8 thoughts on “ Whats The Frequency, Kenneth? - R.E.M. - Whats The Frequency, Kenneth? (CD) ”

  1. This is the first in a series of CD singles featuring songs recorded live in Athens, GA for Greenpeace. Tracks 2, 3 & 4 recorded live November 19, , in Athens, GA for Greenpeace. Original version of 'What's The Frequency, Kenneth?' taken from the forthcoming album ' Monster '. ℗ R.E.M./Athens, Ltd/5(42).
  2. Back Cover: Track 1 from the Warner Bros. album Monster. Available on vinyl, cassette and compact disc (1/4/ and ). Tracks 2 to 4 recorded live November 19, in Athens, Georgia for Greenpeace Original versions available on the Warner Bros. album Automatic For The People (1/4/ and ). ©, Night Garden Music4/5(20).
  3. This song is about an incident that took place on October 4, , when the CBS news anchor Dan Rather was attacked on a New York City sidewalk by a crazed man yelling "Kenneth, what is the frequency." The man turned out to be William Tager, who was caught after he killed a stagehand outside of the Today show studios on August 31,
  4. Sep 05,  · “What’s the Frequency Kenneth?” is an alternative rock hit by R.E.M. Released on September 5, , it was the first single from the band’s ninth .
  5. " What's the Frequency, Kenneth? " is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M. from their album Monster. The song's title refers to an incident in New York City in , when two then-unknown assailants attacked journalist Dan Rather, while repeating "Kenneth, what is the frequency?".
  6. "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh I was brain-dead, locked out, numb, not up to speed I thought I'd pegged you an idiot's dream Tunnel vision from the outsider's screen I never understood the frequency, uh-huh You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh I'd studied your cartoons, radio, music, TV, movies.
  7. The attack inspired the R.E.M. hit "What’s the Frequency, Kenneth." Being a good sport, Dan Rather even accompanied the band when they performed the song on a Late Show with David Letterman appearance. In , based on a tip from a psychiatrist, Rather’s attacker was identified as William Tager. According to the psychiatrist, Tager.
  8. From the Perfect Square DVD () What's the Frequency, Kenneth? Originally from Monster ().

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