1988-89

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January 1988 – ‘US Election PSA’, USA
notes: Michael Stipe encourages people to vote during the current election


13 October 1988 – Green Warner Presentation
notes: Warner Brother’s ‘Green’ Satellite presentation including words from Lenny Waronker (president of Warner Brothers), with the band sitting on a staircase, & also from George Garrity, with Jefferson Holt, Bertis Downs, Debbie Kilpatrick & Liz Hammond


8 November 1988 – ‘MTV News’, MTV, USA
notes: News item surrounding Michael Stipe & his support for Michaek Dukakis


November 1988 – ‘MTV News’, MTV, USA
notes: News report covering Michael Stipe’s support for Michael Dukakis


 

22 November 1988 – ‘Rockin In The UK’, Super Channel, UK
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe


November 1988 – ‘MTV News’, MTV, USA
notes: News report covering ‘Orange Crush’ hitting number 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, with Michael Stipe interview segments


November 1988 – ‘Tracking’, UK
notes: Short interview clip with Michael ‘Stripe'(!)


24 December 1988 – ‘MTV Week In Rock’, MTV, USA
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe


January 1989 – ‘CNN Entertainment News – Rock Thinks’, CNN, USA
notes: Interview clips with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe, & also short clip of ‘Finest Worksong’ promo video


February 1989 – WEA Music, Australia
notes: Swimming pool interview with Mike Mills in Australia


3 March 1989 – ‘Green World Tour’ Concert Advert
notes: TV advert for the 3 March 1989 show at St Louis Arena, with Robyn Hitchcock supporting


19 March 1989 – ’21 Jump Street’, USA
notes: ‘Stand’ & ‘Orange Crush’ featured as a soundtrack during some scenes in the episode ‘AWOL’


March 1989 – ‘Rockin In The UK’, Super Channel, UK
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe & clips


5 April 1989 – ‘Rapido’, BBC 2, England
notes: Short feature from this TV show


18 April 1989 – Capital Centre, Landover, MD, USA
notes: Pop Song 89 / I Believe / Disturbance At The Heron House / Begin The Begin / Stand / Auctioneer (Another Engine)


22 April 1989 – ‘MTV Week In Rock’, MTV, USA
notes: News feature surrounding the ‘Green World Tour’


30 April 1989 – ‘Inside Music’, USA
notes: News feature with live clips, Michael Stipe interview & promo video clips


April 1989 – ‘MTV News’, UK
notes: News report featuring Michael Stipe interview & live footage


8 May 1989 – ‘Schachtop’, West Germany
set: Stand


14 May 1989 – ‘CV’, NZ TV, New Zealand
notes: Interview with Peter Buck & Michael Stipe


May 1989 – ‘Kippeval’
notes:  Peter Buck interview & clips surrounding release of Green


15 June 1989 – ‘Top of The Pops’, London, England
notes: R.E.M. mime to ‘Orange Crush’


22 June 1989 – ‘Our Common Future’, A&E, Canada
set: You Are The Everything
notes: Recorded live at soundcheck 22 June 1989 Wembley Arena, London


18 July 1989 – ‘VideoMusic’, Milan, Italy
notes: Mike Mills & Michael Stipe interview & clips surrounding release of ‘Green’


12 September 1989 – ‘Green World Tour’ Concert Advert
notes: TV advert for the 12 September 1989 show at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, with Throwing Muses supporting


September 1989 – ‘MTV Post Modern’, MTV, USA
notes: Michael Stipe Co-hosts with Tim Sommer over the course of a week


10 October 1989 – Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
set: Stand / The One I Love / So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) – Red Rain / Turn You Inside-Out / Belong / Sitting Still / Good Advices / Exhuming McCarthy / Be All That You Can Be – Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Wolves, Lower / We Live As We Dream, Alone – World Leader Pretend / These Days / Future 40’s (String Of Pearls) – I Believe / Get Up / Life And How To Live It / It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
encore 1: Pop Song 89 / Cuyahoga / You Are The Everything
encore 2: Harpers / Begin The Begin / With The People – King Of Birds – Letter Never Sent – Bow Song – King Of Birds – With The People / See No Evil
encore 3: Low / Finest Worksong / Perfect Circle / Dark Globe / After Hours – Word Up! – After Hours
notes: David Russell plays conga drums on ‘King Of Birds’
Thanks to Mike Ziegler for allowing us to use this video here


8 November 1989 – MTV News, USA
notes: News feature covering Michael Stipe’s support of Michael Dukakis, and also the ‘Green’ release


11 November 1989 – Macon Coliseum, Macon, GA
set: Stand / The One I Love / So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) / Turn You Inside-Out / Belong / Exhuming McCarthy / Good Advices / Be All That You Can Be – Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Time After Time (Annelise) / These Days / We Live As We Dream, Alone – World Leader Pretend / Future 40’s (String Of Pearls) – I Believe / [The Eleventh Untitled Song] / Get Up / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
encore 1: Pop Song 89 / Fall On Me / You Are The Everything
encore 2: Harpers / Begin The Begin / With The People – King Of Birds – Letter Never Sent – Bow Song / See No Evil
encore 3: Low / Finest Worksong / Perfect Circle / Dark Globe / After Hours – Word Up! – After Hours


12 December 1989  – ‘Roseanne’, ABC, USA
notes: ‘No Talking’ (Se2 Ep12) – R.E.M. ‘Work Tour’ & ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ posters are on the wall at the rear of the scene


Unknown Date 1989 – MTV News, USA
notes: Short news feature covering R.E.M.’s involvement in social change


Unknown Date 1989 – ‘The New Music’, MuchMusic Network, Canada
notes: ‘Oddities In Athens’ – Interviews & promo videos


Unknown Date 1989 – ‘Rockumentary’, MTV, USA
notes: Documentary featuring interviews and clips


Unknown Date 1989 – ‘Talk About The Passion’, MTV, England
notes: Documentary featuring interviews and clips


Unknown Date 1989 – ‘Lighthearted Nation’, USA
notes: Excerpt from the Jim Mackay directed/Michael Stipe produced documentary surrounding the Duplex Nursing Home in Massachusetts, where Michael Stipe reads the Ernest Noyes Brookings poem ‘Salt & Pepper’


Unknown Date 1989 – ‘A Time For Action’, USA
notes: The American Legion, Vietnam feature with ‘Orange Crush’ used as a soundtrack


Unknown Date 1989 – ‘Greenpeace’
notes: Promo video using ‘It’s The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’ as the soundtrack over the feature


Unknown Date 1989 – ‘Stand’
notes: Video of school children & teachers dancing along to ‘Stand’


Unknown Date 1989 – ‘Wise Guy’ TV Show, USA
notes: R.E.M. mention


Unknown Date 1989 – ‘Remote Control’, Matrix Studios, Manhattan, New York, USA
notes: ‘Pop Song 89’ is featured during the ‘Sing Along with Colin’ round