Sunday, April 6, 2008

R.E.M. - LIVE CONCERT.



I Just happened on this item which will probably be of interest to at least Barbryn, Blimpy, Proudfoot and Steenbeck, they all contributed to my musical education re. REM. I found it on thje NPR Music blog at:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88155007

SXSW 2008: R.E.M.

Hear the Complete R.E.M. Concert
[1 hr 35 min 54 sec] add to playlist


NPR.org, March 12, 2008 - After 25 years as one of the most beloved and acclaimed bands in rock music, R.E.M. needed a shot of adrenaline to get fans excited again. In advance of its 14th studio album, Accelerate, the group performed a bracing and even blistering set at South by Southwest, webcast live on NPR.org from Stubbs in Austin, Tex., on March 12.

With Accelerate due in April, R.E.M. showcased many of the new album's most electric and energetic songs — each of which demonstrated a retreat from the more tepid sounds of the disc's poorly received predecessor, Around the Sun. Ever since original drummer Bill Berry quit the band in 1997, R.E.M. has experimented more in the studio, but its new material looks to the prime of the group's '80s discography, while maintaining a modern sheen. Judging from the response by the thousands of fans in attendance — as well as the engaged and outspoken performance by frontman Michael Stipe — there's reason for optimism.
SET LIST
"Living Well Is the Best Revenge"
"Man-Sized Wreath"
"Second Guessing"
"Drive"
"Hollow Man"
"Animal"
"Auctioneer (Another Engine)"
"Mr. Richards"
"Fall on Me"
"The Great Beyond"
"Houston"
"Electrolyte"
"Accelerate"
"Until the Day Is Done"
"Final Straw"
"Bad Day"
"Horse to Water"
"Walk Unafraid"
"Supernatural Superserious"
"Imitation of Life"
"I'm Gonna DJ"
"Man on the Moon"

6 comments:

treefrogdemon said...

Hooray! Thanks, gf - there was a bit of their Albert Hall concert on R2, but only half an hour.

treefrogdemon said...

Hooray! Thanks, gf - there was a bit of their Albert Hall concert on R2, but only half an hour.

treefrogdemon said...

Hooray! Thanks, gf - there was a bit of their Albert Hall concert on R2, but only half an hour.

treefrogdemon said...

Sorry...

treefrogdemon said...

So glad Mr Stipe has got rid of the black stripe...I've got a DVD of a London concert of theirs and he just reminds me so much of the Uber-Vamp in Buffy Series 7 I can't stop giggling.

Carefree said...

If they didn't do 'Finest Worksong' or 'So. Central Rain', I don't wanna hear about it!

Nice to see 'Fall on Me' on the set list though, I have been listening to Life's Rich Pageant a lot lately.