R.E.M. is is my humble (and sometimes not so humble) opinion one of the best bands in this face of earth. AND Michael Stype is one of the most interesting frontmen ever. If you ask me who i'd like to put in front of my camera if i could posibly choose anyone in this world he would be up there on the list any day of the week. Period.
There's this documentary called 'This is not a show' (Vincent Moon, 2008) that shows them playing at the Olympia theater in Dublin, i got to watch it last year at the In-edit music films festival and one thing i can say about it is that even if it turned out to be a bit too much of a 2 hours '..man i'm so conceptual i'm so artistic i'm so so damn cool filming videoclips i'm gonna jerk off on my own magnificence' exercise from Moon truth is that musically speaking is a great chance to see the band on a five nights public rehearshal which they recalled as an 'experiment in terror' BUT lucky enough makes a wicked compilation of a number of kick ass live performances of some of the tracks that would end up being in their album 'Accelerate' and later on at the double record 'Live at the Olympia'.
Check it out or loose something good. Up to you.
R.E.M. - THIS IS NOT A SHOW - TRAILER
Now, in the meantime here they go 3 of my favourite R.E.M. songs. Or in another of these sweet as poisoned candy twists.. 'if you dont like them, go get yourself a brand new pair of ears on ebay cause dude you must be deaf as fuck'.
R.E.M. - Drive (Milan 2008)
R.E.M. - Until The Day Is Done ('This is not a show', 2008)
R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts (Live at Glastonbury 2003)
Otto, va por usted. (ya le dije que le había robado la idea ; )