The original modern lover is back!
I gotta admit that coming to my first listen of the album, I wasn’t expecting much more than another solo Jonathan Richman LP. In some ways it is that, but also, a lot more enjoyable than I expected.
There’s a kind of 60s throwback going on here, with Richman dipping into Indian ragas and instrumentation at times underpinned by the Mellotron lines (played by Jerry Harrison). An album that grapples with his past and present, especially with a rewrite into “The Fading Of The Old World.”