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.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com