Stephen Colbert is airing a 3 part interview series with Jack White this week, and White declared this 1968 single his favorite of Seger's work. I'm not too surprised that White would choose this song over 'Like A Rock' or Old Time Rock And Roll'. Anyway, this anti-war single was not much of a hit outside of Motor City and it's also my favorite Seger tune.
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A rarity: Stephen Colbert featured a musical act as guests on his Comedy Central show last night. And he picked one of the best: Portland's The Decemberists, who specialize in a traditional folk sound served up fresh, with original songs. Their lyrics and melodies, as fans know, are brilliant and enchanting.
They performed "The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid", from their new album, The Hazards of Love.
Big day for rock'n'roll tomorrow when REM releases their new album, Accelerate, their 14th! It's also probably their best since Bush stole the election in Florida. An old friend of mine, Michael Goldberg, has an interview he just posted with Michael Stipe up at MOG. But let me suggest that you listen to the single first, "Supernatural Superserious." You'll be able to catch them live with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday. They played the Royal Albert Hall in London last week but their actual tour kicks off on the West Coast in late May. North American and European tour dates are here.
The album is so good that we just had to jump the gun and give you another song to listen to. This one is "Horse to Water" and we think it should be the follow-up single.
Tonight we have a little contest for REM fans. REM gave us 5 special edition CD/DVD packages to give away tonight. Each has a 64 page booklet and the 48 minute behind-the-scenes film by Vincent Moon (which includes pieces of performances from various songs). There are also two non-LP B-sides: “Red Head Walking” and "Airliner." Just drop us a paragraph and tell us which is the best REM song ever-- and why. Send your answer to email@example.com.