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    R.E.M., Love Tractor 1980 Tyrone's Athens Concert Handbill with Shelflife Promo. Two early 1980s items from Athens-based bands. As a great stop-gap for touring bands heading along the East Coast, Athens had a healthy local rock scene. The B-52's formed there in 1976, and R.E.M. would make the college town a known spot as they slowly ascended into legend status.

    Little is known about this mid-week show in August in 1980, with R.E.M. and Love Tractor. Playing Tyrone's, one of the band's favorite spots to play until it burned down in early 1982. The combo honed their chops after forming earlier in 1980. A prolific band from the start (and who logged in many hours on a stage before putting material to tape), R.E.M. would gain major traction only a few years later with the release of their debut LP, Murmur.

    This handbill measures 8 ½" x 11". In Very Good Plus condition with creasing in the upper left corner.

    Lot also comes with a promo for fellow Athens band, shelflife, and their 1983 single, "It's Snowing Outside"/"Violence On 'M' Street." Very scant information is available worldwide about shelflife, but they were around in the early 1980s with R.E.M. Flyer measures approx. 7" x 14". In Very Good condition with toning throughout. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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