The Modern Lovers :: Stonehenge Club – Ipswich, MA, 1970/1971

Aside from the essential Precise Modern Lovers, live documents of Jonathan Richman's first musical forays are few and far between. But this recording surfaced just a few years back, capturing Jonathan Richman, Jerry Harrison, David Robinson and Ernie Brooks playing two full sets at the Stonehenge Club in Ipswich, MA, sometime in 1970 or ‘71. The band would've been a ways away from making the demos that made up their posthumous debut, but the Lovers are more or less fully formed, with Richman's odes to New England, complicated college girls and the highway when . . .

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