REM have been with me my entire adult life. Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Bill Berry. It’s odd. Sometimes they’re in the foreground, a vivid, synchronized soundtrack; sometimes deep in the background, a well-read book on a shelf.
Chronic Town (1982 IRS)
I first heard “Radio Free Europe” on the car radio, on the way to my first REM show. I was sort of embarrassed, because I knew of the record, the 7-inch; there was a buzz about it. I just hadn’t bothered to pick it up.... Read More