Sixth Studio Album Reissued On 180g Vinyl LP!
Ranked #97 - Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists!
Released in November 1988, Green was the group's major label debut for Warner Bros. Records. The album represented a stylistic departure from its guitar-driven rock sound to an acoustic approach. Exploring left-wing political values, the group promoted 'green' politics through the album from its the name to its packaging and lyrics.
R.E.M. mark the point when post-punk turned into alternative rock. When their first single, "Radio Free Europe," was released in 1981, it sparked a back-to-the-garage movement in the American underground. While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early '80s, R.E.M. brought guitar pop back into the underground lexicon. Combining ringing guitar hooks with mumbled, cryptic lyrics and a D.I.Y. aesthetic borrowed from post-punk, the band simultaneously sounded traditional and modern. Throughout the '80s, they worked relentlessly, releasing records every year and touring constantly, playing both theaters and backwoods dives. Along the way, they inspired countless bands, from the legions of jangle pop groups in the mid-'80s to scores of alternative pop groups in the '90s, who admired their slow climb to stardom.
180g vinyl LP
Cut from the original analog masters
Limited time download card
1. Pop Song 89
2. Get Up
3. You Are The Everything
5. World Leader Pretend
6. The Wrong Child
7. Orange Crush
8. Turn You Inside-Out
10. I Remember California