R.E.M.: One From The Vaults
One of R.E.M.’s first filmed concerts has hit YouTube. The show at the 688 club in Atlanta, Georgia from February 1981 was recorded by people at Athens’ Wuxtry Records — the store where guitarist Peter Buck worked and met singer Michael Stipe — and is part of a recently digitized collection of concert footage.
The band’s performance includes its early singles “Radio Free Europe” and “Gardening at Night” as well as a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Rave On.” Check it out below.