Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hear the Bells Ring Again

R.E.M. Live at the OlympiaR.E.M. is releasing a new live album October 26. Live at the Olympia was recorded in 2007 - uh - at the Olympia in Ireland when the band was rehearsing new tunes for what would become Accelerate, a great album upon first listen that unfortunately decelerated out of my consciousness soon thereafter.

In addition to the new material, the band also served up twenty-nine other songs, many of them rarely if ever played, culled mainly from the band's storied IRS years, ranging from the 1982 e.p. Chronic Town to 1983's Murmur up through 1988's Document.
DVD deluxe set will also be available for you hardcore fans - hardcore R.E.M. fans that is - I don't think hardcore music fans would be too interested. Perhaps. Maybe I underestimate the variety you seek in music. Ok. Moving on.

Stream Driver 8 live here.

1 comment:

My hmphs said...

I know exactly what you mean. Accelerate was amazing for the first few listens - R.E.M. was back, they had broken out of their slump, etc. And then I didn't play it for six months.