JONATHAN RICHMAN - That Summer Feeling
Holly and David: Although our favourite tunes by Jonathan Richman are perhaps the early stuff he did in 1973 with The Modern Lovers, we have seen him live a couple of times with his new set up (with an acoustic guitar and backed by drummer Tommy Larkins) and he is just amazing to watch live. So full of energy and sincerity. In our opinion, this is one of his best songs from his post Modern Lovers era. Loads of bands have covered his music (Noise Addict do a great version of Back in Your Life) and he's a great inspiration to many bands today.We've also been fortunate enough to meet him and he's the nicest chap ever.
Holly: In Manchester, I managed to get backstage with a friend and when I told Jonathan I had to leave because David was getting kicked out of the venue by the bouncers who were closing up he said, "I'm not breaking up no party!" and walked out into the venue, made me pick out David and his friend so they could join us. He let us drink all his rider because I don't think he drinks and played guitar to us. David was quizzing him on the lyrics to Pablo Picasso and he was just so nice about it.
David: We met him again a few years later in New York. We turned up to a sold out show thinking there would be tickets and when Jonathan walked through the doors right before he played, he saw me without a ticket and just took us in with him. We absolutely love him and his songs. They are so nostalgic and fun.
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