Posts Tagged ‘Country Feedback’

R.E.M. – “Country Feedback”
Recorded Live: 10/18/1998 – Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA) This is excellent quality and although I wouldn’t call it a great performance, it has some great moments and is an interesting set for several reasons. This was shortly after Bill Berry’s departure and the release of their first post-Berry album Up. They didn’t tour this album so their headliner appearances at these Bridge School Benefits was a big deal at the time. Several songs get their live debut here and the core trio is augmented by several notable guest musicians, including Neil Young playing lead guitar on “Country Feedback.” this clip of the now defunct band digging into the “Out of Time” cut “Country Feedback” in 1998, with benefit organizer Neil Young stepping in to provide some especially chilling guitar leads. The Bridge School, which educates children with severe speech and physical impairments

Michael Stipe – lead vocals
Peter Buck – guitar, mandolin
Mike Mills – bass, vocals
Guests:
Ken Stringfellow – guitar
Scott McCaughey – guitar, keyboards
Joey Woranker – drums, percussion
Neil Young – lead guitar on “Country Feedback”

This is excellent quality and although I wouldn’t call it a great performance, it has some great moments and is an interesting set for several reasons. This was shortly after Bill Berry’s departure and the release of their first post-Berry album Up. They didn’t tour this album so their headliner appearances at these Bridge School benefits was a big deal at the time. Several songs get their live debut here and the core trio is augmented by several notable guest musicians, including Neil Young playing lead guitar on “Country Feedback.”