“Radio Free Europe” (Live R.E.M. Cover) (Video)

    Following the lead of Coldplay’s cover “Everybody Hurts” are Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. At a show last week in Atlanta, Ga., the band paid homage to the state’s alt-rock heroes by looking back to where it all started. Malkmus and the Jicks’ performed “Radio Free Europe,” the lead single off R.E.M.’s 1983 jangly debut, Murmur.  And although the sound quality isn’t the best in the video below, you can still feel the excitement and energy of the performance. How long will it be before a bunch of indie bands come together for an R.E.M. tribute show? I’m thinking something will happen within a year’s time. [CoS]

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