Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – Athens, GA (04/10/81)

REM - Georgia Peaches - RIPE

Released as “Georgia Peaches” rather than R.E.M.
Transfered from vinyl.
Label: Cycler Records
Athens, Georgia
April 10, 1981

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Just like the other REM bootleg this one doesn’t seem to have all the tracks of the actual bootleg.

A1 Rave On *
A2 Burning Down*
A3 A Girl Like You
A4 Get On Their Way8
A5 There She Goes Again*
A6 Pretty Persuasion*
B1 Body Count*
B2 Different Girl*
B3 Action *
B4 Narrator
B5 Hey Hey Nadine
B6 Baby I
B7 Permanent Vacation*
C1 Radio Free Europe*
C2 Sitting Still *
C3 Dangerous Times
C4 All The Right Friends *
C5 Shaking Through *
C6 Little Girl *
C7 (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville*
D1 Windout *
D2 Gardening At Night*
D3 Wait
D4 Scheherazade
D5 Lisa Says
D6 Mystery To Me
D7 White Tornado*

Not Included

A5 mislabeled “There She Goes”.
B4 mislabeled “Narration”.
B5 mislabeled “Pretty Girl”.
C4 mislabeled “I Don’t Want You Anymore”.
C5 mislabeled “Shakin’ Through”.
D4 mislabeled “Sheherazade”
D7 mislabeled “Tornado”.

Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – Bochum, West Germany (10/02/85)

rem rockpalast 1985

2 October 1985
Zeche, Bochum, West Germany

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Feeling Gravitys Pull
Sitting Still
Maps And Legends *
Fall On Me *
Green Grow The Rushes
Driver 8
So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Can’t Get There From Here
King Of The Road *
7 Chinese Bros. *
Auctioneer (Another Engine)
Old Man Kensey
Little America
Pretty Persuasion

encore 1:
Theme From Two Steps Onward*
Toys In The Attic *
See No Evil *
Second Guessing*

encore 2:
Riders In The Sky*
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
We Walk
Falling In Love Again*
Behind Closed Doors *
Paint It, Black *

*Not included

notes: This show was recorded for the German TV show ‘Rockpalast’ for WDR and it’s well worth finding a copy of it to see Stipe’s blonde hair, some great cover songs and the hilarious moment when Stipe goes out into the crowd during ‘We Walk’ and pats a big bearded guy on the head.

Notes from Mat: Awhile back somebody gave me a bunch of old REM shows. Unfortunately they mostly didn’t include any text files or other information other than show dates. Also they tend to be low bit rates. I’m not 100% positive I have the correct date on this one as all info I found online lists a bunch of songs that aren’t included in my download. However I am definitely in the camp of any REM is good REM so I’m happy to share.

Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – These Days

REM - These Days 1985

Why Not Records
Date :1992
Recorded live during 1985 “Reconstruction II” tour.

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1 Moral Kiosk
2 Letter Never Sent
3 Laughing
4 Maps And Legends
5 Driver 8
6 Fall On Me
7 Can’t Get There From Here
8 Seven Chinese Brothers
9 West Of The Fields
10 Auctioneer (Another Engine)
11 Old Man Kensey
12 Gardening At Night
13 Radio Free Europe
14 We Walk
15 Pretty Persuasion
16 See No Evil
17 Theme From Two Steps Onward
18 These Days
19 Bad Day
20 I Believe

Bass – Mike Mills
Drums – Bill Berry (2)
Guitar – Peter Buck
Lead Vocals – Michael Stipe
Written-by [All Tracks By] – Berry*, Stipe*, Mills*, Buck*

Recorded live during 1985 “Reconstruction II” Tour
(Hammersmith Palais, London, England on October 29, 1985 – 2nd show; tracks 17-20 are 1986 demos)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – Down South

R.E.M. Goin South

Down South
Source Soundboard [Via Vinyl Rip “Down South”]
Recorded Live 1981-1982

Download: FLAC/MP3

Track List:-

01 – White Tornado
02 – Shaking Through
03 – [Donít Go Back To] Rockville
04 – Gardening At Night
05 – Sitting Still
06 – Burning Down
07 – Chained To The Wall
08 – Ages Of You
09 – Get On Their Way [AKA What If We Give It Away?]
10 – There She Goes Again
11 – Laughing
12 – Just A Touch
13 – Radio Free Europe


Vinyl > Systemdek IIX Turntable > Systemdek Arm > Linn K9 Cartridge > Audiolab 8000A Amp Line Out >
Audacity [Track Splitting] > WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 Click & Crackle Removal >
Fairstars Audio Converter Wav To FLAC Conversion [Level 8]

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – "Poets of the Wheat"


Miami 29th April 1989 + Orlando 30th April 1989
Pre-FM stereo
Poets of the Wheat 2CD > WAV > Click Repair [as the 1989 concert tracks on this CD are clearly vinyl sourced – from a radio LP I believe] > TLH > FLAC
[different source to Kiss The Stone CD torrented elsewhere on Zomb – see description below]

Download FLAC/MP3: Mediafire

01 Pop Song 89
02 Exhuming McCarthy
03 Welcome To The Occupation
04 Disturbance At The Heron House
05 Turn You Inside Out
06 Orange Crush
07 Feeling Gravity’s Pull
08 Swan Swan H
09 Begin The Begin
10 Pretty Persuasion
11 I Believe
12 King Of Birds
13 Crazy
14 Finest Worksong
15 You Are The Everything
16 Academy Fight Song
17 Stand
18 Perfect Circle
19 Get Up
20 It’s The End Of The World

Notes from original uploader:

I understand the tracks are a mixture recorded recorded on April 30th 1989 in Orlando and April 29th 1989 in Miami.

I originally bought this show on a bootleg CD back in the day, and then sold the single CD version of this show on comparing to the Poets of the Wheat 2CD sourced version here.

This was because the Poets of the Wheat version here has a nice clear sound. It is a little trebley but feels less ‘claustrophobic’ (for lack of a better description) than other versions I heard/had.

I believe it is sourced from a radio station LP ultimately, rather than a radio station CD – and there were differences in the sound of these quite often. There is the slightest wow and flutter but it’s a great involving listen I feel.

I used de click to deal with mild vinyl clicks on a low setting…Michael Stipe’s voice and the grinding guitars mean this was necessary. The entire results were carefully checked, using Sennheiser headphones.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – London, England (09/15/04)


St. James Church, Piccadilly
London, England
September 15th 2004

Download: FLAC/MP3

Setlist: (running time ca. 55 Min.)
01. So Fast, So Numb
02. Boy In The Well
03. I Wanted To Be Wrong
04. E-BowThe Letter
05. Around The Sun
06. Aftermath
07. Losing My Religion
08. Walk Unafraid
09. Leaving New York
10. Imitation Of Life
11. Man On The Moon

Michael Stipe – vocals
Peter Buck – guitars
Mike Mills – bass, keyboards
Scott McCaughey – guitars, keyboards
Ken Stringfellow – guitars, keyboards
Bill Riefin – drums

From the original uploader
This was broadcast by NDR2 (german broadcast station) a few weeks ago and i got it thru analog satellite radio broadcast.
The original recording is from the BBC.

On PC-side i used Magix cleaning lab 2003 to record this. I connected the pc on the output from the tape-recorder.
On the Input-side was my hifi-receiver which was connected to the sat-receiver.

Lineage: analog satellite radio broadcast –> Magix Cleaning Lab2003 –> waves –> FLACs (SBE Level8) –> you

I tried to do some remastering on it (maybe, i made ten different versions about this; with burning on CDR-RW),
but at least i decided to do nothing with this recording.
Everything i did, it wasn’t better then the original broadcast.
So, here it is!!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – Cassette Tape Demos

rem - Cassette-Set---Tape-Front

Cassette Set
April 15/16/23, 1981 (recording/mixing)
April/May 1981 (assemblage/packaging)

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 Sitting Still (fast “Polka” version, snippet)
02 Sitting Still
03 Radio Free Europe
04 White Tornado
05 White Tornado (take 2, aborted)
06 Radio Free Europe (Radio Dub)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – Murmur: Rough Mixes and Demos

REM Murmur

Murmur: Rough Mixes and Demos

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: ANA(x)>DAT(x)>WAV [48kHz/16bit]>WAV [44.1kHz/16bit]>Flac
Transfer: Tascam DA-20 MKII>PreSonus FireStudio Project>Adobe Audition 3.0
Transferred By: Mike Ziegler
Dat tape courtesy of JEMS archives

01. Catapult (Stephen Hague Vers. 1)
02. Pilgrimage (Mitch Easter Vers. 1)

1983-02-16 (rough mixes w/Mitch Easter)
03. Pilgrimage (vers. 2)
04. Catapult
05. Perfect Circle
06. 9-9
07. West Of The Fields

Live In Studio
08. Band Talking
09. That Beat
10. Pretty Persuasion – omitted due to being officially released
11. All The Right Friends
12. Tighten Up – omitted due to being officially released
13. There She Goes Again
14. Moon River – omitted due to being officially released

Murmur basic & rough mixes
15. Talk About The Passion
16. West Of The Fields
17. Moral Kiosk
18. Sitting Still
19. Ages Of You
20. Perfect Circle
21. We Walk
22. 9-9
23. Shaking Through
24. Romance
25. Laughing (cuts out)

Various studio outtakes and demos recorded in conjunction with the Murmur album. Dates when given and info taken verbatim from the dat case j-card. This stuff should all be previously circulated but may or may not be an upgrade in sound quality to existing circulating copies. Officially released material has been omitted from this shared fileset. The tracks omitted to the best of our knowledge are bonus tracks on a reissue of the album Reckoning. This should also run at close to if not the correct speed. The tape source was all over the place as far speed goes. Each track had to be done individually.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: R.E.M. – Time of Outtakes

rem time of outtakes

Download FLAC: Part I, Part II, Part III

Download MP3@320kps: Mediafire

“Time of Outtakes”

Recorded: Bearsville
Studios/New York – Winter 1990
My Silver -> WAV (EAC Secure Mode) -> Flac (Level 6)

Total Time: 72:15


01 Half A World Away
02 Night Swim
03 Fretless
04 Instrumental
05 Texarkana
06 It’s A Free World Baby
07 Low
08 Endgame
09 Radio Song (Soft)
10 Country Feedback
11 Losing My Religion
12 Speed Metal
13 Kerouac No. 4
14 Near Wild Heaven
15 Shiny Happy People
16 Belong
17 Radio Song (Hard)
18 Me In Honey

Bootleg Bonanza: Various Artists – Another Point of VU, Vol. 3

Velvet Underground Covers
Another point of VU Vol. 3
Various Artists

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Vol 3:
01. Jesus (instrumental)Peter Mulvey & David Goodrich – April 17, 2003 Rams Head Onstage Annapolis MD (VG aud.)
02. All Tomorrow’s Parties – the Black Angels – 2006-11-18 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater(VG aud.)
03. Femme fatale -Everything But the Girl – Tin Angel Philadelphia August 30, 1994 (G aud.)
04.Venus in Furs – The Creatures (Feat. Siouxsie Sioux) – Cabaret Metro Chicago – 07 29 1998 (VG aud.)
05. Sunday Morning – Weeping Willows – Mejeriet 2002-03-07 – FM
06. Here She Comes Now – Yo La Tengo – The Granada Theater, Dallas, Texas April 8, 2007 (aud.)
07. Hafdis Huld – Who Loves the Sun – White Session, Studio 106, Maison de Radio France, Paris (FM)
08. There She Goes Again – REM – From Peter Buck Tapes #1 – from Various Gigs in Tyrone Athens GA 81
09. Sweet Jane – Rank And File – The Blue Note Boulder, CO December 2, 1985 (sbd?)
10. Waiting for My Man – David Bowie – Sport Paleis Ahoy, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) May 13, 1976 ( SBD )
11. Beginning to See the Light – The Triffids – Shaw Theatre London BBC Radio 1 Broadcast April 1989 (FM)
12. Foggy Notion- Alejandro Escovedo – Blue Cafe Long Beach July 18 2001 (aud.)
13. Train Round a Bend – The True Believers – 2002-04-03 the Continental Club Austin,Tx (sbd)
14. Femme Fatale – The Slits – Dingwalls, Camden Town, London – 13 May 1977 (sbd?)
15. Sweet Jane -Jim Carroll Band – Paradise Theatre, Boston Dec. 1, 1980 WBCN-FM broadcast
16. Sister Ray – The Lemonheads – 02/06/2007 New Orleans, LA @ The Parish @ House of Blues (Aud.)