R.E.M. streams ‘recently discovered’ footage of sole ‘Automatic For the People’ concert

R.E.M. famously only performed a single concert in support of  Automatic For the People, a benefit for Greenpeace at the 40 Watt Club in the band’s hometown of Athens, Ga., on Nov. 19, 1992. Audio from that show, previously issued as B-sides, is included as a bonus on the band’s recent Automatic reissue, and today, on the 25th anniversary of that concert, R.E.M. is streaming “recently discovered footage” from the show — which you can watch below.

A few clips from this concert have been on YouTube for years, but not the entire performance. For a deeper look at this longtime fan-favorite show, check out Chronological Snobbery’s piece from a few years back breaking down one of the show’s better-known bootlegs.

The footage includes the second performance of “Drive” — the song being recorded for a live Greenpeace benefit album — that was omitted from the live disc in the deluxe edition of the new Automatic reissue.

Watch the full 72-minute performance below.

 


R.E.M., Greenpeace benefit concert, 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA, 11/19/92

1. “Drive”
2. “Monty Got A Raw Deal”
3. “Everybody Hurts”
4. “Man On The Moon”
5. “Losing My Religion:
6. “Country Feedback”
7. “Begin The Begin”
8. “Fall On Me”
9. “Me In Honey”
10. “Finest Worksong”
11. “Drive”
12. “Love Is All Around”
13. “Funtime”
14. “Radio Free Europe”

 

 

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