It took seven albums and 11 years, but R.E.M. finally got their breakthrough in 1991 with Out of Time. The overall album heads in the same direction as Green, but goes even further into mandolin weirdness. Freed from the constraints of touring, Peter, Mike, Bill, and Michael had every opportunity to make exactly the album they wanted... but the result is oddly inconsistent.
This episode features a brief appearance by Brayton Cameron of Teenage Dirtbags to discuss "Radio Song". Links: (2) Timepiece - YouTubeFirst we take Manhattan by R.E.M. - YouTubeR.E.M. Fretless - YouTube(2) R.E.M. - Good King Wenceslas - YouTubeR.e.M. Academy Fight Song (cover) - YouTube(2) R.e.M.Ghost reindeer in the sky - YouTube(2) R.E.M. Summertime - YouTubeR.E.M. Christmas Griping - YouTube(2) R.E.M. 19910428 Mountain Stage, Capital Plaza Theatre, Charleston, WV - YouTube(2) REM "Here I Am Again" - Lyrics - YouTubeSugar Cane - YouTubeR.E.M. - Radio Song (Official Music Video) [This Film Is On Video Version] - YouTube(2) R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People (Official Music Video) - YouTube(2) R.E.M. - Losing My Religion (Official Music Video) - YouTube(2) R.E.M. - "Near Wild Heaven" (Official Music Video) [This Film Is On Version] - YouTube(2) Furry Happy Monsters - YouTube