World Cafe Playlist for 05/09/2024

Michael Stipe from R.E.M. joins host Raina Douris

R.E.M. is everywhere in Athens, Georgia. They played at the 40-Watt Club, had their music spun on the University of Georgia’s radio station WUOG, and named their album, Automatic for the People, after a local cafe’s sign, all while inspiring whole generations of Athens musicians in their wake. For our Sense of Place: Athens series, we’re revisiting our 2022 conversation with R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
B-52’s “Rock Lobster” The B-52’s
R.E.M. “Departure” New Adventures in Hi-Fi
R.E.M. “Leave (Original)” New Adventures in Hi-Fi
R.E.M. “Leave (Alternate Version)” New Adventures in Hi-Fi
R.E.M. “Electrolite” New Adventures in Hi-Fi
R.E.M. “E-Bow The Letter” New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Michael Stipe “Drive to the Ocean” Single
Matthew Sweet “Girlfriend” Girlfriend
Widespread Panic “Hope In A Hopeless World” Bombs & Butterflies
Drive-By Truckers “Carl Perkins’ Cadillac” The Dirty South

Hour Two
Radiohead “Fake Plastic Trees” The Bends
Yannis & The Yaw “Walk Through Fire (feat. Tony Allen)” Lagos Paris London (feat. Tony Allen)
Bob Marley & The Wailers “Lively Up Yourself” Natty Dread
Brittany Howard “What Now” What Now
Hozier “Too Sweet” Unreal Unearth: Unheard
The War On Drugs “Under the Pressure” Live at the World Cafe
Anderson East “Satisfy Me” Live at the World Cafe
Grace Cummings “On and On” Ramona
The Velvet Underground “Who Loves The Sun” Loaded
Lo Moon “Water” I Wish You Way More Than Luck
INXS “Original Sin” The Swing
Sleater-Kinney “Say It Like You Mean It” Little Rope
Talking Heads “Pulled Up” Talking Heads ’77