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One of my all-time favorite bands, Athens, GA’s R.E.M., is getting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame treatment tonight, and you can watch it live, without commercial interruption, via AOL’s Spinner. Tune in to the stream this evening at 8:30 p.m. ET

Here are a couple of tracks off the Chronic Town EP that started it all back in 1982. The EP can now be found on the Dead Letter Office compilation.

Elsewhere: Listen to R.E.M.’s cover of John Lennon’s “# 9 Dream” recorded for the upcoming Amnesty International curated album Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur. This is the first R.E.M. song to feature Bill Berry in ten years.

Download:
MP3: R.E.M :: Wolves, Lower
MP3: R.E.M :: Stumble
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3 Responses to “R.E.M. :: Tonight – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”

  1. Thanks so much. I’ll have to get the album. “Chronic Town” is an unbelievably great first EP for a band. Like “Murmur” genuinely revolutionary in impact.

    Bruce K.

  2. They played live last night, and they were fucking brilliant. Bill Berry played like he had never retired, and they played “Gardening At Night”, which was a rush for an old school R.E.M. fan like me. They are a real treasure, and a class act.

  3. Aquarium Boy –

    I watched most of it last night (REM was the last act on!). Here’s my take. Like Eric above, it was cool to hear Gardening at Night, but I thought it lacked a little oomph. Overall, good stuff. My take here:
    http://wavedrumor.blogspot.com/2007/03/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-webcast.html

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