New Live R.E.M. Video – “Man On The Moon” (Stereogum Premiere)

One more from the fertile two-night stand R.E.M. had in Feb ’05 at Dublin’s Point Theatre, standing as proof that people love hits. Unlike the other clips from the gigs, all of which will be stitched together on the forthcoming R.E.M. Live CD/DVD, this one brings the crowd into it, emphasizing the obvious point that “Man On The Moon” was kinda sort of a smash in Ireland. Where “I Took Your Name” and “Leaving New York“‘s cam angles mirror Michael’s introverted lyrics, here Stipe tickles the cheap seats, pantomiming apples beaning heads, pointing in Elvis tribute, serving up big ‘bounce with me’ gestures through the hook. Tony Clifton would be proud.

The R.E.M. Live CD + DVD are out 10/16. Check the tracklist…

01 “I Took Your Name”
02 “So Fast, So Numb”
03 “Boy in the Well”
04 “Cuyahoga”
05 “Everybody Hurts”
06 “Electron Blue”
07 “Bad Day”
08 “Ascent of Man”
09 “The Great Beyond”
10 “Leaving New York”
11 “Orange Crush”
12 “I Wanted to Be Wrong”
13 “Final Straw”
14 “Imitation of Life”
15 “The One I Love”
16 “Walk Unafraid”
17 “Losing My Religion”
18 “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”
19 “Drive”
20 “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville”
21 “I’m Gonna DJ”
22 “Man on the Moon”

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