R.E.M. – E-Bow The Letter

ebowtheletterA dirge for River Phoenix. R.E.M. is here: the skew, the melody, the jangle. But it’s different; it’s Wagnerian, unlike (and better than) anything else they did. As Patti Smith wails, the song becomes a pane on Nico’s music: the Phantom Zone née the Frozen Borderline.

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