The California rockers' expansive third album took the guise of a trip from Los Angeles to the desert, but drove QOTSA to new levels of popularity.
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R.E.M. brought together a variety of experiences to create the second 'Document' single and one of the most famous songs in the band's catalog.
The third album in a trilogy, the songs on 'Franks Wild Years' were also written to be performed in a play Tom Waits created with his wife, Kathleen Brennan.
One of only two times R.E.M. has included a cover on one of their studio albums, "Strange" found the band updating the sludgy Wire song.
Michael Stipe was inspired by 'Animal Farm' to create an animalized revolution put down by the Reagan administration.
After the success of their "Radio Free Europe" single, R.E.M. took the next step with the 'Chronic Town' EP.
Yaz was a product of happenstance, created by two very different figures who barely knew each other. Yet, somehow it worked.
The soundtrack to 'Dirty Dancing' has endured because of how well it blended the sounds of the '60s and '80s.
The second track on 'Document' was the third R.E.M. song about U.S. intervention in Central and South America. It was the band's most direct repudiation yet.
After a busy couple of years off, Sleater-Kinney returned in August 2002 with their most pointed and experimental album to date.