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Friday 14 April 2017

Jonathan Goes Country

I can't quite believe that I've never featured Jonathan Goes Country before. But I've checked and it is indeed the case
 His second solo album from 1990 on the Special Delivery label it is a  bit of a departure from what had gone before.
Featuring some classic country covers and a number of originals using country music as a starting point it is probably not everyone's cup of tea but I enjoy it immensely.
I pick up songs I can sing with feeling he states. Quite And not a Velvet Underground reference in sight

He's crazy, so what's the fuss?

Jonathan Richman - You're Crazy For Taking The Bus

Jonathan Richman - Corner Store


  1. My mate Andy W. bought that album way back then. A huge JR fan he was. It's a lovely fun album...

  2. This album is a firm favourite at Bear Towers.

  3. Sooner or later it happens to all of us...

  4. That's funny, JTFL. This is a JR album I don't have, but these songs are putting up a good argument that I should have it. Thanks, CC.

  5. Very good and in your case very true JTFL

  6. I'm one of those 'dedicated' JR fans who haven't got (or even heard) Jonathan Goes Country. I must try harder - even if it means busting my £5/6 max spend limit to get it. Tight curmudgeon or what? Picture a shame emoticon. N.B I loathe emoticons

  7. Check out Ween's country album, if you haven't already done so.

  8. Thanks. That's gone on the list.

  9. Like others, I knew of this LP - I have a couple of tracks from compilation LPs including 'Corner Store'.

    Inspired by seeing this, I've just rushed into Discogs to pick up a reasonably priced copy...