The Stories Behind R.E.M.’s ‘Automatic For The People’ Videos

25 Years Of ‘Automatic For The People’

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since this album was released and in my opinion it’s absolutely stood the test of time!

From the awesome ‘Everybody Hearts’ to the more upbeat ‘The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite’ every song is an absolute classic.


Listen to ‘Automatic For The (People 25th Anniversary Edition) on:

SpotifyApple MusiciTunes or Amazon |


Of course the songs were amazing but the videos were just as epic and the team across at UDiscover tell the stories behind the videos and it’s a really fascinating read!

My favourite video of course is ‘Everybody Hurts’ – what’s yours?


If you don’t have a streaming service these are three of the best:

SpotifyApple Music or Amazon |


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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.