Tuesday, October 2, 2007
REM's Automatic for the People re-imagined
Stereogum has done it again, re-creating a modern classic with interesting covers by talented artists. Last time it was Radiohead's OK Computer. This time it's my beloved Automatic for the People, REM's 1992 masterpiece. Download the whole thing here and read notes by the cover artists as well as the loquacious Mike Mills. And whose idea was it to have Nightswimming done by the Wrens? Brilliant.
MP3 The Wrens - Nightswimming (REM cover)
MP3 The Wrens - Ex-Girl Collection (from 2003's The Meadowlands)