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Toadcast #193 - The Remcast

Toadcast #193 - The Remcast

Playing tracks by

Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, Burning Yellows, R.E.M., The Twilight Sad, Niwel Tsumbu and more.

Please note that this is called the Remmcast, rather than the Arriyemcast, for little better reason than that it sounds better.

R.E.M. split up this week, which is sort of like the death of an elderly relative: you know it's sad, and you mourn the loss, but they hadn't been themselves for a while, everyone knew it was probably coming, and maybe it's for the best after all.

Due to not really wanting to pontificate too much, I haven't really produced what could be in any way described as a 'career retrospective' or anything, nor have I really gone into much about their contemporaries or influences nor indeed the enduring influence they themselves have had. Nope, I have simply recorded a podcast as per usual, but with three R.E.M. songs in it because they were fucking brilliant.