Archive | Apr 17, 2018

Certain Songs #1188: The Modern Lovers – “I’m Straight”

Album: The Modern Lovers (reissue)
Year: 1980

Like Big Star’s Third, it seems like theThe Modern Lovers has a different track listing upon each reissue, as the definition of what “counts” on a record that was released years after it was recorded expands and contracts over time.

This first happened in 1986, when Rhino reissued The Modern Lovers added three songs to the original LP: “Dignified and Old,” “Government Center” and “I’m Straight.” The former two were fine, if minor additions to the album (and “Government Center” is a horrible way to end the record, both aurally and thematically, after the summation of “The Modern World.”)