R.E.M. - Gardening At Night (acoustic)
I’m old school, but Chronic Town is my favorite R.E.M record, as raw as it might be. So taking that rawness, here is a quasi-demo version of Chronic Town’s Gardening At Night.
“We were driving at night after a show (I don’t remember where), and I was at the wheel of our old car, with a rental trailer in tow. One of my three passengers aimed a directive at me. Rather than inform me of his desire to evacuate his bladder, he instead suggested that I pull over so that he might engage in the task of roadside ‘night gardening.’ To four guys in their early twenties this was a glaring catalyst for a new song.”