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Chronic Town

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Chronic Town
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EP by R.E.M.
Released 1982
Recorded 1982
Genre College rock
Length 20 min, 24 sec
Record label I.R.S. Records
Producer Mitch Easter
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com 3 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDSUB020403200104372457&sql=At96xlfge5cqq)
Robert Christgau A- link (http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?id=1140&name=R.E.M.)
R.E.M. Chronology
Chronic Town
(1982)
Murmur
(1983)

Chronic Town is an EP released by the band R.E.M. in 1982 for I.R.S. Records. Chronic Town is the first illustration of R.E.M.'s signature musical style: jangling guitars, chords played in arpeggio, murmured vocals, and lyrics that completely avoid the standard topics of popular music - love and relationships. It was re-released as tracks 16-21 of the 1987 album Dead Letter Office, where it was described in the liner notes as "a little bit of 'uh-huh' and a lot of 'oh yeah'".

The band was unhappy with the sound of the record, when it was released, although fans and critics hailed it as a great achievement.

Track Listing

All songs were composed by Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe and Bill Berry.

  1. "1,000,000" (3:06)
  2. "Stumble" (5:40)
  3. "Wolves, Lower" (4:13)
  4. "Gardening at Night" (3:30)
  5. "Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)" (3:55)

Personnel

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