"R.E.M." Inside Out by Craig Rosen
The Stories Behind Every Song

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Rising from the ranks of the early-80's indie scene, R.E.M. managed to combine worldwide commercial success without compromising their integrity. Along the way, the band has released an incredible string of masterly albums and classic modern-day anthems like 'Losing My Religion' and 'Everybody Hurts'. At the heart of R.E.M.'s music are the enigmatic lyrics of singer Michael Stipe. What was he singing about in 'The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite'? What did he mean by 'Losing My Religion?' Inside Out, featuring original interviews with group members and producer Mitch Easter, is the only book to examine all of their original songs, from 'Radio Free Europe' to 'Aftermath', revealing the mysteries and inspiration behind some of the most memorable songs of the past twenty five years.

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Published May 2, 2005 by Carlton Books Ltd. 208 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.