R.E.M.'s excellent reissue series continues this fall with a set celebrating the 25th anniversary of 'Automatic for the People.'
A couple of weeks after releasing 'Document,' R.E.M. hit the road in September 1987 to promote their new LP, which would be their most successful yet.
A Top 10 hit and a platinum album marked the end of their world as an underground sensation, but R.E.M. felt fine.
R.E.M.'s bleakest album rumbles to a close with one more roundhouse political punch.
Michael Stipe's earthquake phobia came to the forefront on this 'Document' track, set to a martial beat.
We've compiled links to all of our stories about the 11 songs on R.E.M.'s 1987 landmark album, 'Document.'
R.E.M. named the 'Document' track "Lightnin' Hopkins" after the Texas bluesman, in spite of the song's lyrics having nothing to do with the late musician.
In writing the cryptic 'Fireplace,' R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe was inspired by a 200-year-old speech by Mother Ann Lee, leader of the Shakers.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush's comments about Katrina evacuees set off a firestorm, but also planted the seeds of a song R.E.M. would release three years later.
If 'Document' was the turning point for R.E.M., then “The One I Love” served as the hinge. The song was released as the album's lead single in August 1987,