm A Little Dinosaur
Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns
Abominable Snowman In The Market
I'm A Lttle Aeroplane

 

The Quiet Knight, Chicago, 3rd & 4th March 1978 - 2 CD - Excellent

 

3rd March- CD1

 

Important in your life

New Teller

Rockin' rockin' Leprechauns

Egyptian Reggae

Route 66

Back in the USA

Roadrunner

Girlfren'

Hospital

The Sweeping Wind

Rockin' Shoppin' Center

Abdul and Cleopatra

Ice Cream Man

My little Kookenhaken

Summer Morning

Affection

 

4th March - Set 1 - CD2

 

Lydia

Abominable Snowman in the market

New England

Ice Cream Man

Egyptian Reggae

Summer Morning

Kumbaya

Oh Carol

Route 66

Back in the USA

Roadrunner

Here come the Martian Martians

Abdul and Cleopatra

 

The Paradise, Boston, 15th April 1978 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Lover Please

It's Afternoon And The Range Is Calling (?)

Roadrunner

Here Come The Martian Martians

New Teller

Bundle Of Joy

Abdul And Cleopatra

Back In Your Life

New England

Ding Dong Ding

Lydia

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Affection

Emaline

My Little Kookenhaken

My Love Is A Flower (Just Beginning To Bloom)

The Sweeping Wind

Fly Into The Mystery

 

Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, 30th April 1978 - 1 Tape plus CD - Good

 

Jonathan with the Modern Lovers: Asa Brebner, Leroy Radcliffe and D. Sharpe. 

 

Ice Cream Man is great fun... with loads and loads of false endings.

 

Josephine

I'm a little airplane

I'm a little dinosaur

New England

My little Kookenhaken

Roller coaster by the sea

New Teller

Egyptian reggae

Lover please

Buzz buzz buzz

Roadrunner

Hospital

Wheels on the bus

Affection

Ice cream man

Hi dear

Amazing grace

Back in the USA

Pearl

Back in your life

Emaline

Louise

Hey there little insect

Morning of our lives

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Egyptian Reggae

Fly into the Mystery

 

Round Table, UK Radio 1, May 1978 - (RADIO INTERVIEW) - 1 CD - Good

 

Presented by Kid Jenson 'Round Table' was a platform for guests to review some of the latest singles out in the UK. Jonathan and Ed Stewart are the shows guests, but, it's a  pretty crappy set of singles out that week unfortunately - Bonny Tyler, Althea and Donna, Billy Joel, Peter Sarstedt... in between songs Jonathan explains a little about the music he likes, etc...

 

About 40 minutes long.

 

Rock On, Radio 1 (UK Radio), 1978 - (RADIO INTERVIEW) - 1 CD - Excellent

 

Studio interview in between a few of Jonathan recordings (Abdul and Cleopatra, Buzz Buzz Buzz and  the 'Oh Carol ' version of 'Morning of our lives' are played) 

 

About 15 minutes long.

 

Amigos De Musica, VPRO Radio, Netherlands, 4th May 1978 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Musical Introduction

I'm a little Dinosaur

Route 66

Interview

I'm a little Airplane

Pretty little Girl

Hello Josephine

Hi Dear

New Teller

Ice Cream Man

My love is a flower (just beginning to bloom)

Back in the USA

Astral Plane

Lydia

 

Pinkpop, KRO Radio, Netherlands, 15th May 1978 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

 

A little bit of echo for the 1st couple of  songs only, but excellent for the rest of the show.

 

New England

Important in your Life

Back in the USA

Roller Coaster by the Sea

Pearl

Abominable Snowman in the market

Hey there little Insect

My love is a flower (just beginning to bloom)

Here come the Martian Martians

Rockin' rockin' Leprechauns

I'm a little Dinosaur

Affection

Roadrunner

 

Netepark, Bloso-Sportcentrum, Herentals, Belgium, 18th May 1978  - 1 CD - Very Good

 

I received this a while back unnamed and undated, and previously had it listed as 1978 filler, Venue Unknown. However I've now been given a lot more info about where it was recorded and also confirmation of the date. 

 

Apparently this was a free concert recorded by BRT , Belgium National TV, since then re-named  VRT, which was broadcast in three sections. 

 

VRT say that what we have here is just one of them,... so maybe someone out there has the others?

 

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

Back in the USA

New England

It's Afternoon And The Range Is Calling

Bundle of Joy

Lydia

My love is a flower just beginning to bloom

Radiohuset, Stockholm, Sweden, 17th June 1978 - 1 CD - Excellent  

cover files available

Good  live in the studio recording of the Modern Lovers, with nice and relaxed performance. Some nice chat between songs too.

Hi Dear

Back in the USA

Egyptian Reggae

Roller Coaster by the Sea

Pretty Little Girl

My Love is a Flower

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Ice Cream Man

Here come the Martian, Martians

New England

Hey there, little Insect

Government Center

It will stand

New Teller

I'm a little Dinosaur

My little Kookenhaken

Abdul and Cleopatra

Dodge-vego-matic

 

Bristol University, Bristol, 22nd June 1978 - 2 CD

 

Cover files available

 

Back in the USA

Route 66

Roller Coaster by the Sea

Here come the Martian Martians

Rockin rockin' Leprechauns

Ya Ya' (Lee Dorsey)

Affection

Mona

My love is a flower

Jambalaya

I'm a little Airplane

Hey there little Insect

Government Center

Roadrunner

I'm a little Dinosaur

Fly into the Mystery

 

My Fathers Place, Roslyn, New York, 7th July 1978 (early show) - 1 CD - Excellent

 

 

 

Jonathan with Leroy Radcliffe and Asa Brebner, both this and the show from the following night are really sharp recordings; neat that such early shows occasionally turn up in great condition.

 

Intro
Here Come The Martian Martians
Abdul And Cleopatra
My Love is a Flower
Hi Dear
I'm a Little Dinosaur
Abominable Snowman In The Market
Ice Cream Man
Egyptian Reggae
Summer Morning
This Little Light Of Mine
Ya Ya
New England
Band Intros
Bundle of Joy
Back in Your Life
Kenny Laguna Intro...
I Need Someone (with Kenny Laguna)

My Fathers Place, Roslyn, New York, 8th July 1978 (early show) - 1 CD - Excellent

 

Intro

My Love is a Flower

Springtime

South American Folk Song

Here Come The Martian Martians

Jambalaya (with Steve Forbert)

Bundle Of Joy

Rockin Rockin Leprachauns

Ice Cream Man

New England

Summer Morning

VPRO, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1978 - 1 CD - Very Good

Studio Concert which unfortunately cuts out part way through My love is a Flower. On the same CD as KALX 1983.

Up in Cold Maine under the Stars

New England

My love is a Flower (cut)

 

Top Pop, Holland, 1978 - DVD (or 1 CD)

 

The Modern Lovers on a Dutch music show. (On the same disc as the VPRO interview from 1994.)

 

Egyptian Reggae

New England

Abominable Snowman in the Market

Abdul & Cleopatra

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Affection

I'm a little Airplane

Egyptian Reggae

 

Gigant, Apeldoorn, Holland, 1st April 1979 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

An early solo show with a few unusual song choices, and, tantalizingly, a few lines of an unknown and unrecorded song 'Nuclear Power', probably made up on the spot soon after Jonathan noticed someone wearing an anti-nuclear button....

 

Party in the Woods

It's Afternoon And The Range Is Calling

Instrumental

My little Kookenhaken

Rockin Rockin Leprachauns

Too Fat

Crazy Eddie

Summer Morning

Oh Boy

I'm Natures Mosquito

New England

Up in Cold Maine under the Stars

She's gonna respect me

Back in your life

Egyptian Reggae

My love is a flower just beginning to bloom

Nuclear Power (cut)

Instrumental

New Teller

Our time is now

(plus a barely audible acapella encore...)

Springtime/My love is a flower 

 

Gaspars, Chicago, USA, 13th July 1979 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

A really good recording and something of rarity from this time. 

 

Tonight's and the following nights recording are solo performances, a lot of fun, and full of spontaneity. 

 

An added bonus too is the inclusion of  a rare recording of 'I Don't Want No Nuclear Power Plants (in My Life)', a song once planned to be released as a single with the Beserkley label. This release never came to be and the song quickly dropped from Jonathans live shows.

 

early show


Back in Your Life
Hi Dear
(stupid jokes)
Not Yet Three
Affection
I Love Her Little Body
That's How I Feel (instrumental -- The Students)
Here Come the Martian Martians
Instrumental
(tape flip)
Walter Johnson
Summer Morning
Rockin Rockin Leprechuans
Abdul and Cleopatra
I'm a Little Dinosaur
I'm Nature's Mosquito
New England

Late show (incomplete)

My Love is a Flower (Just Beginning to Bloom)
I Don't Want No Nuclear Power Plants (in My Life)
(She's Gonna) Respect Me
Girlfriend 

The Fenway
Fly Into the Mystery
Lonely Financial Zone
Pearl
Crazy Eddie
Party in the Woods Tonight

 

Gaspars, Chicago, USA, 14th July 1979 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

early set (incomplete)

Ice Cream Man
Shirin and Faradh

I Love Her Little Body
Rockin Rockin Leprechuans
Back in Your Life
The Fenway
Girlfriend
New Teller
This Little Light of Mine

 

Capital in Stereo (UK Radio) 1979 - (RADIO INTERVIEW) - 1 CD - Excellent

 

A few songs from his latest LP, 'Back in Your Life', are played (The songs are - Back in Your Life, Natures Mosquito, Affection and Roadrunner) Jonathan gives a little bit of info about each and also about his new LP. 

