Automatic: Liner Notes from R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People by Matthue Roth
Approx. 15,980 words.
Published on September 22, 2011.
R.E.M. released the album "Automatic for the People" in 1992. I was 14. I was about to fall in love. My best friend was about to fall into a coma. I hadn't learned how to play air guitar yet, but I was about to. And every song on that album was screaming my name.