Ba Ba Ba Ba-Ba Ba Ba Ba

When listening to today’s track, try to ignore that this cover version of an old Troggs record was purportedly the inspiration for Wet Wet Wet releasing a bloody horrible version themselves in 1994, which stayed at #1 in the UK charts for 15 weeks until the band finally put us out of our misery by deleting the record from sale.

Instead, think about what a different band R.E.M. would have been if Mike Mills had sung lead vocals more often (I can only think of two others where he does: Near Wild Heaven and Texarkana, both from Out of Time). And then realise why that is, when Michael Stipe’s backing vocals really swoop in towards the end of this:

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R.E.M. – Love Is All Around

More soon.

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9 thoughts on “Ba Ba Ba Ba-Ba Ba Ba Ba”

      1. Well, if Wikipedia is to be believed it was written in 1980. We’re all allowed to momentarily forget songs that are (incredibly) cracking on towards 40 years old…

  1. Rockville was indeed written by Mike Mills back in 1980, though Stipe always sung it until late in the band’s career. I have a cracking version coming up in my R.E.M. series in a couple weeks time. Stay tuned…

    Mills did sing Superman though, and a number of tracks on fan club singles etc.

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