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R.E.M.: Touched! Chuffed! Etc!

Mat Snow, Q, January 1992

For R.E.M., 1991 will always be the year in which a low-key LP brought them high-profile success, the year a tiny tour won them a huge number of hearts and the year they won Best Album and Best Act In The World Today at the Q Awards. Oh, and also the year they took to wearing chamber pots on their heads. "It was an in-joke," they tell Mat Snow.

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