Monday, 9 March 2009

R.E.M. – World Leader Pretend

Speaking of great albums of 1989, ‘Green’ was probably seen as the UK breakthrough album for R.E.M. Released in late ’88, the album went silver and then gold in 89, with it’s mix of Americana, rock and accessible college indie. An ongoing memory of the time is seeing the dancefloor at my local indie disco fill up with floppy-fringed girls in cardigans and doc marten boots, bouncing up and down to ‘Stand’. Anyway, my favourite song from the album is ‘World Leader Pretend’, Stipe at his best, using military words to describe the war raging inside himself.

MP3: World Leader Pretend - R.E.M.

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