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R.E.M.- Green 30th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

If you were fortunate in 1983 to discover the first full-length album Murmur from Athens GA-based R.E.M. , you probably realize that it sounded unlike anything else at the time,and precious little ever since except maybe their followup Reckoning.Over the next four years and five albums on indie label IRS,Michael Stipe,Peter Buck,Mike Mills,and Bill Berry made some of the smartest,quirky,angular rock of any American band...(more)

R.E.M.-These Days- Utrecht Holland 9-14-87

One of the most bootlegged bands in the world, R.E.M.  packaged the September 1987 Utrecht Holland full concert as a bonus disc on the  Document    anniversary deluxe edition, the predecessor for Green   a year later. Listen loudly to prepare…

R.E.M.- Green 30th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills 12-17

Big step for  the little band from Athens, GA, R.E.M. onto the world stage thirty years ago with Green,  and songs like "Orange Crush","Pop Song '89","Stand", and "Turn You Inside Out" proved that they were more than ready and never looked…

R.E.M.- Turn You Inside Out- 1989

R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry just slams the snot out of the drums on this 1989 performance of Green's "Turn You Inside Out", appearing on the band's TourFilm   the following year. Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills join me here In the Studio…

Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend- Altered Beast- 100% Fun

The news that Intervention Records was staging one to rehab  past Matthew Sweet releases was cause for considerable buzz of a healthy kind this summer. After all we are talking about Girlfriend,  his 1991 third album which The Village Voice …
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R.E.M.- Out of Time- Michael Stipe,Peter Buck,Mike Mills

Any serious list of songs of the decade has to include Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for the Seventies,"Every Breath You Take" by The Police for the Eighties, and for the 1990s, R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" from 1991's Out of Time. Stipe, Buck, and Mills share thoughtful, at times controversial, insights

R.E.M.- Losing My Religion 4-28-92

This slightly slower all-acoustic performance by R.E.M. of "Losing My Religion" at the Capital Plaza Theater in Charleston WV in April 1992, replete with melancholy solo violin, may be my favorite version, thanks to the Mountain Stage...

R.E.M.- Half a World Away- Milton Keynes UK 7-30-95

This live R.E.M. performance outdoors in the English countryside of "Half a World Away" in Summer 1995 serves as an appetizer for the upcoming rockumentary here In the Studio for the parent album Out of Time's twenty-fifth anniversary coming December 12. -Redbeard