6 thoughts on “The Dark Origins of R.E.M.’s ‘What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?’

  1. To clarify, Rather performed “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” with REM as a comedy bit on the Letterman show. They were both guests on the same night, and Letterman said that there was a weird thing that happened when REM performed at Madison Square Garden the night before. Then they cut away to Rather singing along with Michael Stipe. You can see the clip here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Huyn9itzIw

    That’s being a pretty good sport, I think.

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