No longer ambiguous about his sexuality (or that of his bandmates), Michael Stipe can now afford to be ambiguous about his song selections. On Radio 1 Live Lounge recently, Stipe and Co. took on Editors’ “Munich.” The box percussion, toe tapping, and Michael’s “with one hand” gestures are great. Actually, it’s a good cover in general: This means you, too, Mike and Peter.
Is this an endorsement or are they just repaying the Brits the favor for covering “Orange Crush” enough times that the recorded version, which shows up as a b-side to “Blood,” made it onto The OC? Speaking of which, As you watch this, try not to get too emotional.
But how can you not?