R.E.M. – Fall On Me

R.E.M. – Fall On Me R.E.M. – “Fall On Me” From their fourth album Life’s Rich Pageant, this song expresses so much of the sound that made R.E.M. legendary: Peter Buck’s ringing guitar, Michael Stipe’s cryptic lyrics, and Mike Mills’ fantastic background vocals. Stipe sings references to acid rain, Galileo, and the leaning tower of […]

R.E.M. – Nightswimming

R.E.M. – “Nightswimming” This classic from the Athens, Georgia-based band came from what many consider their best record, 1994’s Automatic For the People. Named for the sign of a favorite restaurant near Athens, this record found R.E.M. mining the American South for influences, both lyrically and musically. The strings on this song were arranged by […]