Barstool Rockers is a weekly 'magazine style' podcast focusing on classic, prog and most every aspect of rock music. Hosted by two life-long fans, it aims to inform and hopefully entertain.

38: Begin the Begin / Robert Dean Lurie

June 10, 201912 min
Begin the Begin is the first biography of R.E.M. wholly researched and written since they disbanded in 2011. It offers by far the most detailed account of the group's formative years--their early lives, their first encounters with one another, their legendary debut show, early tours in the back of a van, initial recordings, their shrewdly paced rise to fame.

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