Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:02 AM
I would prefer an actual box set myself. Downloading stuff from HQ (or however they would choose to do it) just wouldn't be the same and doesn't hold anywhere near the level of excitement I would have for an actual box set. If they never release one then R.E.M. truly have gone out with a whimper rather than a bang which is unfortunate.
"We were listening to the UNC radio (station) there and they were playing an R.E.M. song. I like R.E.M. fine, but at the end of it, the DJ says, 'Ya that was R.E.M., the sound of the new South'. I looked at my roommate and we said, Gawd, if that's the sound of the new South, I preferred it when it was on the skids. That's how we got the name."
- Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids