R.E.M. was the quintessential American indie outfit until around 1988, at which point the band signed to Warner Bros., dove into the mainstream and stayed there, quite profitably. Crucial to the band's mass success was its omnipresence on MTV, as decisively central to its generation as YouTube is to today's. R.E.M. was one of those bands with a visual sophistication that matched its musical one; the guys from Athens were a hand-in-glove fit for... More >>>