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Song of the Day 12/11/08

If you’re going out this week and wonder where our constantly updated NYC live music calendar went, it’s here. In the meantime our top 666 songs of alltime countdown continues, one day at a time all the way to #1.

Thursday’s is #593:

REM – Disturbance at the Heron House

Today we go mainstream, 80s style – but good – with this slow, methodically jangly, lustrously growling anthem from Document, the 1986 album where they turned up the guitars for the first time. This is one of the first REM songs with any kind of antiwar, anti-authoritarian feel, amorphous as the lyrics may be. Available wherever files are shared.

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment