02 October 2008

R.E.M With A Little Help From A Friend: "Shiny, Happy People"



Video, R.E.M.'s "Shiny Happy People" (featuring Kate Peirson)

2 comments:

LadyMadeleine said...

Great video... I know not everyone likes this, but I always have.

I had heard there was an ironic meaning behind the song, but not what it was... Who knew? Well, I guess some people did, but not me. I found out it is a statement on Chinese propaganda and the tragic Tienanmen Square incident.

I must be a sucker for Communist propaganda or something, but I like the song at (happy) face value.

Apparently they did a cover of it on Sesame Street called "Happy Furry Monsters"... so they may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

LadyM

Paco Malo said...

I know the darker interpretation, but that is for those who can't let go of the joy Kate and Michael bring to their work here.