We’re rapidly approaching the 40th anniversary of R.E.M.’s debut single, the epochal “Radio Free Europe,” released on July 8, 1981. The band has a few things in the works to celebrate, but in the meantime, let’s dip into the band’s live archive.
R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck isn’t especially geared toward nostalgia. Since the pioneering alternative group disbanded in 2011, Buck has operated at a prolific clip. He’s released a string of vinyl-only solo […]
As the last remnants of Summer began to burn off throughout the length of September, the stage was set for taking in the reissue of R.E.M.’s third LP, 1985’s Fables […]
“Reckoning was a chance to turn up the volume, tear up the rule book, and instead capture R.E.M.’s on-stage mojo.” – Don Dixon (producer, Reckoning) My relationship with Reckoning began […]
Beginning last year with Murmur, the R.E.M. catalog is once again getting the redux treatment — up next, Reckoning (more on that next week). Listening the reissue I’ve been digging […]
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. Related: Sevens (Politiko) :: Randy Newman- Burn On and R.E.M. – Cuyahoga + Download your music DRM free via […]
( Sevens , a new feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song. From now through the election, Sevens will focus on political songs) While […]
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Don’t let anyone ever tell you that good blogging ain’t a two way street. It is. One recent example are the reader comments from an AD post, on R.E.M. , from […]
Athens, GA: Earlier this Fall, R.E.M. were at work on their next, as of yet untitled, album in a 19th century Athens chapel that had been carefully converted into a […]