Hooks & Runs

152 - R.E.M.'s Murmur at 40 w/ Tony Fletcher

May 11, 2023 A podcast about baseball, music and culture. Season 4 Episode 152
Hooks & Runs
152 - R.E.M.'s Murmur at 40 w/ Tony Fletcher
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Tony Fletcher is a rock journalist and author of a dozen books including "Perfect Circle: The Story of R.E.M.," initially published in 2003 and expanded twice since. He joins us on the podcast this week to discuss R.E.M.'s legendary debut album and "Murmur," released 40 years ago, April 12 and the band's music career, which spanned over 30 years.  Fletcher's latest book is "The Best of Jamming!" about his days in his native Great Britain as a fanzine publisher in the 70s and 80s, and we also discussed his travel and lifestyle podcast "One Step Beyond."

Tony Fletcher's official webpage (tonyfletcher.net)
Tony Fletcher's podcast, "One Step Beyond."
Tony Fletcher's podcast, "The Jamming! Fanzine Podcast."

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Meet Tony Fletcher & our Rock & Roll Hall of Fame discussion
Why R.E.M. Still Matters
Making "Murmur"
Did "Murmur" Meet Expectations and life after "Murmur"
Favorite and Least Favorite R.E.M. Records
Favorite R.E.M. Side Projects
Live from Upstate: Murmur & R.E.M. Recalled
Jamming! and One Step Beyond