R.E.M. (featuring Neil Young) – Country Feedback

Every year since 1986 Neil Young and his wife, Pegi have organized the Bridge School Benefit Concert.  It is an annual, all acoustic, non-profit charity event held every October in Mountain View, California. All proceeds directly benefit the operations of The Bridge School, which is a school that helps children with severe speech and physical impairments.  Every year Neil invites a number of artists to perform at the concert and most follow the acoustic format.  In 1998 R.E.M. was on the stage and Neil accompanied them on the song Country Feedback, which he states is his favourite R.E.M. song.  The fall of 2011 was the 25th anniversary of this event and they released an album of some of the best performances and “Country Feedback” was on that album.  In my mind it is the best of all of the songs on the album and it is also the song of the week…enjoy.  Here is the original version so you can judge which one is better.

Also check out these songs from the album.

Sarah McLachlan – Elsewhere (I cannot find this one on YouTube so go to itunes and look it up)

Thom Yorke – After the Gold Rush

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