 

About 20 minutes long.

 

The Paley Sessions, Cambridge, MA, Summer of 1979 - 2 CD - Good

 

Said to have been recorded in Jonathans apartment in Cambridge. With Leroy Radcliffe, Andy Paley, Ellie Marshall, and  another backing singer, Liz Does.

 

Morning Of Our Lives

This Little Light of Mine

Ancient Long Ago

In The Checkout Line

Not Yet 3

Brand New Dance

Ruby Ruby

Theme from Moulin Rouge (instrumental)

Crazy Little Mama

Not Yet 3 (#2)

I'm A Jerk

Theme from Moulin Rouge (instrumental) (#2)

Sugar And Spice

I Love her Little Body

I'm A Little Airplane

Ballad Of Stink/ Moron Creek

My Love Is A Flower (just beginning to Bloom)

Bundle of Joy

Morning Of Our Lives (#2)

In The Checkout Line (#2)

Bundle Of Joy (#2)

The Fenway

Young At Heart

Wedding Bells

Adios (To My Own Desert Love)

Young At Heart (#2)

In The Checkout Line (#3)

Spanish Drama

Michael Row Your Boat Ashore

Sugar And Spice (#3)

 

Unreleased Lost Elpee - End of Summer, 1979 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

Highly recommended! 

 

Previously listed here as 'Unreleased Lost Elpee, 1980'. These seem be better identified as the eight-track demos that were recorded at Perfect Crime Studios during late summer of 1979 (see Tim Mitchell's book 'There's Something About Jonathan' - page 124).

 

I'm A Little Airplane

The Morning Of Our Lives

In The Checkout Line

Try This Brand New Dance

Theme From The Moulin Rouge

And That's Rock 'n' Roll

Ancient Long Ago

The Fenway

Not Yet Three

Stop This Car

Shirin And Fahrad

Walter Johnson

Five Year Old Feeling

 

Studio Demos, Late 1979 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

In the book 'There's Something About Jonathan' reference is made to a recording done at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, involved a full orchestra, 'Cupid ' and 'Lets Take The Long Way Home' both look to be from this session. 

 

I'm not sure about the other two, but as they arrived on the same CD I'll leave them here for now.

 

Nuclear Nightmare (Instrumental)

Cupid  (by Sam Cooke) 

Lets Take The Long Way Home

Up In The Sky Sometime

 

WBCN Radio Broadcast, Stone Phoenix, Boston, 1980 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

A strange show this one. A mix of live interview & performance in front of an audience. It starts off with someone mimicking Jonathan and then a bizarre who is the real Jonathan contest happens, add to this some truly dumb ass questions from the interviewer and this makes a very strange tape indeed.

 

The plus side of all this is that intermingled within is a very nice short performance from Jonathan.

 

Dueling Jojos

Somebody To Hold Me

Interview

New England  (cut) Interview

I See What's Underneath

Down In Bermuda

Interview

 

Boston TV 1980 - 1 CD

 

Baby We Can't Go Wrong

The Fenway

Here Come The Martian Martians

Affection

The Tam O'Shanter, Brookline, MA, 10th May 1980 - 2 CD - Poor 

A pretty rare solo show, but not the best of recordings with this one. 

 

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

Louie Louie

My Love Is A Flower (Just beginning To Bloom)

Rockin Rockin Leprachauns

Malanguena de Jojo

Hi Dear

Abdul And Cleopatra

Stay (just a little bit longer)

Hang On Sloopy

Roadrunner

Here Come The Martian Martians

She's Gonna Respect Me

South American Folk Song

Hospital

Rock Me All Night Long (?)

Take Me Off The Shelf (?)

Party In The Woods

Affection

New England

Shirin And Fahrad 

Stop This Car

Back In Your Life

Angels Watching Over Me

Club 57, New York, 23rd May 1980 1 CD - Excellent (Soundboard)

A pretty good show!

Ice Cream Man

Hang On Sloopy

Tallahasee Lassie

Abdul And Cleopatra

Stop This Car

My Love Is A Flower

Baby We Can't Go Wrong

Louie Louie

New Teller

Up In The Sky Sometime

Malanguena De Jojo

Ruby Ruby

New England

Here Come The Martian Martians

Affection

Important In Your life

Not Yet 3

Take Me Off The Shelf

Pablo Picasso

 

plus, an 8 minute recording :  WBEZ Chicago Radio (v. short interview) - date unknown

 

Roxy, Hollywood, CA, 18th July 1980 - 1 CD - Good

 

On the same CD as the one from the Roxy of the 5th October 1980. The whole of this show seems to be recorded, the other one is incomplete and just a few songs surviving on tape (see the other entry).

