THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 3 - 4. MICHAEL STIPE (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th November 2017
Another chance to hear Michael Stipe, then of R.E.M., discussing the musical milestones of his life with Matt Everitt.
Michael steered R.E.M. from the cult underground into the mainstream and set a precedent for alternative rock bands, opening the door for the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Radiohead.
Michael talks to Matt about the early songs that shaped his musical outlook (a love of Tammy Wynette, the Beatles and The Parent Trap soundtrack hints at the eclectism that would define his career); his close relationship with Patti Smith (who appeared on the last R.E.M. album Collapse Into Now); his desire to celebrate the concept of the album in a broken market.
First broadcast in April 2011.
R.E.M. - Nightswimming
David Essex - Rock On
R.E.M. - Drive
Jonathan Richman - Roadrunner
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
R.E.M. - The One I Love (Live)
Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66 - Mais Que Nada
R.E.M. - Wendell Gee
R.E.M. - Discoverer
Patti Smith - Birdland
Pearl Jam - Better Man
R.E.M. - Mine Smell Like Honey