R.E.M. – So. Central Rain

There was a little chatter about the R.E.M. retirement last week but I thought they deserved a video. Most  people under 30 don't get them but to a certain group of people this band was pretty important.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykp0Vq77IBw

 

Here are the guys in 1983, on Letterman.

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        1. unlike those who open other orifices to perform musically?

          /not linking to that, uh, "lady parts" performance from the old basement

    1. I think it's just R.E.M. trying to be a bit eccentric:
      "The lead singer always is the interviewee, let's have everyone but Michael talk to the host!"

    1. I think I saw it, too. It's hard to describe just how awesome that early Letterman show was. Tremendous television.

  1. I am a Sonic Youth fan because I was an R.E.M. fan.
    I had second-row tickets to the Monster tour at the Target Center in May '95.
    SY was the opening act. I had purchased EJST&NS beforehand so I knew what they sounded like. That wasn't what they sounded like: that album is like their least representative. But when I saw them live, it gelled, and I really dug it. I borrowed EVOL from a friend a week later, and then bought it from him after I didn't want to return it. By the end of Summer, I had six albums and tickets for my first-ever show at First Ave.

      1. Mine was either Romeo Void or Replacements/Husker Du. I can't remember which one came first some 30 years later.

      2. It was Insane Clown Posse, wasn't it HJ?
        You got covered in Faygo and it was the greatest night of your life up to that point.

        1. no. it was... hole (and what the hell is faygo? i can safely say i know nothing about ICP, other than that stupid magnet meme). a pre-"seether"-hitting-the-charts veruca salt opened though, which was pretty sweet though.

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