Quotable: Dave Eggers on R.E.M. By Jason Diamond On September 22, 2011 · Add Comment · In Lit., music “for the first four albums, you couldn’t understand much of what Michael Stipe was saying.” – Dave Eggers discusses the iconic (and now broken up) R.E.M. at Salon. Dean Wareham, Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, and Bob Mould also share their thoughts. Tagged with → Dave Eggers • Michael Stipe • R.E.M.