January 16, 2020

R.E.M. : live @ Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ - 9 June 1984

Watch a pro-shot early R.E.M. show filmed @ Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ on June 9, 1984. After kicking off with The Velvet Underground cover Pale Blue Eyes they played songs from their first two albums and their debut EP. A couple of very famous guests join them during the second all covers encore. Roger McGuinn nailed his parts, while John Sebastian was obviously having fun, but came up short in the end.

It was broadcast on 17 July 1984 as an MTV special Rock Influences: Folk Rock.

  1. Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground cover)
  2. Second Guessing
  3. Hyena (first live performance)
  4. Letter Never Sent
  5. Harborcoat
  6. 7 Chinese Bros.
  7. Pretty Persuasion
  8. So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
  9. Gardening at Night
  10. 9-9
  11. Windout
  12. Old Man Kensey (first live performance)
  13. Sitting Still
  14. Driver 8 (first live performance)
  15. Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)
  16. E1: Radio Free Europe
  17. Little America
  18. E2: So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star (The Byrds cover, with Roger McGuinn)
  19. Do You Believe in Magic? (John Sebastian cover, with John Sebastian)
  20. Gloria (Them cover, with Roger McGuinn)

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