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Laughing in Tune: R.E.M. and The Post‐Confessional Lyric

Jeffrey Roessner

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

R.E.M. came to prominence in the early 1980s as the antithesis of nearly every trend in corporate rock music. In contrast to top-forty rock, which was hyper-produced, strident, and awash in ... More


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