Monday 16 September 2019: Jonathan Richman special

Office chart is a weekly rundown of what I’ve been listening to – both at and away from my desk.

I’ve been familiar with The Modern Lovers for a whule now, but somehow the solo output of Jonathan Richman, the band’s founder, evaded me until a few weeks ago. I love him. My partner loves him. My cat, I’m pretty sure, loves him, or at least loves how we’ve childishly incorporated his name into the choruses of most of the songs on this list. We are a Jonathan Richman household now.

  1. The Lovers are Here and They’re Full of Sweat

  2. Pablo Picasso – The Modern Lovers

  3. Velvet Underground

  4. True Love is Not Nice

  5. When Harpo Played his Harp

  6. Vincent van Gogh (Live)

  7. He Gave Us the Wine to Taste

  8. I Eat with Gusto, Damn! You Bet

  9. Vampire Girl

  10. Roadrunner – The Modern Lovers