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 former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones