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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Michael, Mike, Peter and Bill

It's been announced tonight that R.E.M. have split up. Not earth shattering news maybe but still... Their music meant a massive amount to me for a long time, particularly the IRS albums and the first few on Warners, not so much in recent years but still...

This is Pretty Persuasion from the semi-legendary bootleg 'Live at Tyrones' in 1981, when as Peter Buck says on their website they were 'four nineteen year olds trying to change the world'.

1 comment:

davyh said...

As @simonblackwell has tweeted, it's sort of like hearing someone has just died when you thought they had 15 years ago: I'm playing 'Perfect Circle' ....'Heaven assume...'.