R.E.M. and Roger McGuinn performing Van Morrison’s Gloria for MTV’s program “Rock Influences: Folk Rock” at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, 9 June 1984.


Bandwagon // R.E.M.

Come on aboard, I promise you it won’t hurt the horse
We treat him well, we feed him well
There’s lots of room for you on the bandwagon
The road may be rough, the weather may forget us
But won’t we all parade around, and sing our songs…



Look what came in the mail today!

Unplugged (or, at least, what I’ve heard from it so far) is absolutely beautiful and the Green 25th Anniversary Edition is a lovely little box, with pictures of the individual members, a poster (which is going right next to my bed), and their Live at Greensboro CD. I can’t wait to listen to them all the way through :)

I love the R.E.M., but the rug you have them sitting on is so cute! Unplugged is amazing btw, I would recommend “Imitation Of Life”. It’s slowed down and so beautiful.

Thanks! It is a wonderful rug, and yes, Unplugged is incredible! My favourites are Love Is All Around, Fretless, Electrolite and So. Central Rain, but the whole album is a masterpiece. 

Love Is All Around - The Troggs cover, from Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions

So long everyone! I’m out of town until Tuesday. More gifs to come on Wednesday. For now, I leave you with Mike Mills’ beautiful voice.

The wondrous car scenes from the Cant Get There From Here music video.


Hello all! For today’s weekend offering of music, we’ve got a new song off of rock band R.E.M.’s upcoming album Collapse Into Now, which is currently slated for an early 2011 release date. “Discoverer” features the signature R.E.M. sound, as well as great vocals and a nice guitar solo. This track is the first original piece of material we’ve heard from the group since their critically-acclaimed 2008 release, Living Well Is The Best Revenge. A couple more tracks from the LP have been unveiled - including a collaboration with Eddie Vedder - but this is by far the best one yet. We may be playing more songs like this on our show in the coming weeks, so we’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this song. Enjoy!

Michael Stipe in Athens by Stephanie Chernikowski, 1986.


R.E.M. - So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)