Saturday, September 24, 2011


    Since the late 1980s, R.E.M. has been involved in the local politics of its hometown of Athens, Georgia.Buck explained to Sounds in 1987, "Michael always says think local and act local—we have been doing a lot of stuff in our town to try and make it a better place.The band has often donated funds to local charities and to help renovate and preserve historic buildings in the town. R.E.M.'s political clout was credited with the narrow election of Athens mayor Gwen O'Looney twice in the 1990s. Discography
    Main article: R.E.M. discography

        Murmur (1983)
        Reckoning (1984)
        Fables of the Reconstruction (1985)
        Lifes Rich Pageant (1986)
        Document (1987)
        Green (1988)
        Out of Time (1991)
        Automatic for the People (1992)
        Monster (1994)
        New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996)
        Up (1998)
        Reveal (2001)
        Around the Sun (2004)
        Accelerate (2008)
        Collapse into Now (2011)

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