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which has been translated into English by Loiuse Varese as follows:
And on some of the t-shirts from the Monster Tour was written "On Tour '95 New Sights. New Noise. --Rimbaud" So it seems quite possible that the title of the R.E.M. song Departure as well as some of the lyrics to The Wake-Up Bomb come from this Rimbaud poem. [Peter West first found the poem; Ron Henry found the French version; shuey noted out the t-shirt] * [Stipe] said once (I think the article was in Spin?) that he'd read all of Rimbaud's works before he even knew how to pronounce the poet's name, because he knew that Patti Smith loved Rimbaud. [h1b2a3m4] * It might be worth noting that the Rimbaud allusion dovetails nicely with the sense that 70s glam rockers were pushing experience to its limits, as did Rimbaud in his short but dramatic life. [Ron Henry]
"car crash, ptomaine, disposable
"Win a eulogy from William Greider"
song: Bittersweet Me
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