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[Audio] – Modern Lovers – “I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms” (1972)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on April 9, 2009

Modern Lovers – “I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms” (1972)

While more punkers and post-punkers probably cherished there Velvets and Stooges LPs, for me the Modern Lovers are the much more. . . realistic forebears.  Nobody could really expect to be as cool as Reed or Cale, as batshit as Pop–or at least their images.  Richman, Harrison, Brooks and Robinson–their non-image proto-punk was far more attainable.  I wonder how things might’ve been different if they’d been heard in ’72 instead of ’76 (and in the case of this track, ’81).  Of course, this romper with its deadpan but romantic lyrics and shards-of-guitar was still right on time even four (or nine, or 38) years late.  [The Modern Lovers are featured at their most unguarded in a ‘Miniatures: Lullaby‘ mix at Musicophilia.]

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  1. thg said, on April 9, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Love of The Modern Lovers is like a guide to how much I’d want to hang out with a person whereas love of Stooges or VU just means I might want to check out your record collection.

    • Soundslike said, on April 10, 2009 at 1:46 am

      That’s so perfectly true!


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