Track #21 on my Eighties’ best 100 list comes courtesy of Athens, Georgia’s R.E.M.. It’s the band’s very first hit single, “The one I love”. 367 more words
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New Test Leper – R.E.M.
I can’t say that I love Jesus / That would be a hollow claim
He did make some observations / And I’m quoting them today… 686 more words
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Anyway, let’s kick things off with R.E.M. and a famously misheard lyric from their song ‘The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight’. 6 more words
This record basically started the modern musical underground, in terms of aesthetics, business strategy, artistic conscience and songwriting technique. It also revitalized folk styles, made the pop scene embrace old folk values, mumbly vocals and lo-fi recording. 421 more words