R.E.M. ‎– Dead Letter Office

Vendor: I.R.S.
Collection:
Year: 1987

RARE/2HAND VINYL LP ON I.R.S. 1987.

I.R.S. SP 70054 made in ? with lyric inner sleeve.

Vinyl EX. Cover VG++.

R.E.M. mark the point when post-punk turned into alternative rock. When their first single, "Radio Free Europe," was released in 1981, it sparked a back-to-the-garage movement in the American underground. While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early '80s, R.E.M. brought guitar pop back into the underground lexicon. Combining ringing guitar hooks with mumbled, cryptic lyrics and a D.I.Y. aesthetic borrowed from post-punk, the band simultaneously sounded traditional and modern. Though there were no overt innovations in their music, R.E.M. had an identity and sense of purpose that transformed the American underground. Throughout the '80s, they worked relentlessly, releasing records every year and touring constantly, playing both theaters and backwoods dives. Along the way, they inspired countless bands, from the legions of jangle pop groups in the mid-'80s to scores of alternative pop groups in the '90s, who admired their slow climb to stardom. www./remhq.com/index.php

Tracklist.

1. Crazy
2. There She Goes Again
3. Burning Down
4. Voice Of Harold
5. Burning Hell
6. White Tornado
7. Toys In The Attic
8. Windout
9. Ages Of You
10. Pale Blue Eyes
11. Rotary Ten
12. Bandwagon
13. Femme Fatale
14. Walters Theme
15. King Of The Road



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