I was working in LA with the features editor of Sounds at the time, on an A&M records artist (Bryan Adams) when were asked to fly to Hartford to cover one of Miles Copeland's new acts supporting the... read more Police. The young band were a bit bemused by the size of the gig and the international interest. REM (Peter Buck, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Bill Berry) were real nice guys and I had fun with the bass player and drummer particularly. My journo was felling very ill as he had run out of his "medication" so I was carrying some dead weight and the return trip was going to be tough! Oh I think this was the first British shoot and interview with the young REM.