“Radio Free Europe” Turns 30

"Radio Free Europe" Turns 30

“Radio Free Europe” Turns 30

"Radio Free Europe" Turns 30

Thirty years ago today (7/8/81), R.E.M.'s first single, "Radio Free Europe" b/w "Sitting Still," was released by the small independent Atlanta-based label Hib-Tone. The label's owner Jonny Hibbert mixed both tracks. The A-Side was subsequently re-recorded, the B-Side remixed and remastered, and both included on the band's classic 1983 I.R.S. Records debut Murmur. Why we're here: The updated version of ...

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