 

Back In Your Life

Rockin Rockin Leprachauns

Louie Louie

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Affection

Happy Birthday

Tallahassee Lassie

Egyptian Reggae

Up In The Sky Sometime

Hi Dear

Roller Coaster By The Sea

Little Latin Lupe Lu

Shake

My Love Is A Flower (Just Beginning To Bloom)

Stop This Car

Roadrunner

Morning Of Our Lives

Angels Watching Over Me

 

The International House, Berkeley, California, 7th October 1980 - 1 CD - Poor

 

Includes a couple of very unusual songs, but, be warned... the sound quality is poor.

 

Important In Your Life

Back In The USA

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

Tallahassee Lassie

Down In Cuba (?)

Louie Louie

Justine

Here Come The Martian Martians

Ruby Ruby

Back In Your Life

Stop This Car

Affection

Instrumental (?)

I'm A Little Dinosaur (acapella)

Theme From Moulin Rouge (instrumental)

Abominable Snowman In The Market

New Teller

Lets Take The Long Way Home (?)

Party In The Woods Tonight

She's Mine

(She's Gonna) Respect Me

I'm Natures Mosquito

Morning Of Our Lives

Shirin And Fahrad (acapella)

 

Roxy, Hollywood, CA, 5th October 1980 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

On the same CD as the one from the 18th July 1980. 

 

An incomplete recording, just a few songs remain...

 

Miracles Will Start To Happen

Ice Cream Man

Hang On Sloopy

Stop This Car

Crazy Little Mama

Egyptian Reggae (cuts out part through)

 

The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, California, 18th October 1980 - 2 CD

 

Baby We Can't Go Wrong

Here Come The Martian Martians

Back In Your Life

Louie Louie

Egyptian Reggae

Stop This Car

I Love Her Little Body

Lover Please

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

My Love Is A Flower

Hang On Sloopy

Shake

Money

Abdul And Cleopatra

Baby Boss Me Around

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Affection

Hello Josephine

Ya-Ya

Important In Your Life

I'm A Little Dinosaur

Get In The Groove

Miracles Will Start To Happen

The Twist

Shirin And Fahrad

Studio Session, Late 1980 - 1 CD - Good

Previously listed as 'Studio Session 1982/3'. This looks better identified as the session recorded at Capitol Recording Studios, Los Angeles, in late 1980 (see Tim Mitchell's book 'There's Something About Jonathan' - page 130).

By the way, there's a short CD circulating, called 'Jonathan Goes Funky' which is made up of  six tracks from this session. 

I've Got Somebody to hold me

The Neighbors

Baby, Baby, Boss me Around

Are You Feeling Good

Stop this Car

I see what's Underneath

My Name Is Jonathan

Stop this Car (again)

Baby we can't go wrong

The Fenway

Miracles will start to Happen

I Love her Little Body

Not Yet Three

You're The One For Me

The Morning Of Our Lives

Baby Baby, Boss me around (again)

Up in the Sky Sometime

The Neighbors

Dick Gregory

 

Boston Area, 1980 (?) - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Short tape of Jonathan with Joe Viglione, John Hovorka, and Fred Pineau,

 

Foggy Notion

Back In The USA

Round and Round

Roll Over Beethoven

Empty Heart (?)

Astral Plane (cut)

 



For All the Modern Lovers (Copy of a Vinyl Bootleg) - 1 CD - Good  

 

Modern World

Walk up the Street

She Cracked

Roadrunner

Route 66

Back in the USA

Pretty Little Girl

My Love is a Flower

Rockin' Leprechauns

Here come the Martian Martians

Lydia

Stop this Car

You Are

 

Regression - Bootleg - 1 CD

 

cover files available

 

Hi Dear

Back in your life

South American Folk Song

Roller coaster by the Sea

Pretty little girl

My love is a flower

New England

Hey there little insect

Government Center

It will stand

New Teller

Road Runner

New Teller

It will stand

Government center

Astral Plane

Hospital

Walk up the street

The mixer (men and women together)

96 Tears 

 

Route 128 Revisited - Bootleg - 1 CD - Good

 

A Modern Lovers Bootleg that originally came out vinyl, I think, in the late eighties, and has long since been copied to CD. 

 

The scanned back cover I have describes it as 'A limited edition of 300 copies'(#253/300)'.

 

A Plea for Tenderness

Song of Remembrance for Old Girlfriends

Ride Down On The Highway

Wake Up Sleepyheads

 

Cambridge Clown

Such Loneliness

Womanhood

Dignified And Old

 

 

 

 

 

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