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Song of the day for February 8, 2024

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"R.E.M.'s debut single 'Radio Free Europe,' released in 1981 on Hib-Tone, marked the band's first recording at Bombay Studios in Georgia. The track is noted for its signature indecipherable lyrics, a trait that would characterize the band's style. 'Radio Free Europe' was recorded alongside songs like 'Gardening At Night.'"

The song for today is by R.E.M. and it’s called Radio Free Europe.


In 1981, R.E.M. made their first ever-recording sessions at Bombay Studios Smyrna, Georgia. Tracks included ‘Gardening At Night’, ‘Radio Free Europe’ and ‘(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville.’

“Radio Free Europe” is the debut single by American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1981 on the short-lived independent record label Hib-Tone. The song features “what were to become the trademark unintelligible lyrics which have distinguished R.E.M.’s work ever since.

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