1 Apr 2008

Album Review – R.E.M. Finally Begins to Accelerate

I never knew a drummer could make so much difference. But ever since Bill Berry left R.E.M. in 1997 to pursue uh, farming, R.E.M. has been going through the motions, making albums as if they were punching
1 Apr 2008

Irony of Ironies…

In my initial post, I mentioned the name of a certain band whose name is synonymous with a popular Southern legume and whose hit single sounds similar to the title of this blog. Google has apparently determined
31 Mar 2008

‘At My Most Beautiful’ – R.E.M.

Why do my favorite bands always manage to anger me? It seems to happen a lot: U2, the voice of my conscience throughout the 1980s, looked and sounded more like the Village People with their dance-influenced Pop.