Linkage — February 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

Linkage: 20 years of ‘Losing My Religion,’ plus OMD, Dream Syndicate, ‘Reggae Britannia’

R.E.M., 'Losing My Religion'

A collection of some mildly interesting links we stumbled across recently:

20 Years of ‘Losing My Religion’ R.E.M.’s official site this week takes a look back at its breakthrough pop single and music video, posting videos of a couple performances of the song and a number of covers. []

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Return to the USA OMD’s Andy McCluskey talks about the synthpop group’s comeback album, History of Modern, and its first proper U.S. tour in 20 years, which begins next month. [PopMatters]

Pat Thomas grills Dennis Duck of The Dream Syndicate A long-lost interview of the Paisley Underground act’s drummer, conducted, but never published, for a zine that put out six issues between 1983 and 1986. [What A Nice Way To Turn 17]

‘Reggae Britannia’ This 90-minute documentary, recently shown on BBC4 in the U.K., has been posted, for the time being anyway, to YouTube, and is a must-watch for fans of reggae or just well-made music docs. [YouTube]

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