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R.E.M.: 36 Years Since First Gig

#OnThisDay 1980: R.E.M. played their first gig as R.E.M. at the 11:11 Koffee Club, Athens, Georgia to 150 people. pic.twitter.com/yUrQb3VFZ8

— Rhys Tranter (@RhysTranter) April 19, 2016

20th Century

On April 9, 1984.

On April 9, 1984, “I.R.S.” label released “Reckoning”, the second R.E.M. studio album. It was recorded December 8, 1983 – January 16, 1984, at “Reflection Sound” in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was produced by Don Dixon and Mitch Easter. 92 more words


These guys are incredibly generous and have been long time fans of John’s.  Big big thanks to them and Amy Hairston at the R.E.M. office!! 129 more words

John Stabb

Thirty Year Thursday – R.E.M. “LIFES RICH PAGEANT”

Artist: R.E.M.

I fell in love with R.E.M. the first time I heard “Catapult,” from their debut album Murmur, on the radio in 1983. 438 more words


JACK's Inside Track: REM

Know why they broke up? To make a mondo cash windfall down the line, of course! Isn’t that why anybody does anything these dayz?

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Automatic For the People - R.E.M. (1992)

It’s been more than four years since Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills called it quits (and Bill Berry just before that) and already I miss what was one of America’s best rock bands. 725 more words

Alternative Rock

From the vault: Regina Spektor and R.E.M.

Regina Spektor
Sire Records

Regina Spektor is widely known for being unknown to what’s left of the music buying market.

For the uninitiated, the Russian-born Spektor has a cheerful voice that could make a funeral dirge bounce, superb songs with sparse arrangements, and enough personality to sing the phone book and make it sound interesting. 438 more words