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Playlist 28.02.11

Stuart Bailie | 11:32 UK time, Thursday, 3 March 2011

I saw REM play the Hammersmith Odeon in 1988. It was their Green tour, their first release on the Warner label and many would say that it was their most enthralling period. Stipe was stupendously intense, with paint smeared on his face, acting out the rituals of a totalitarian loon. There were flickering TV monitors and images of dislocation and in retrospect, it was a dry run for Bono and Zoo TV.

I've seen them play some good shows since, notably their covert Bingo Hand Job night at the Borderline in London, but Hammersmith was the one I cherish. I tend to listen to their records with hope and sometimes they don't surpass the old stuff. I've been playing my sampler CD from the 'Collapse Into Now' album and while I'm not transfixed, there are still primo tunes there.

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Playlist 28.02.11

David Bowie - Sound And Vision (EMI)
REM - Uberlin (Warner)
Lykke Li - Sadness Is A Blessing (LL)
Bob Dylan - Boots Of Spanish Leather (Columbia)
Lucinda Williams - Convince Me (Lost Highway)
Miracle Bell - Light Shape Sound (white)
Gruff Rhys - At The Heart Of Love (Turnstile)
Greg Allman - Little By Little (Rounder)
Devotchka - 100 Other Lovers (Anti)
REM - Mine Smell Like Honey (Warner)
King Creosote, Jon Hopkins - Bubble (Domino)

Marvin Gaye - If I Could Build My Whole World Around You (Motown)
Two Door Cinema Club - Do You Want It All (Kitsune)
The Goldberg Sisters - Shush (PIAS)
REM - Oh My Heart (Warner)
Devotchka - All The Sand In All The Sea (Anti)
Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone (Anti)
Lykke Li - Unrequited Love (LL)
Lucinda Williams - I Don't Know How You're Livin (Lost Highway)
Bob Geldof - To Live In Love (Mercury)
James Blake - Limit To Your Love (A&M)
Radiohead - Separator (radiohead)
Lucinda Williams - Born To Be Loved (Lost Highway)
Roy Buchanan - Sweet Dreams (Polydor)




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