It Crawled From The South: An R.e.m. Companion

It Crawled From The South An R e m Companion Now in its second edition It Crawled from the South is an encyclopedic non linear mostly non hagiographic book about those enigmatic guys from Athens Georgia Marcus Gray furnishes thumbnail sketch

  • Title: It Crawled From The South: An R.e.m. Companion
  • Author: Marcus Gray
  • ISBN: 9780306807510
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Now in its second edition, It Crawled from the South is an encyclopedic, non linear, mostly non hagiographic book about those enigmatic guys from Athens, Georgia Marcus Gray furnishes thumbnail sketches of each member, as well as chapters on the band s recording history, politics, album packaging, and regional accent The author is also fearless enough to venture into theNow in its second edition, It Crawled from the South is an encyclopedic, non linear, mostly non hagiographic book about those enigmatic guys from Athens, Georgia Marcus Gray furnishes thumbnail sketches of each member, as well as chapters on the band s recording history, politics, album packaging, and regional accent The author is also fearless enough to venture into the black hole of Michael Stipe s lyrics He doesn t, to be sure, make sense of Stipe s associative rambles, and the singer himself lets Gray off the hook by confessing that three quarters of my lyrics probably come from overheard conversations I steal a lot, basically Someone will say something really interesting, and I ll write it down Okay But we d still like to know what a moral kiosk is.

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    • Less of a biography than an investigation into REM and REMness. It's not a simple chronology, rather a series of in-depth essays, just one of which deals with the story of how the band came to be. I found the essay contextualising the band in The South very interesting. I've always been interested in voices from the margins, and Athens, Georgia really was a small marginal city on the edges of mainstream American culture. That it produced the most exciting American band of the eighties proves tha [...]


    • Marcus Gray's It Crawled from the South is an exceptionally well-researched book that is, unfortunately, deeply in need of an editor.The book is a logjam of facts, divided into categorical chapters ("the meaning of Michael's lyrics", "the political causes that R.E.M. has supported over the years"), and then presented in chronological order. It is as though Gray decided that all facts gathered during his research needed to be included in the finished book.The result is a tiresome read, with the a [...]


    • Like so many, I was a huge fan of the band in the '80s, attracted to the enigma they created. This is the Rosetta Stone to all that purposeful eccentricity.


    • I love the author's boiling, barely restrained contempt for each member of the band. This balances it out from hagiography into straight objectivity with a little myth-busting for good measure.


    • Obviously, I would only recommend this book to huge fans of the band. It meticulously covers each album, song, television appearance, video, b-side, etc. up through the mid-1990s. It's both personal and highly informative look at home the band came to be what it is. Much more interesting than I thought it would be.


    • Probably the best history of R.E.M. available on the market, even if it's not really up to date. R.E.M.: Fiction may be more complete up to this point, but nothing else written about the band comes close to this book.




    • this came on Saturday. more research! (this is HUGE, though. probably will read less of it -- the Inside Out book is much more too the point)


    • A thorough study of the band. It felt more like a R.E.M. manual than a biography. Now that R.E.M. is over, I'd love to see an updated and final version of the book (maybe 2 volumes?)



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