‘Chronic Town’-era R.E.M. Show Filmed For Local TV In 1982 [Watch]

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[photogallerylink id=100484 align=left]In honor of Michael Stipe’s 52nd birthday (yesterday) we are bringing you a peek of vintage video. This 30 year old R.E.M. concert video is believed to be the first professionally filmed R.E.M. performance! It was filmed October 10, 1982 from The Pier in Raleigh, North Carolina and was broadcast for television. The video includes much of the first encore which ended with “Skank” an unreleased jam.

Setlist: R.E.M., The Pier, Raleigh, N.C., 10/10/82 (partial)
1. “Wolves, Lower”
2. “Laughing”
3. “1,000,000″
4. “Moral Kiosk”
5. “Catapult”
6. “West of the Fields”
7. “Radio Free Europe”
8. “Ages of You”
9. “We Walk”
10. “Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)”
11. “Skank”

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