An early R.E.M. interview, backstage, with a very young Michael Stipe and Peter Buck post-show, at the Skyway New York. 12/10/83 on Real George’s Backroom.

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4 Responses to “R.E.M. 12/10/83 :: Backstage, Skyway (Interview)”

  1. Wow! Thanks for posting this. In my opinion, R.E.M.’s I.R.S. output should be alongside the Beatles and Dylan in the rock canon. It’s a shame that more people don’t make it a point to hear the early albums. It’s really cool, also, that Peter slyly critiques U2 here – the opposite of the band’s latter-day admiration of them.

  2. Thanks for this one, great find!

  3. Dude totally hating on U2…that’s why U2 is the biggest rock band in the world and R.E.M., well, just a moderately successful indie band.

  4. “Most bands die because of their professionalism.”

    Well said, Peter. Talk about words coming back to haunt you.

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