lotus



previous page: 55  "In 'Country Feedback," what is 'Est' in the line, 'Self help, self pain, EST, psychics, fuck all'? Are they referring to electro-shock therapy?" (R.E.M.)
  
page up: R.E.M. FAQ
  
next page: 57  "What does the term 'Star 69' refer to, in the song of that name on Monster?" (R.E.M.)

56 "Where is Rockville, in '(Don't Go Back to) Rockville'?" (R.E.M.)




Description

This article is from the R.E.M. FAQ, by Ron Henry (rgh3@cornell.edu) with numerous contributions by others.

56 "Where is Rockville, in '(Don't Go Back to) Rockville'?" (R.E.M.)

From the book Remarks, The Story of R.E.M. by Tony Fletcher: "Mike Mills
too was improving [his songwriting]. He wrote a plea to ... a new girl in
Athens who had been making a big impact on all the boys, begging her not to
spend the summer of '80 in Maryland. 'Don't Go Back To Rockville', with its
memorable chorus and frantic pacing, became an instant live favorite." The
original version of "Rockville" had a harder rock sound; the band worked up
the country and western style as a joke for friend and band lawyer Bertis
Downs. This new version was so successful they recorded it that way.

 

Continue to:













TOP
previous page: 55  "In 'Country Feedback," what is 'Est' in the line, 'Self help, self pain, EST, psychics, fuck all'? Are they referring to electro-shock therapy?" (R.E.M.)
  
page up: R.E.M. FAQ
  
next page: 57  "What does the term 'Star 69' refer to, in the song of that name on Monster?" (R.E.M.)