R.E.M. is one of my favorite bands and my first exposure to the band was 1987 when my uncle played me a song called 'Superman'. I was in a Run-DMC phase and was not interested in some weird band called R.E.M. They were 'college rock' and I was of the opinion that college rock was junk. That was the opinion of a thirteen year-old kid, so what the hell did I know. But the song stuck with me and I liked the band a little bit more. It all changed in 1987 when my uncle purchased the R.E.M. album, Document, for my birthday. After that, I was a major fan.
'Superman', our selection today, is actually a cover of a 1960s B-side from The Clique.