Peter Buck Remembers the Time R.E.M. Crushed The Verve in Concert

While indie rock pioneers R.E.M. might have the reputation of being the kinder, gentler rock band, guitarist Peter Buck has revealed a story where the group made a point of baring its teeth and flexing some considerable rock star muscle.

The story came out during an interview with Portland’s Willamette Weekly, with Buck detailing a show where R.E.M. had to suffer the indignity of playing before psychedelic Brit-pop rockers The Verve, best known for the late-’90s single, “Bittersweet Symphony.”

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“We opened for The Verve, and we left those guys with their tail between their legs,” Buck said. “We didn’t open for them, we got paid more, but we went on before them.

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