The Great Beyond

A song created specifically for the 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic, Man On The Moon, starring Jim Carrey. I knew the opening chords and  stills from the music video but somehow not the rest of the song. About once or twice a year I’ll hear an REM song I’ve never heard or have forgotten and become completely enamored with it. It seems like this is one of those. It’s two very different experiences listening to the song vs. listening to it while watching the video, as it is with most videos, but in any case I think I prefer the former. As mentioned in previous gush-posts, I’m a “lyric snob” (can’t think of a better way to say that) and I love these. That shouldn’t come as a surprise since REM has some pretty dense and existential offerings. November 16th marks it’s release 18 years ago.

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