unreleased REM songs

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I posted this a while ago & didnt get any answers... can anybody help me out here? Has anybody heard the songs "Skank" or "Night Swim"? Skank is an early demo, & i have no idea what Night Swim is. DOes anybody have any info on where these tracks came from, if they've appeared anywhere before, etc? Thanks :)

-- Eddie Yo (Mr_BRETT@angelfire.com), June 28, 2000


Hey Eddie, Thanks to you, I found Skank, and other unrelesed songs on Napster. I can send them to you if you want. But I can't give you any info on them, Sorry So long,

-- Thomas Tefcke Pedersen (tomtp_tefcke@hotmail.com), June 29, 2000.

"Skank" was an encore REM played around 1981 and stayed in their set for a few years. Some versions consisted solely of the repeated phrase "the opposite pf plethora is dearth". "Night Swim" is a demo track that was scrapped in the studio, but later was rewritten into "Nightswimming".

-- Heather (hbags@dol.net), June 29, 2000.

Thanks guys, that helped out... actually, the reason i was asking was because i had the songs already & wanted to know what they were, but thanks for the offer. And thank you Heather for knowing the answer :) ciao

-- Eddie Yo (Mr_BRETT@angelfire.com), July 01, 2000.

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