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the Razz: REM mixing it up; at T in the park.

Byline: John Dingwall

REM's hit-packed set saw the band perform songs stretching back 27 years and included What's The Frequency Kenneth?,

Losing My Religion and It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) as well as a handful of songs from the new album Accelerate.

Michael Stipe said he was tired and saw the festival date as a challenge.

He said: "I got about six hours sleep last night. We did Oxegen in Dublin and came here.

"We're mixing the old songs going back to 1981 and the new stuff which people really like to hear.

"There is something about the spirit of a festival that is so different to doing your own show.

"Here there are people that might not be aware of your music or be particularly interested in what you offer.

"It's a different type of challenge to prove you are worth being here.

"There are lots of great bands here and there is a camaderie I really enjoy.

The Zutons and Battles are playing here who are awesome."

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 14, 2008
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