June 18, 2008

The insurgency began and you missed it

R.E.M. had a little help tonight at their encore in Philly; Eddie Vedder joined them (and Johnny Marr) onstage to sing the excellent “Begin the Begin.” So many great shows happening from both artists lately, to see them together would be astounding. Until video surfaces (edit: here), I’m gonna have to imagine it went something like this:

[video from 2004, the mutual admiration society continues]

UPDATE: mp3 from last night!
Begin the Begin (live in Philly 6/18/08) – R.E.M. and Eddie Vedder

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  • Good review at philly.com


    Anonymous — June 19, 2008 @ 8:02 am

  • if you are going to link back to the hollywood post you should also put the hollywood zip back on your server.

    Anonymous — June 19, 2008 @ 9:28 am

  • I would…but my server’s jam packed

    heather — June 19, 2008 @ 10:25 am

  • surely you could bump something? i’d like that show.

    Anonymous — June 19, 2008 @ 11:07 am

  • Hey, a vid is up on youtube, not the best but you get the idea:


    Vital73 — June 19, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

  • That is way too much musical talent packed onto one stage. My head may explode.

    Jason Warburg — June 19, 2008 @ 1:36 pm

  • I was watching those REM/Eddie videos last month and I started wondering if I was missing out on REM since all I know from them are the easy to sing to ballads and not much more. I got the first two albuns but I haven’t yet got into it!

    this Begin The Begin is really a side of them I’ve never heard before.. much rock and rollish (AH) kinda thing..

    is there any rockier REM album? (yeah rock’n'roll dude!!) :P

    Uma Pessoa — June 19, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

  • I’ll second the motion to get that hollywood show back up…even for just a little while….or better yet, any show that you may stumble upon from the current tour….saw them last week in “DC”…amazing!

    Tim — June 19, 2008 @ 7:27 pm

  • @uma pessoa: if you are looking for “rockier REM”, check out their most recent release “Accelerate”…or go back and check out “Monster”…

    Tim — June 19, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

  • Hi Heather! Second of Eddie Vedder’s solo shows in San Diego, final show of the tour: http://imwalken.wordpress.com/


    Franz — June 22, 2008 @ 5:22 am

  • I was just about to suggest that you relay your zip file to this site for them to post:


    but it turns out that they’ve already posted the same recording:


    (it can be a bit of a pain to actually download from this site’s posts sometimes, but I guess that’s how they discourage the digital hoarders. Some of the content on there is well worth it, and they’ve posted a lot of stuff up there)

    Thanks for that video, though – that is a dream pairing and the perfect song for Vedder.

    wharper — June 22, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

  • one day i will not be stuck in hawaii…

    josh manley — June 25, 2008 @ 5:02 am

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

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