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letters | SHOULD ‘ROADRUNNER’ BE THE STAT E’S OFFICIAL ROCK SONG ?

It may be a classic, but Modern Lovers’ ’70s hit spurned western Mass.

AS GREAT a song as “Roadrunner” is, I can’t help but notice that the places mentioned in that iconic anthem by the Modern Lovers that is now being considered as the Massachusetts state rock song are generally located in eastern Massachusetts (“ ‘Roadrunner’ could soon be a state song,” Arts, Feb. 17). The adoption of this tune as the state rock song will perpetuate the notion that places and folks west of Interstate 495 aren’t considered part of the “real” Massachusetts, politically or culturally.

That said, it’s still a great song.

Christopher Messier

Manchester, N.H.

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