Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner: Beserkley Collection
Roadrunner, Roadrunner: The Berserkley Collection culls most of the high points from the five albums Richman and the various versions of his group the Modern Lovers recorded for Berserkley in the 1970s, from the bracing proto-punk of the first Modern Lovers set (recorded in 1973, but unreleased until Berserkley took a chance on the tapes in 1976) to the willfully child-like songs and structures of 1979's Back in Your Life. This hits all the high points, and does a fine job of summarizing a vital era in the life of an influential artist.
This is the definitive collection from the acclaimed cult pop genius, Jonathan Richman. Includes 'Roadrunner', 'Egyptian Reggae' and 'I'm A Little Aeroplane'. 43 tracks on two CDs. Sanctuary. 2004.