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Jonathan Richman, Amersham Arms

Jonathan Richman, Amersham Arms

The rock'n'roll one-off brings that summer feeling to New Cross

Rock'n'roll pop at its purest and most minimalist from Jonathan Richman
In 1985 I travelled to Madrid to interview Jonathan Richman. Two questions into our perfectly amicable chat, proceedings assumed pear-shaped proportions. The eccentric musician behind the proto-punk hit "Roadrunner" announced that he did not want to speak any more so that he could preserve his voice for the gig that night. The rest of the interview was conducted by pen on a piece of scrap cardboard.

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