• One

    26 Jun 2006, 18:55 by dusted21

    McCULLOUGH's MP3 OF THE WEEK 018: 06.26.2006

    Title: One
    Artist: Automatic Baby
    Year: 1993
    Download it here: http://dusted21.blogspot.com/2006/06/whoop-there-it-was.html

    This week's mp3 comes from a simpler time. A time when MTV used to have decent programming on it instead of shows where Xibit pimps yr ride and monosyllabic teenagers sit around and look pretty in orange county. The official name of the band performing this song was "Automatic Baby", culled from the latest album titles of its members, Michael Stipe and Mike Mills of R.E.M. and Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton of U2.

    Their performance of U2's "One" comes from Bill Clinton Inaugural Ball Ceremony, broadcast on MTV in 1993 (!). I've always tended to think that Michael Stipe had a better voice than Bono Vox (slightly), and this is back when both these bands weren't confounded me by going completely astray from where they started musically. It pains me to say I haven't bought a record by R.E.M. …