|Cover Star-Man Ray, Paris 1975 (old men often have the best style)|
Fables of the Reconstruction was, sadly, the band's last great album. I wish they would have continued to explore the psychedelic direction of "Feeling Gravity's Pull" and worked more with people like Joe Boyd rather than Don Gehman. Ah well, I suppose it's all part of life's rich pageant and shorty can't eat no books. Also below is the band's first American TV appearance (on Letterman) with Stipe looking for all the world like some kind of Botticelli angel.
|R.E.M. in search of Brer Rabbit|