Trawling through the vast pixel mine that is YouTube, we recently stumbled across this short, odd MTV promo from 1988 that appears to be filmed at a college radio station, and concludes, after a series of fly-by imagery, with a long-haired gentleman sagely proclaiming, “When I’m an old person, I think I’ll still be listening to R.E.M.” Well said, future-seeing college-radio guy.
Watch it below via uploader Kevin Noonan.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- R.E.M.’s ‘Automatic For the People’ to receive 25th anniversary reissue this fall
- R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe to debut rare solo music as part of Moogfest audiovisual project
- Michael Stipe performs rare, unannounced solo set opening for Patti Smith in New York
- Watch: Michael Stipe looks back on 30 years of R.E.M., vows to never reunite band
- R.E.M. to release 14 hours of live material, TV appearances in 6-DVD ‘REMTV’ box