Tuesday, February 26, 2008

And there stands REM

Every decade REM puts out a rockin' album. In the 80s it was Life's Rich Pageant. In the 90s it was Monster and in this decade we are going to get Accelerate. The first single, Supernatural Serious, bodes well. It's the best song I have heard from them in over a decade. Please note, Bad Day cannot be counted as a recent song, here it is an 1986 demo version.

Although I am not an IRS-only type, there are plenty who rue the day that REM signed to the majors and became popular. Many of these folks probably skipped the Eponymous compilation, as they had 90% of the songs already. The one highlight from that one is Romance, a song recorded for a crappy movie. It's actually a great song, so here is an audio only YouTube bit for those that missed it the first time.

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