Been a fan for ages but only recently discovered the song Future 40’s by Syd Straw and Stipe. It happens to be the song he sung on Tour Film as intro to I Believe.
Felt the same excitement as in my early days as a fan. Hearing something new and immediately loving it.
Same for the songs by the Golden Palominos with Michael Stipe as lead singer. Especially I’m alive and living now is such a great great song.
I’m wondering if I was the only one who never knew about these projects.
Future 40’s - Syd Straw with Michael Stipe - Future 40s (String of Pearls) (1989) - YouTube
I’m alive and living now - The Golden Palominos - Alive And Living Now - YouTube