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With R.E.M clearly in their nostalgia phase now, and with no obvious reason for this record's release (apart from it being recorded 30 years ago), "Right On Target" is an unofficial release of a 1984 TV/radio broadcast of a show that sees the band at their live best. Drawn from the first two albums, EP's, and a cover version of two, the record is clear, precise, bright, and leaps off the grooves into my ears. The band perform with a vibrancy and passion they never really captured on early vinyl adventures, and, if you can look beyond the extremely cheap and tacky cover art and the unofficial nature of this release, the music itself is well worth revisiting. R.E.M have been under-represented in their live 1980's incarnation, and this happily fills the gap.