Song of the Day #3,356: ‘Green Grow the Rushes (Athens Demo)’ – R.E.M.

Note: I write these posts in advance, so as I’m scheduling this one, I have no idea if looming Hurricane Irma has laid waste to South Florida or spared us the worst of her wrath. I’m going to optimistically assume the latter and proceed as if it’s business as usual.

I roll my eyes at the Facebook equivalent of chain letters, where users are expected to post a certain thing in their status each day and encourage all of their friends to do the same. However, one I saw recently struck me as pretty good fodder for my blog, if not my Facebook page.

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Song of the Day #1,404: ‘Green Grow the Rushes’ – R.E.M.

Best Albums of the 80s – #3
Fables of the Reconstruction – R.E.M. (1985)

Four artists in my 80s list also showed up on my 90s list — Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, U2 and R.E.M.

R.E.M. is the only one to place in the top five of both lists. It’s easy to forget, given their long slow fade, how dominant this band was for a very long time.

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