Front cover image for Murmur


J. Niimi
"R.E.M.'s debut album released in 1983, [it's their second release, after 1982's Chronic Town EP], was so far removed from the prevailing trends of American popular music that it still sounds miraculous and out of time today. [Niimi] tells the story of the album's genesis - with ... input from Don Dixon and [Chronic Town producer] Mitch Easter. He also investigates [lead singer] Michael Stipe's hypnotic, mysterious lyrics, and makes the case for Murmur as a work of Southern Gothic art."--Back cover
Print Book, English, 2005
Continuum, New York, 2005
33 1/3, 22
sound recordings
xvi, 144 pages ; 17 cm.
9780826416728, 0826416721
Murmur. Athens ; Charlotte
Dreams of Elysian. Pueraria lobata, lower ; Headwaters/watershed