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* IT'S a fairly accurate yardstick for just how skew-whiff the world's priorities are that Jonathan Richman is probably still best known to many as "that funny singing bloke who kept popping up throughout the film There's Something About Mary".

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* IT'S a fairly accurate yardstick for just how skew-whiff the world's priorities are that Jonathan Richman is probably still best known to many as "that funny singing bloke who kept popping up throughout the film There's Something About Mary".

In more a perfect universe everyone would regard the Bostonian proto-punk His back catalogue contains such an embarrassment of sonic riches - Roadrunner, Abdul & Cleopatra, Egyptian Reggae, Pablo Picasso, Abominable Snowman In The Supermarket - that it's hard to know where to even start.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 26, 2012
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