Jonathan Richman On The Big Screen

First an album deal, then a film role. What's next for the Modern Lover?

Punk icon, Jonathan Richman, who recently signed to Neil

Young's Vapor Records, is having a bang-up year. Richman, and his touring

drummer, Tommy Larkins, recently appeared in King Pin, a new movie

produced by Peter Farrely of Dumb and Dumberfame. The movie stars Bill

Murray and Woody Harrelson, and Richman, who performs four songs. Apparently

the music supervisor and director are big Modern Lover's fans, and decided to

cast Richman a la the Yardbirds in Blow