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What did the al­ter­na­tive Amer­i­can spirit look like in 1985? Like this prob­a­bly. Bill Berry, gui­tar in hand, ear­ring dan­gling, cuffs un­done, caught in mid-air by pho­tog­ra­pher Tom Shee­han. A re­minder that the Stars and Stripes wasn’t the prop­erty of Ron­ald Rea­gan and the Repub­li­can party alone.

That year Berry’s band­mates REM were pro­mot­ing their third al­bum, Fables of the Re­con­struc­tion, and were not quite the main­stream propo­si­tion they would be­come af­ter their 1987 al­bum Doc­u­ment. In 1988, 30 years ago, the re­lease of their sixth al­bum Green ce­mented their place as Amer­ica’s most im­por­tant rock band.

Melody Maker pho­tog­ra­pher Shee­han first met the band in 1984 and spent the next two decades tak­ing some of the most iconic im­ages of Michael Stipe, Berry, Pe­ter Buck and Mike Mills. He has now gath­ered his pho­to­graphs to­gether in a new book. Berry would leave REM in 1997 and the oth­ers would con­tinue play­ing to­gether un­til 2011. This is a re­minder of younger days.

REM: Athens, Ge­or­gia – REM in Pho­to­graphs 1984-2005, by Tom Shee­han, £48 & £70 for su­per-deluxe edi­tion. For more de­tails visit the­flood­gallery.com © Tom Shee­han

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