Critic Greil Marcus described it as "the most obvious song in the world, and the strangest". Rolling Stone ranked it on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. As a teenager Richman saw the Velvet Underground perform many times, and the format of "Roadrunner" is derived directly from the Velvets' song "Sister Ray".
Jonathan Michael Richman (born May 16, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 1970, he founded the Modern Lovers, an influential proto-punk band. Since the mid-1970s, Richman has worked either solo or with low-key, acoustic and electric, backing. Currently, he plays only acoustic to protect his hearing. He is known for his wide-eyed, unaffected and childlike outlook, and music that, while rooted in rock and roll, is influenced by music from around the world.
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Alongside Roadrunner on the 1976 album entitled The Modern Lovers – which was, more or less, the demos the band had recorded while seeking a major label deal, finally released after their demise – was Someone I Care About. Here were the band at their fiercest: a clang of guitars and a rattle of drums, and Richman holding forth with the stridency of a punk (not for nothing were the Modern Lovers crucial proto-punks). But he was flying against the wind of the times: this was no celebration of free love, of doing what you will, and it's that refusal to accept prevailing peer-group attitudes. Listen to our Jonathan Richman playlist on this site here. But his catalogue since is, frankly, a mess.
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Jonathan Richman is a solo album by Jonathan Richman, released by the Rounder Records label in 1989 and comprising both original material and cover songs. With the exception of "Blue Moon" and "Sleepwalk", the songs were recorded as vocal and guitar solos by Jonathan Richman, who provided percussion with his feet. I Eat With Gusto, Damn! You Bet" is spoken-word.
|B||–Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers||Egyptian Reggae||2:34|
- Manufactured By – CGD Compagnia Generale Del Disco S.p.A.
- Distributed By – Messaggerie Musicali
- Published By – Jonathan's Music – Roadrunner
- Published By – Warner Bros. Music – Egyptian Reggae
- Published By – Modern Love Songs – Egyptian Reggae
- Producer – Glen Kolotkin, Matthew King Kaufman
- Written-By – J. Richman*
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- Matrix / Runout (Label A-Side): 89 BZZ 14001-1N
- Matrix / Runout (Label B-Side): 89 BZZ 14001-1N
|BZZ 14001||Jonathan Richman||Roadrunner (7", Single)||Beserkley||BZZ 14001||Italy||1977|
|UP 36006||Jonathan Richman||Roadrunner (7", Single)||United Artists Records||UP 36006||UK||1975|
|UP 36006||Jonathan Richman||Road Runner (7", Single, Promo)||United Artists Records||UP 36006||UK||1975|
|BR 45299||Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers||Egyptian Reggae / Roadrunner (7", Single, RE)||BR Music||BR 45299||Netherlands||1989|