R.E.M.- Maps and Legends- Santa Monica 1987

Us R.E.M. completists are currently mowing lawns and recycling cans to save up for the “kitchen sink” collections of rare goodies from the prolific but now defunct foursome, Complete Rarities 1982-1987   (25 songs) and Complete Rarities 1988-2011   ( a whopping 131 tracks). The band, along with several others, gave a benefit performance in May 1987 at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica CA that included “Maps and Legends”, a song which singer/ co-writer Michael Stipe claimed to be one of his favorite R.E.M. compositions. – Redbeard