R.E.M. – Hairshirt (1988)


R.E.M. 1988

With its mandolin that instantly reminds me of Led Zeppelin’s Four Symbols, I was always going to like ‘Hairshirt’. But it also had added credibility – there was no chorus and it was buried on the B-side of R.E.M.’s sixth studio album Green. Things changed of course, as the album became a multi-million selling breakthrough for the band. “It’s a beautiful life” and this was 1988.

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2 thoughts on “R.E.M. – Hairshirt (1988)

  1. davesmuses says:

    It’s a beautiful life. It’s a beautiful song. Love this track and album.

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