Sunday, September 25, 2011
Song for Sunday
R.E.M. – World Leader Pretend (live on the Green Tour 1989)
So, farewell R.E.M., one of the greatest independent rock bands of all time splitting up after 30 years. To be honest my overriding feelings were nostalgia for a time around when this was recorded rather than grief that there wouldn't ever be anymore new music from them. My interest levels have waned since Bill Berry left the band in 1997 and, although I have always been interested to hear what the latest record sounds like, there hasn't been anything that matches up what they produced in late 80s and early 90s. Ironically their last album Collapse into Now was probably the best thing they had done for a decade, with a few songs that would probably sneak into an all time top 30. The time I saw them at the Glasgow Barrowlands on the Green World Tour is still probably the best concert I have ever been to and that will always be how I'll remember them. Anyway, enjoy the retirement guys and thanks.
Band/artist of the week: Mogwaiwww.mogwai.co.uk
Song of the week: New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle