FlinterFile: R.E.M.- Losing My Religion

This song started with a mandoline. Peter Buck bought one in 1987 and tried learning to play it. When he listened some of his first attempts, which he had recorded, he heard the riff of the song and thought it would be good to do something with it. And so the song started off. The lyrics, which are about obsession (losing my religion as saying things are going so bad that you could lose your faith) and not about religion, were written by Mike Stipe. The song became a long song (5 minutes) with no chorus, which isn’t very typical for a single – a reason the record compagny didn’t want to release it as such. However, it would become one of their first big hits: number 19 in the UK and number 4 in the US. Enjoy

R.E.M.- Losing My Religion


Posted on December 2, 2017, in 1990-1999, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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