Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Going faster miles an hour

"Only one in twenty thousand has the nervy genius of Iggy or Jonathan of the Modern Lovers and is willing to sing about his adolescent hangups in a manner so painfully honest as to embarrass the piss out of half the audience."
—Lester Bangs, Creem, 1972

"You’ve got to remember, these were the times of the ‘rock stars’ and glitter and God knows what else. Here was a band that rocked without any of this bullshit, with a lead singer who made a point of being a human being, and what great songs, about real stuff that no other bands were singing about."
—Peter Zaremba, jojoblog interview, 2008

"Richman's music did not quite sound sane."
—Greil Marcus, Lipstick Traces, 1989

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