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Happy Birthday Micheal Stipe : R.E.M. Cover

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Today Michael Stipe celebrates his 52nd birthday.  We thought we'd celebrate with a R.E.M. cover.  There is no doubt that one of the biggest music news stores of 2011, was the break up of R.E.M.  It's not such a surprise that a band that  formed in 1980 would break up on 2011, but they had never taken a break, so it was a hard pill to swallow.

The Decemberist gave us a a few great R.E.M. covers in the past few years.  My personal favorite was their version of Cuyahoga.

 

 

Here is the original from R.E.M.