R.E.M.’s Classic “It’s The End of The World As We Know It” Re-Enters the Charts

R.E.M.’s Alt-Rock gem ‘It’s The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’ has re-entered the charts on iTunes as people are streaming and sharing the track in response to the Coronavirus. The track last appeared on the US Charts on Billboard in 1987 when it was a college radio and later mainstream hit, reaching #39 on their album Document (IRS Records). When the song was re-released as a single in 1991, it reached #67 in the UK. In addition to the public reaction the pandemic, the music industry has been crippled by postponements and cancelations. You can track the tour postponements here: Continue reading

Nirvana’s Nevermind Album Turns 25

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Do you remember where you were on September 24th, 1991? That is, if you were even alive, since it was a quarter century ago. I was in class at community college in my home town. As usual I was hanging out on the soccer field, guitar in hand, hanging with my usual band of freaks, geeks, stoners, punks, metalheads, and the like. The buzz around campus was this song ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ that was not only all over MTV, but also becoming an actual hit song on the radio.

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