Classic Album Ensemble

$206 ($196 members) · 80 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

Inspired by the 33 & 1/3 book series that celebrates landmark records of pop, rock, country, and soul, the 33 & 1/3 picks one classic album each session, and learns every glorious song!

Session 2 The Modern Lovers 1976
After absorbing the Velvet Underground, Johnathan Richman started writing earnest yet disarming songs about girlfriends, dropping out of Boston University, and visiting art museums. Without the same angst as was happening in the rest of Punk and New Wave, the Modern Lovers (including future members of The Cars and Talking Heads) helped paved the way for the alternative and indie rock of later generations. “Roadrunner", "She Cracked", and "Pablo Picasso" demonstrate the Modern Lovers stripped down punk simplicity without the sneering disdain. They were almost happy! Guitars, bass, keys, drums and keyboards welcome!


Guitar 3 ability. Intermediate ability on other instruments.

Special Info

All instruments welcome, including guitars, drums, piano, bass, and vocalists!

Instruments: Bass, Drums/Hand & Percussion, Drum Kit, Guitar, Voice

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000