R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M. was noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe's distinctive vocal quality and obscure lyrics, Mills's melodic basslines and backing vocals, and Berry's tight, economical style of drumming. R.E.M. released its first single—"Radio Free Europe"—in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

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Everybody Hurts (Live From The National Bowl, Milton Keynes / 1995)R.E.M. At The BBC (Live)7:24
Second Guessing (Live From Rock City, Nottingham / 1984)R.E.M. At The BBC (Live)2:57
Pop Song (Live 1989 FM Broadcast Remastered)Legendary FM Broadcasts - Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida FL 30th April 19893:15
Perfect Circle (Live 1989 FM Broadcast Remastered)Legendary FM Broadcasts - Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida FL 30th April 19893:56
King Of The RoadDead Letter Office3:15
Pete’s Acoustic Idea (Demo)Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary Edition)1:05
Boy In The Well (Live From St. James’s Church, London / 2004)R.E.M. At The BBC (Live)5:20
Everybody Hurts (Live at Live 8, Hyde Park, London, 2nd July 2005)Live 8 (Live, July 2005)6:12
Find The RiverAutomatic For The People3:49
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