The Usual Boys “Roadrunner” (The Modern Lovers cover)

Berlin band, The Usual Boys just released their cover of The Modern Lovers classic “Roadrunner.” The beginning gives listeners a little fake out as if the cover will be a lounge-y slowcore affair that quickly shifts with an increase in tempo and sloppiness. At under one-and-a-half minutes long, the song is energetic but cuts out a lot of lyrics including “I’m in love with Massachussets” which seems like a grave injustice. They do add “I’m in love with Fridrichshain” which according to Google is an Eastside neighborhood of Berlin with “a punky, alternative vibe” so maybe that is the Massachusetts of Berlin?

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