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R.E.M.: Rock Reconstruction Getting There

Bill Holdship, Creem, September 1985

FABLES OF YEARS spent on the road. Decadent tales of groupies and drugs and arrogance and misspent lives near the top. You won't find any of that here, although a friend of the band's claims a magazine once approached him to write this type of expose on the members of R.E.M., a rock band so nearly perfect in integrity and beliefs that it's sometimes difficult for cynics to believe that anything this refreshing could possibly be "real."

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