R.E.M. as they were, as they always will be in our head

The original line-up reunited briefly at a benefit at the 40 Watt in Athens on the 12th.

We know there’s a whole generation who think they really started at “Monster” — like this writer — but for us the key material ends at “Document.” The performances linked above reflect that reality, as does the new I.R.S. years retrospective and companion DVD we’re awful close to one-clicking at Amazon.

(Via MeFi, which has more relevant links.)

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