“I’m in love with Massachusetts!”
Deep Thoughts JP invites you to celebrate the 33⅓ release “The Modern Lovers” by Sean L. Maloney on the album by The Modern Lovers. For Sean’s in-store appearance he will be in conversation with rock critic, Maura Johnston.
“From The War on Hippies to the Great Rock N Roll Swindle, the story of Modern Lovers is a high octane tale of Brutalist architecture, rock n roll ambition and the struggle for identity in a changing world. One of punk rock’s foundational documents, the archetype for indie obsession… The Modern Lovers is the essential document of American alienation, an escape route from the cultural wasteland of post-war suburbia… It is a collection of songs about a city and a society in flux, grappling with ancient corruptions and bright eyed idealism… From the rubble of the hippie dream, in a city teetering on the brink of implosion, The Modern Lovers emerge to pave the way for punk rock.”
Sean Maloney is a Boston-based, Nashville-trained music critic and arts journalist. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Nashville Scene and New York Magazine.
Maura Johnston is a writer and editor who teaches at Boston College. She has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time, Billboard, and Rolling Stone.
This event is FREE. The book will be available for purchase.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.