Thursday, November 24, 2011

Prick Tunes: R.E.M. "Pilgrimage" and "Begin the Begin"

Happy Fucking Turkey Day.

In honor of Thanksgiving, here are two songs from the recent disbanded R.E.M. that are very loosely tied to Thanksgiving in that one had "pilgrim" in its title and the other contains the lyric "Myles Standish proud" in it.
Standish, dandy man, killer of Indigenous North Americans
That's all I got.


Begin the Begin:

(Neither of these songs had particularly good videos that didn't just have the album image, so unfortunately that's what you get.)

What the hell. Here's a little Artie Shaw for you, having popularized the original Cole Porter tune with this swing band arrangement.

Begin the Beguine:

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