R.E.M. – “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite” from Automatic for the People (1992)
I celebrate most of R.E.M.’s first decade but I have a special place for AftP. I admire its pop-punctuated darkness and find the lack of jangle quite refreshing (What’s so great about jangle anyway?)
This tune features the masterful string arrangements of Led Zeppelin’s most underrated member, John Paul Jones.
Check out Matthew Perpetua’s ambitious and excellent Pop Songs 08 blog for more R.E.M. insights.
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