Looking into the forgotten crevices of popular culture.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
"Bang and Blame," R.E.M. (1995)
Fifteen years ago today, on January 10, 1995, R.E.M. released "Bang and Blame," the second single from their 1994 album, Monster. The CD maxi-single included the following tracks:
1. "Bang and Blame" 2. "Losing My Religion" (live) 3. "Country Feedback" (live) 4. "Begin the Begin" (live)
Interestingly enough, the three live tracks were recorded at the often bootlegged November 19, 1992 charity concert R.E.M. performed at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia. (There is much, much more about that show at this previous Chronological Snobbery post from October 2007).
Thirty-something suffering from nostalgia but, thankfully, not from bouts of irony. Here, I will revisit artifacts of popular culture not sufficiently explored elsewhere, though I may perhaps stray from that mission at times.