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REM: The Home Guard

Andy Gill, Q, April 1991

If R.E.M. appear to walk the street of Athens, Georgia, as if they owned the place – well, that's because they do. Now, as the Gulf War divides their home town down the middle, the band are taking their role as public-spirited citizens more seriously than ever. And not without opposition: "Satanic is a word that's been used," they tell Andy Gill.

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