Not since Green more than five years earlier had R.E.M. come out so unself-consciously swingin’. “We were touring for the first time in five years. We wanted something arena and festival ready”, says R.E.M. lead singer and lyricist Michael Stipe in Newsweek about the overall sound of the album, Monster. Of note is the fact that the Fall 1994 release turned out to be their last with drummer Bill Berry, who suffered a life-threatening aneurysm in Germany while on the subsequent Monster tour and was advised by doctors to retire.
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