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There are some real treats in there - not least a rollicking What's The Frequency, Kenneth? from Milton Keynes in 1995 and a spine-tingling E-Bow the Letter, sung with Thom Yorke at a 2004 show in London's St James' Church.
A great phrase from Richard Linklater's film Slacker, referenced in REM's What's The Frequency, Kenneth? comes to mind, "Withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy".
BLARING out from the Anfield public address system shortly before kick-off yesterday, the now defunct band REM posed the question: "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" The answer the following 90 minutes gave Kenny Dalglish is that while his Liverpool team may not yet quite on the same wavelength with one another, slowly but surely they are getting there.
Guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry had jumped out of the garage, expanding their repertoire and adding to the legend that was becoming R.E.M Crazy commercial success followed via singles Losing My Religion, Shiny Happy People, Man on the Moon, Everybody Hurts and What's the Frequency, Kenneth? the last of which came off 1994's Monster.
Tracks include Man On The Moon, Losing My Religion, Orange Crush, Everybody Hurts, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite, Daysleeper and What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
I feel like the guy who leaped in front of Dan Rather a few years ago and shouted, "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" He punched Rather in the nose when he didn't get an answer.
You're likely to feel like Dan Rather accosted with the question, "What's the frequency, Kenneth? What's the frequency?"
There were also hits for the likes of Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey with Endless Love, Youssou N'Dour featuring Neneh Cherry with 7 Seconds, and REM with What's The Frequency, Kenneth? Wet Wet Wet with Love Is All Around were finally on the way down, and there were new entries for Pato Banton witih Baby Come Back, and East 17 with Steam.
It was pandemonium when REM finally appeared and launched into a blistering Living Well Is The Best Revenge and These Days while What's The Frequency, Kenneth? upped the temperature even higher.
This prompted the grungy What's The Frequency, Kenneth?, followed by the ballad Tongue.