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Live At The Long Branch And More
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Digitally remastered reissue of their classic 1972 concert recording with four bonus tracks added, 'A Plea For Tenderness' from a 1973 concert at the Boathouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts, & previously unreleased versio... more »
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Digitally remastered reissue of their classic 1972 concert recording with four bonus tracks added, 'A Plea For Tenderness' from a 1973 concert at the Boathouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts, & previously unreleased versions of 'Modern World', 'Old World' & a cover of & The Mysterians' '96 Tears'. 17 tracks total. The band featured Jonathan Richman, who makes five singing cameos in the hit 1998 film 'There's Something About Mary'. Last Call. 1998.
Legendary & Live
Jason Tharp | Wolverine, MI United States | 07/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is worth it just for "96 Tears" & "Wake Up Sleepyheads", which you can only find here. Throw in the only live versions of "Old World" & "Modern World" out there, & an "I'm Straight" that's different from the one on "Precise M. L.s Order", & it's essential. All in all "Precise" is better for rarities, but until they come up with a "Complete Live Lovers", you must have both. The most interesting songs to me are the cover songs "96 Tears" & "Foggy Notion", which sound like they could've been written by Jonathan & point out the influence that 60's garage rock & the Velvet Underground had on them. What was completely new was Jonathan's lyrics & delivery, which were very influential (the guy from the Violent Femmes is the only one that really came close)."