When I was coming of age musically, REM was hands-down my first love. I well recall listening to their LPs on my record player, memorizing lyrics, and simply devouring everything that REM had to offer. A member of the REM fan club for years, the annual Holiday Package was something I eagerly awaited every year in late November / December.
First loves come and go, and I confess I don't play their music as often as I once did. I'm not sure when it happened exactly, but the torch I carried for them was handed off to another. That said, think I'll dust off my LPs tonight and give them a spin.