Jun 222011

Athens, Georgia: Birthplace of all your favorite underground bands in the ‘80s. R.E.M., the B-52s, and Neutral Milk Hotel have waved the Athens flag high, but a whole host of B-list bands also called the college town home. One of these is Pylon, a band who even their more-famous brethren assert never got quite the acclaim they deserved. When Rolling Stone named R.E.M. the best band in America in 1987, drummer Bill Berry responded, “We’re not the best rock ‘n’ roll band in America, Pylon are.” Continue reading »