For displaced Southerners, the 1984 documentary, Athens, Ga: Inside/Out, is both the cause and cure for homesickness. Available on DVD, the film documents the Athens, GA music scene of the mid ’80s, and in the process captures some truly historic performances; one being (reportedly) R.E.M.’s first performance of “Swan Swan H” in a deserted and dilapidated theatre.
Even better than that, though, is the footage of Pete Buck kicking it on his front porch, while being interviewed in his pajamas and robe, mid-afternoon. You can watch excerpts of the song (and interview) above in the original, grainy, 10 minute theatrical trailer below.
Elsewhere: Athens, GA Inside/Out – An Interview with producer Bill Cody by Ballard Lesemann