On this edition of Audiography, Len Comaratta spoke with Mike Mills, bassist for recently disbanded R.E.M., as he promoted the bands final release, greatest hits compilation Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 19822011. For the first time in the bands history, they’ve put together a collection with music from both their I.R.S. catalog and Warner Brothers catalog. Mining over 30 years of material, the band also included three new songs stemming from their Accelerate and Collapse Into Now sessions, and completed just prior to the bands retirement.
We talk about the new material found on the collection, working with producers Mitch Easter and Joe Boyd during the bands early career, why the band chose I.R.S. records, and what it was like training a three legged dog to walk after drummer Bill Berrys departure in 1997.
01. R.E.M. – “We All Go Back To Where We Belong”
02. R.E.M. – “Pilgrimage”
03. R.E.M. – “Near Wild”
04. R.E.M. – “Heaven”
Audiography Episode 025 Mike Mills (of R.E.M.)
Written and Produced by Len Comaratta
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