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5 O' Clock Shadow 1-7-13: Wall of Death

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Happy belated birthday to Michael Stipe, who always looks happy to be photographed. Worth mentioning, he's not in a band presently, what with the dissolving of R.E.M. last year. Someone should find some work for him.

We dig into the archives for this one from Richard and Linda Thompson, "Wall of Death." Wall of death is really as cool as it sounds, because it references one of the great spectalces of modern life: racing a motorcycle on a wall.  Great original, but one could argue R.E.M. really makes this one their own.