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Michael Stipe

Another chance to hear Michael Stipe, then of R.E.M, discussing the musical milestones of his life in conversation with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in April 2011.

Another chance to hear Michael Stipe, then of R.E.M., discussing the musical milestones of his life in conversation 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.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 8 Apr 2020 01:00

Music Played

  • REM

    NIGHT SWIMMING

    • AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE.
    • WB RECORDS.
    • 9362-45055-2.
  • David Essex

    ROCK ON

    • His Greatest Hits.
    • Sony BMG Music.
    • 82876813242.
  • Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

    Road Runner

    • MODERN LOVERS.
    • REV-OLA.
    • CREV-007 CD.
  • REM

    Radio Free Europe RECORDING

    • Murmur.
    • I.R.S..
    • CDMID-129.
  • R.E.M.

    THE ONE I LOVE

    • I.R.S. THE SINGLES.
    • IRS.
    • DMIRL-1501.
  • Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66

    MAS QUE NADA Recording

    • THE VERY BEST OF SERGIO MENDEZ AND BRASIL 66.
    • A&M.
    • 540-752 2.
  • R.E.M.

    Wendell Gee

    • FABLES OFTHE RECONTRUCTION (THE I.R.S. YEARS VINTAGE).
    • EMI RECORDS.
    • B0000073AX-3.
  • R.E.M.

    Discoverer

    • Collapse Into Now.
    • Warner Brothers.
    • 9362-496271.
  • Patti Smith

    Birdland

    • Horses.
    • ARISTA.
    • Arista-251112.
  • Pearl Jam

    Better Man

    • Vitalogy.
    • Epic.
    • 1.
  • R.E.M.

    MINE SMELL LIKE HONEY

    • COLLAPSE INTO NOW.
    • WARNER BROS..
    • 9362495893-NA.
  • R.E.M.

    Mine Smell Like Honey

    • Warner Bros..
  • John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band

    Power To The People

    • Parlophone.
  • Sugar Pie DeSanto

    Soulful Dress

    • Chess.

Credit

Role Contributor
Producer Henry Real

Broadcasts

  • Sun 17 Apr 2011 12:00
  • Sun 25 Sep 2011 12:00
  • Mon 27 Nov 2017 04:00
  • Sun 15 Sep 2019 04:00
  • Wed 8 Apr 2020 01:00