Billy Bragg shares R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe cowl of ‘One other Woman One other Planet’


Billy Bragg has shared an outdated video of R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe masking The Solely Ones’ ‘One other Woman One other Planet’ – test it out under.

Importing the video to his YouTube channel, Bragg wrote: “Love this clip of Michael Stipe, Natalie Service provider, Wiggy and myself taking part in ‘One other Woman One other Planet’ backed by Sid Griffin and the Cole Porters.”

The musician went on to say the efficiency occurred throughout a present in June 1990 at Olomouc’s summer season cinema. The musicians had been touring Czechoslovakia across the nation’s first free elections in many years following the Velvet Revolution.

On Twitter, Bragg then shared an article about how he and Stipe ended up touring Czechoslovakia.

“It was very un-rock’n’roll,” mentioned Bragg. “Me and Stipey shared a room, which neither of us ever did on tour. However we form of needed to work out learn how to share the house, you already know. I had by no means been to Czechoslovakia, so I used to be additionally in that form of studying house. Every part was new to me about Czechoslovakia.

“It was a really particular time for all of us. And we frequently discuss it once we get collectively, that that journey was one thing particular, that we realised that actual change was occurring. You don’t usually get the privilege of being current when one thing like that’s occurring, when a persons are invigorated by change,” he added.

Earlier this yr, Bragg introduced particulars of a brand new field set to mark his 4 many years in music known as ‘The Roaring Forty’.

In accordance with a press launch, the 300-song CD field set is made up of Bragg’s 12 studio albums so far in addition to a bunch of non-album singles and B-sides, session tracks, uncommon reside recordings, collaborations and beforehand unreleased materials from the previous 40 years.

In the meantime, final yr, Stipe confirmed that he was engaged on his first solo album, which ought to come collectively in some unspecified time in the future this yr. 

“I’m collaborating with a bunch of various musicians and every of these songs, if I get my method, which I feel I’ll as a result of I’m paying for it, shall be very completely different,” he defined.

“I’ve no administration. I’ve no label. For the primary time in my grownup life, I don’t have a contract with anybody besides myself. So I get to do no matter I would like.”


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