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Music scene vets look back at pre-R.E.M. days (OnlineAthens)

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#1 Driver Nate

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:05 AM

Props to Paul Butchart (The Side Effects) who posted this on the R.E.M. Fans United page on Facebook. To read the article, click here.
"We were listening to the UNC radio (station) there and they were playing an R.E.M. song. I like R.E.M. fine, but at the end of it, the DJ says, 'Ya that was R.E.M., the sound of the new South'. I looked at my roommate and we said, Gawd, if that's the sound of the new South, I preferred it when it was on the skids. That's how we got the name."
- Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids
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