That "summer feeling" will haunt you for the rest of your life. Jonathan Richman is an underrated genius and one of the many mad scientists of proto-punk - punk before punk - nevermind. Anyways, Richman's music has a timeless aura - one that crackles with the magnificent dust of celluloid and crooners of yore, as well as the crisp post modernism of today's new digital era - and beyond too. The song below could fit in anywhere, it could have been left accidentally on the live reels of Ritchie Vallens or experimental solo demo of a deranged, lonesome hipster in his basement in Rhode Island. But, alas, the below gem comes from Jonathan Ritchman's 1992 album 'I, Richmond." If you are lucky enough to be in Boston, run over to catch Jonathan Richman live at the Somerville Theater.
Text by Oliver Maxwell Kupper for Pas Un Autre
Jonathan Richmond - "That Summer Feeling"
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