Sunday, July 13, 2008

REM: Nightswimming

Automatic for the People came out so long ago that my copy is on vinyl. Like many people, I bought successive REM CDs after that, hoping each time that they would be as good as the earlier album.

They never were. But I also investigated the band's back catalogue, which was more rewarding.

Anyway, here is a live performance of one of the songs from Automatic for the People.


Iain Sharpe said...

The second album Reckoning is probably the best. The trilogy of Lifes Rich Pageant/Document/Green was their best period.

From Automatic for the People onwards it was downhill. Also the period when everyone had heard of them and liking them was no fun any more.

steverobbo said...

I still think Monster and New Adventures are two of their best albums, though.

Surely it isn't just about other people liking the music Iain? They are still a great live band.