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Scope and Content Note: The Underground sound collection was donated by Robbie Collins who ran Underground Sound Recording Studio and recorded Athens, Georgia bands. Included in his donation are recordings of: R.E.M., Love Tractor, Vic Varney, and Go Van Go. The recordings are from 1987-1992 on 1/2" and 1/4" open reel.
Biographical Note: The music of Athens, Georgia, includes a wide variety of popular music and was an important part of the early evolution of alternative rock and New Wave. The city is well known as the home of chart-topping bands like R.E.M. and The B-52s, and several long-time indie rock groups. Athens hosts the Athens Symphony Orchestra and other music institutions, as well as prominent local music media, such as the college radio station WUOG. Much of the modern Athens music scene is based around students from the large University of Georgia campus in the city.
Extent: 18 audioreels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, stereo ; 1/4 in.;47 audioreels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, stereo ; 1/2 in.;2 sound cassettes (DAT) : digital;1 sound disc : analog, mono. ; 12 in.
Genre: Music;Documentaries and factual works;Educational/cultural works
Subject Headings: R.E.M. (Musical group);Love Tractor (Musical group);Go Van Go (Musical group);Varney, Vic;Rock music--Georgia--Athens--1981-;Sound studios--Georgia--Athens;Sound recordings--Georgia--Athens;Music.
Cite Collection As: Underground sound collection, 1987-1992. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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