Index of Topics
Note: these are all binary files, you need a GIF viewer program to be
able to view the pictures.
Index of Topics
Contributed by Joe and Jim Huff :
Contributed by William Wayne Barker, firstname.lastname@example.org :
- augusta-poster.tif 703K
- A photo of the show poster from an R.E.M. performance at a semi-private
graduation party at Augusta College in Augusta, GA held on June 4, 1982.
According to Joe, "Free with A.C.I.D." refers not to those paper squares
which were popular in those days, but to the Augusta College ID card. The
Scorchers, and Stipe and company were well received by dedicated Augusta
College and Medical College of Georgia-going fans wearing camouflage and
safari attire, and a few unsuspecting bystanders. "The Lion Sleeps
Tonight" was played that night, appropriate to the party's Safari Night
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Contributed by Gary Nabors, email@example.com :
- This photo of Howard Finster was taken in 1994 during Howard Finster
Day in Summerville, GA. Reverend Finster continues to make and sell his art.
His Paradise Gardens -- where a couple of early REM videos were filmed --
is an amazing place. Reverend Finster greets his public on Sundays. He's
a very charming, spiritual man, and loves to talk to people.
And also .gif files of the following 7" picture sleeves :
- Color photo, first commercial REM poster from 1984.
- Rare marble vinyl 1991 Christmas single. One recently sold in the UK
for $250. Record only, not the pic sleeve.
- R.E.M. backstage in 1985, apparently prior to going on. Stipe is in
"mustard hair" mode. Pete with bandana, Mills in FFA jacket, Bill in that
leather jacket he always used to wear.
- A black and white stage-view photo of REM performing live at the Rat
in Boston in 1984.
- Three similar postcard views of College Avenue in Athens, one from
around 1900, one from 1915-1920, and one from 1940 or so. The Wuxtry
is labeled on the middle card. Shows the same view over time.
The location of the Wuxtry (not including the store next door which they
annexed in 1990 or so) where Stipe and Buck met used to be a shoe repair
shop. The metal awning on the roof looks like it is the same one in the
photo from 1915-20.
- A hilarious caricature of the band from the Italian rock magazine
Buscadero. You've got to see it to believe it. Black & white.
- Photo at the 40 Watt of Robyn Hitchcock, Mike Mills, Kevn Kinney, and
Peter Buck on stage, December 1990.
- Photo of the interior of the "REM Church," looking towards the altar
where the band played their inaugural show. On the back wall you can see
the same design in the wood that is behind Stipe and Mills in Sandi
Phipps' photos taken on April 5, 1980 (see Remarks, p. 4-5).
- The band members standing in a body of water, circa 1989.
- An Italian postcard of Stipe. Read this carefully.
- Letter written by Michael Stipe to Howard Finster, Nov 1985, which is
tacked up on the wall of Howard's studio.
- Postcard of the Lycy Cobb Institute in Athens, which appears in the
"The One I Love" video. Right next to this building is the chapel in
which "Athens, GA - Inside/Out" footage was filmed. Photo circa 1895.
- One of the more interesting REM concert posters, from the show at
Mudd Island in Memphis, 1986.
- One of the rarest REM picture sleeves, from a German promotional
issue of Pop Song.
- The famous, now destroyed church where REM debuted.
- The cover of the book Remnants: The REM Collector's Handbook and
Price Guide, by Gary Nabors.
- Photo of Gary Nabors, Remnants author, in Howard Finster's
Paradise Garden next to his "Seepents in the Wilderness" cement
sculpture, which appeared on the Reckoning promo poster and ads.
Likely some connection between this sculpture and the "two-headed
snake" design used for the cover of Reckoning.
- A remarkable photo of Stipe on stage in London, 1985.
- A photo of Stipe on the day of the Athens Music Festival,
Sept. 25, 1988.
- The photo from the Tourfilm press kit, which shows Stipe,
Jim McKay, and Jem Cohen.
- A postcard view of the famous railroad trestle that appears
on the back cover of Murmur. The card originally had some
writing on the front, which was erased and painted over using
Photoshop. This card circa 1905.
- The members of REM reclining on a truck, circa 1985.
- All three of the rare REM Up Close radio show discs.
- The former Uptown lounge in Athens. Buck, Mills, and Berry
backed Roger McGuinn there May 11, 1988. (On bootleg _The
Byrds Fly South_). The Indigo Girls filmed a video there.
- The famous BBQ establishment in Athens.
- The used car dealership that inspired the song.
These are pictures of the covers of the boots in
the REM bootleg discography
Contributed by Jason Zimberoff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miscellaneous items that are archived elsewhere :
Warner Brothers Records Quicktime Video Clips
and lyrics from the What's The Frequency, Kenneth ? CD single.
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