July 31 2013
Happy Birthday, Bill Berry! The former R.E.M. drummer turns 55 today. I always thought the most interesting thing about his departure from the seminal alt band was his request to not be "replaced" which he wasn't. R.E.M was always considered a 3 piece from then on out, even though they had consistent tourning drummers after his 1997 retirement.
Pop Song '89 is such a fantastic track, and Motion City Soundtrack does a killer job giving it just enough of a kick in the butt.