the modern lovers
Sanctuary Group has reissued a remastered version of The Modern Lovers' absolutely genius and hugely influential John Cale-produced 1976 debut, which has been out of print domestically since '89. The reissue, which was released in the UK a few years back and comes out today in the U.S., features 8 bonus tracks(!), including alternate versions of "Someone I Care About," "Modern World," and this bonafide classic roadtrip anthem:
The Modern Lovers Roadrunner (alternate version)
Fun fact: M.I.A. totally lifted part of "Roadrunner" for "Bamboo Banger," Kala's opening track. I highly recommend picking up the The Modern Lovers reissue here.