Thursday, May 31, 2007

Heading into the Country Feedback

I'm going to Louisville for a week or so, and I'll leave the blog with one of the best songs and performances of all time. There's a tone that R.E.M. is able to capture that stands alone in contemporary music. Leonard Cohen is able to go there, from a different direction. Enough said.

R.E.M. "Country Feedback"


At 6/04/2007 9:58 AM, Blogger Charles said...

Oh my god, one of my favorite songs ever.

At 6/05/2007 9:20 AM, Anonymous louise mathias said...

It is really something. I watched it about 10 times. Makes me shiver more than Cohen's "Suzanne" and that is saying something.

At 6/08/2007 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was at that very concert. it was the most amazing show i've ever attended. they released a dvd, "Perfect Square," with pretty much the whole performance.

if you don't have it yet, go out and buy it. the sound quality of the DTS track is fantastic — just as if you were right there on stage — and michael stipe was in a great mood, too.

the youtube video is of course a snippet from that dvd.

At 6/11/2007 5:30 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Charles & Louise: Agreed.

Renew: I didn't know that. I'm off to, then . . .

At 5/09/2009 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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