Once for me. Fresh as a daisy still. Leaps off the vinyl. ( I love them all though).
In the summers of 86 and 87 I lived just South of Boston and went to see a lot of shows in the Greater Boston Area (The Channel, Great Woods, Riverside, Fenway, Boston Centrum etc). I never saw JR & TML then but I loved driving around Beantown after shows. My girlfriend Christine had a big old red Oldsmobile with a wicked bad stereo (she played mostly Squeeze but would stick on my JR&TML tape when I requested it, I can still reel off the tracks Roadrunner (1), Morning Of Our Lives, Roadrunner (2), Oh New England...)
One night we drove down to Cape Cod after a gig in Gloucester all the way down Route 128 through Needham, Danvers, Waltham, Lexington etc. then Route 3 down to Hyannis. Jonathan was the soundtrack. It was actually like being in the song...
Utterly marvellous record.
"Gonna drive past the Stop & Shop... with my radio on...
This just came up on random play on my player. I love this record! Written in 1970 when Jonathan was 19, it still sounds to me as good as it did when I first heard it in the late 70s. The version on the A side of this single was recorded in 1974, supposedly live in one take with about a further 2 hours taken by Kaufman to add some backing vocals and mix it all up. As a critic once said "it has to be one of the most magical songs in existence".
"going faster miles an hour............with my radio on"