Early R.E.M. Clip Like Any Local Band Ever

There are lots of R.E.M. shows on YouTube including some very early ones with varying quality… this one from 1982 includes all the between song back-and-forth typical of a local club show between band and audience, and Stipe is endearingly engaged and not yet into his spaced-out frontman persona he’d adopt not long after this…asking for requests, dedicating songs to people, and acting like every local band playing their favorite bar.

via R.E.M. – Live at the Raleigh Underground (10th October 1982) (PRIVATE REMASTER) – YouTube

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