R.E.M. | Fiction: An Alternative Biography

R.E.M. | Fiction: An Alternative Biography

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R.E.M.'s public image has always been tightly controlled. Icons of anti-celebrity rock, who bacame huge celebrity rock stars, they were, according to the story, the first U.S. post new-wave band who were both commercially successful and cool. Drawing on exclusive interviews with Mike Mills, Peter Buck and other members of R.E.M.'s nuclear family, Fiction re-evaluates the music and career of a group who sold almost no records for the first half of their existence, then became 'the biggest rock group in the world' in the second half.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 24mm | 285g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075353908X
  • 9780753539088

Review quote

"CRAFTSMEN-LIKE READING OF THE R.E.M. STORY" * UNCUT * "A FINE JOB" * Q * "BUCKLEY HAS CREATED A STRAGHTFORWARD AND ENJOYABLE DOCUMENT... THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS" * RECORD COLLECTOR *show more

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R.E.M.'s public image has always been tightly controlled. Icons of anti-celebrity rock, who became huge celebrity rock stars, they were, according to the story, the first U.S. post new-wave band who were both commercially successful and cool. Drawing on exclusive interviews with Mike Mills, Peter Buck and other members of R.E.M.'s nuclear family, Fiction re-evaluates the music and career of a group who sold almost no records for the first half of their existence, then became 'the biggest rock group in the world' in the second half.show more

Review Text

"CRAFTSMEN-LIKE READING OF THE R.E.M. STORY"show more

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