Friday, August 14, 2009

R.E.M. - Dark Globe


Many moons ago, about 5 or 6 lifetimes ago i used to date a little lady who loved this here band R.E.M. - Me, not so much but Syd Barrett on the other hand is a whole other story. Anyway, this little lady also read little lady magazines and this here little flexi-disk came out of one called "Sassy"... yeah i own a record that came out of Sassy magazine so what... Im sure at the time Sassy must have sold a billion copies of the mag because of this selling point, i guess REM were huge back then but who knows how many of these little plastic flexi's exist now? I wonder how long these things will last? This one is starting to sound a bit fuzzy and almost makes it sound like an old 78... anyway, there is no need to say anything about R.E.M. - personnaly i don't care much about them and what can the little old devil add about the the madcap himself Syd? Just check this odd cover of Syd's Dark Globe as done by Mikey Stipe....

R.E.M. - Dark Globe

7 comments:

Planet Mondo said...

Never been a fab of the REMs but that could swing it..

Hey DD it's my second year of blogging tomorrow, I've made a mix to celebrate why not come on over and grab a slice..

Guy M. said...

Sassy was a cool mag
(for gilrs)

Anonymous said...

EvaTone the manufacture her in america stopped making flexi discs about 9 years ago...mk

Anonymous said...

I think I still have this disc too. "Sassy" would have sold more to men if they had changed the name of the mag to "Tits 'n Sass". And of course they would have had to add a "stylish centerfold" in the middle of each edition, somebody taking it off (stylishly of course!).
I was not a big fan of REM either. They put me to sleep. Dead Milkmen were more my speed.

Anonymous said...

Some years back, there was a book about the history of Sassy...according to that mag's editor, she went down to Tower Records and noticed a whole bunch of Sassy mags in a nearby trash can...with the R.E.M. flexis torn out.

delrie said...

FYI (news flash):

The latest copy of MOJO (March, 2010) has a CD with covers of Syd Barrett's "The Madcap Laughs Again." One of these covers is R.E.M.'s cover of "Dark Globe."

cocolicquot said...

I have my own Sassy insert, super rare REM cover of Dark Globe story. Epitome of cool.