Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers : Abdul and Cleopatra
The first single from the forthcoming Back In Your Life is another precious tune that suggests the new album will be slight. Not true. The title cut alone would be one of Richman's most convincing love songs of his career. In the video below, Richman says he wrote "Abdul and Cleopatra" with that "special Mediterranean feeling" when he was miserable, but didn't want to share his misery.