R.E.M.- Lifes Rich Pageant 30th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck

My conversations with R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe and lead guitarist Peter Buck about those early IRS Records. Includes the earliest days of the Athens GA band, with songs from their first four full albums Murmur, Reckoning, Fables of the Reconstruction, & now on its thirtieth anniversary their biggest seller to that point, Lifes Rich Pageant. Songs include “Radio Free Europe”,”South Central Rain”,”Can’t Get There from Here”,”Driver 8″, and “Fall on Me”. – Redbeard

( R.E.M. 1985 just prior to recording Lifes Rich Pageant, l-r Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck, Bill Berry )