February 1, 2016 4:12 pm

Sometimes a song about the joy of rock ‘n roll supplies the joy of rock ‘n roll. So it is for this week’s offering from The Modern Lovers.

I was listening to Rhino’s incredible “No Thanks! The 70s Punk Rebellion Box Set” (just buy it) on a long trip recently. “Roadrunner” came on and I immediately started singing and bobbing my head. Killer song, killer words, killer organ sound and I was 16 again and loving music and life.

The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven, I say
Roadrunner once – Roadrunner twice:
I’m in love with rock & roll
And I’ll be out all night 

(Radio On!) I got the AM
(Radio On!) Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!) Got the AM sound, got the
(Radio On!) Got the rockin’ modern neon sound
(Radio On!)

I mean, how much better can it get?

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