Monday, April 05, 2010

[COVERs] R.E.M. Turns 30 & Many Pay Tribute

contemporary artists celebrate R.E.M's 30th birthday

In honor of the 30th anniversary of R.E.M's existence, Stereogum put together a compilation of 22 covers of R.E.M. songs, especially a full-length tribute to their 8th studio album, Automatic For The People. As a savant of music, I'd have to say that I received And I Feel Fine... [greatest 80's hits by R.E.M.] and I had to download all of their CD's after a week at the beach digging their tunes, lucky for me, my Dad had all of them [thanks Dad] and I have been a fan ever since. I saw this and had to make a post. Head over to Stereogum to see commentary by each covring band on R.E.M. and about the song they chose. Check out the tracklist below with some high profile covers.

1. The Veils - "Drive"
2. Dappled Cities - "Try Not To Breathe"
3. Rogue Wave - "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite"
4. Meat Puppets - "Everybody Hurts"
5. Figurines - "New Orleans Instrumental No. 1"
6. Sara Quin (Feat. Kaki King) - "Sweetness Follows"
7. Catfish Haven - "Monty Got A Raw Deal"
8. The Forms - "Ignoreland"
9. Blitzen Trapper - "Star Me Kitten"
10. Shout Out Louds - "Man On The Moon"
11. The Wrens - "Nightswimming"
12. Dr. Dog - "Find The River"
The Narrator - "Try Not To Breathe"
Amanda Palmer & Cormac Bride - "Everybody Hurts"
Ferraby Lionheart - "Man On The Moon"
Oxford Collapse - "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite"
Blanche - "Find The River"
You Say Party! We Say Die! - "Nightswimming"
Jana Hunter - "New Orleans Instrumental No. 1"
Elk City - "Everybody Hurts"
Frida Hyvönen - "Everybody Hurts"
Bodies Of Water - "Everybody Hurts"

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