Sunday, May 13, 2012

Automatic Baby

Read someone on the internets today make the incredibly stupid statement that this version of "One," by the one-off supergroup Automatic Baby (consisting of R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe on vocals and Mike Mills on guitar and U2's Adam Clayton on bass and Larry Mullen on percussion) is actually superior to any actual U2 version.

And then I relistened. And...huh.


I like Bono. I love U2. But Stipe's more modest voice does actually seem to reach into the heart of the song a bit better than Bono's bigger and bolder delivery. And Mills' backing vocals are just perfect.


1 comment:

  1. REM has a lot of weaponry at their disposal, so not enough attention is paid to Mike Mills vocal contributions.