In this EP, I will share one of the most unusual records and probably the rarest LP I ever found digging. I pulled this out of a $3 bin a few years back, with little knowledge as to what is was.
The REM concert was officially released and band-sanctioned, promotional-only radio show known as “NBC The Source Broadcast.” Professionally recorded live by NBC Radio Young Adult Network at Seattle’s Music Hall on June 27, 1984, it was subsequently pressed onto a double-LP set and distributed to a select handful of American radio stations for broadcast on the weekend of July 20-22, 1984 as part of the syndicated show “The Source.”
I play a few tracks and tell the story of the record.
You can find more at:
- Broadcast Pioneers
- Pink Floyd Archives
- The Stranger – Historic Riders REM 1984
- Discogs: REM – The Source
- Discogs – The Source