Rayborn Live Archive :: Volume One

I can still see it now: a black and white profile photo of Michael Stipe on a stark white background, via R.E.M.’s Mumble LP - a bootleg comprised of material from multiple sources. I was in middle school and it was my first grey market release. I was obsessed with my favorite artists and always hungry for more material. That hunger eventually directed me over to live recordings which, for someone who had not yet attended a concert, offered a true treasure trove – the performative aspect rolled alongside variance in material was fascinating. Fast-forward . . .

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