Have been spending the night sifting through the internet for old R.E.M. bootlegs. Unfortunately, being a child of the nineties, I am not old enough to have had any original vinyl bootlegs, so I have to make do with the mp3’s people have posted on the internet. But, man, are they ever good.
This is from one of their earliest-known bootlegs, recorded October 4th, 1980 at Tyrone’s in Athens. I can’t get enough of it. It’s so caffeinated, so energetic, so fresh; it’s a piece of R.E.M. history.
[Download the full bootleg here]