Blue Director: Karina Holden Northern Pictures/Transmission Films The statistics are frightening – and embarrassing – half of the ocean’s life has been killed off in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. But do we give a shit?
R.E.M., The One I Love [Single] (1987) I loved R.E.M. from when I first heard them – but that was Green and the albums that followed. It was a while before I found Document and from there went back – well, actually I received Life’s Rich Pageant early on, that was a revelation. But something […]
Klark Kent, Klark Kent (1980) The Klark Kent pseudonym is for the (solo) work of Stewart Copeland. He made this record when he was still in The Police but obvious had a hankering to record himself on other instruments (he plays everything here, one-man-bands it in a McCartney II kinda way) and, presumably, was keen […]
hammered the other night on vodka beer chardonnay. heard someone say over the top of r.e.m’s green that I was still in love with her and blahblahblah…you-know-what-I-mean… fucked off real bad when they talk when I’m pissed. most of all I think, (when I overhear shit like that) about the shit I’ve missed??!?!
R.E.M. Green: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Warners I’ll say straight off that my bias is this was my introduction to R.E.M. I went back to everything before it – but Green was perfectly suited for me; at that time very much green myself. And it was the best introduction I could have to the band […]
R.E.M., Green (1988) It’s become the thing to say – or maybe it was always the thing to say – that the first four or five R.E.M. albums are faultless or close to it and everything else is either bits’n’piece-y or redundant/flat out awful. Not true of course – I’d argue the band’s first decade […]
R.E.M., Murmur (1983) I first heard Murmur after the late-80s/early-90s version of R.E.M. So I loved Green and Out Of Time and then wanted to hear where it had come from. Murmur was next for me. And I loved it. Instantly. I’ve argued before that R.E.M. is/was the best band of the 1980s. And they had a […]
R.E.M., Life’s Rich Pageant (1986) Not the first R.E.M. album I heard (that was Green) and not the first I owned (that was Out Of Time) but it was – for what it’s worth – the first I owned on vinyl. And it came about because one of the mechanics at my dad’s work was […]