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  1. #1
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    R.E.M. Calls it quits

    They've actually had a bit of an artistic comeback in recent years.

    Still, 31 years. They beat the odds.


    http://www.billboard.com/news/r-e-m-...05362632.story

  2. #2
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    And I feel fine.
    As suburban children we floated at night in swimming pools the temperature of blood. -- Douglas Coupland

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    They've actually had a bit of an artistic comeback in recent years.

    Still, 31 years. They beat the odds.


    http://www.billboard.com/news/r-e-m-...05362632.story
    Quote Originally Posted by hurleyfor3 View Post
    And I feel fine.
    It's the end of the world as we know it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildeac View Post
    It's the end of the world as we know it...
    It's Been a Bad Day.

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    You can still hear them on Radio Free Europe.

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    REM

    They definitely defied the odds.
    If you memorized these lyrics you were a fan, lol. I have to admit I never could get the song right.

    That's great, it starts with an earthquake
    Birds and snakes, an aeroplane
    And Lenny Bruce is not afraid
    Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
    World serves its own needs, don't miserve your own needs
    speed it up a notch, speak, grunt, no strength
    The ladder start to clatter with fear of height, down height
    Wire in a fire representing seven games
    And a government for hire at a combat site
    Left her wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies
    Breathing down your neck
    Team by team reporters, baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
    Look at that low plane, fine then
    Uh-oh, overflow population, common group
    But it'll do to save yourself, serve yourself
    World serves its own needs, listen to your heart beat
    tell me with a rapture and the reverend and the right, right
    You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light
    Feeling pretty psyched

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    Gotta say, I saw them open for the Police in '83 and at Page Auditorium in '86 or so. Dated a girl in college who absolutely loved R.E.M. while I was at Duke. I live in Ga and hear stories about them in Athens all the time. Got to know Chris Mills' mom, for whom I Am Superman was roughly written. Know folks who are "part of the family" and toured with them.

    Having said all of that -- since the drummer Bill Berry left for medical reasons a decade or so ago, has it really been R.E.M.? No knock, but this seems more like a post-mortem statement than anything.

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    bummer......
    "Either we're going down, or they are....... Kirk out!"

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuqua1997 View Post
    They definitely defied the odds.
    If you memorized these lyrics you were a fan, lol. I have to admit I never could get the song right.

    That's great, it starts with an earthquake
    Birds and snakes, an aeroplane
    And Lenny Bruce is not afraid
    Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
    World serves its own needs, don't miserve your own needs
    speed it up a notch, speak, grunt, no strength
    The ladder start to clatter with fear of height, down height
    Wire in a fire representing seven games
    And a government for hire at a combat site
    Left her wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies
    Breathing down your neck
    Team by team reporters, baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
    Look at that low plane, fine then
    Uh-oh, overflow population, common group
    But it'll do to save yourself, serve yourself
    World serves its own needs, listen to your heart beat
    tell me with a rapture and the reverend and the right, right
    You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light
    Feeling pretty psyched
    Actually, if you understood half the lyrics on Murmer you were a real fan! One of my favorite bands ever, although less so recently. I saw them in Cameron in the late 80's (opened by 10,000 Maniacs) and a few times after that. They were a great "indie" band in their prime.
    Rich
    Cameron Crazies Do Not Storm The Court

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Actually, if you understood half the lyrics on Murmer you were a real fan! One of my favorite bands ever, although less so recently. I saw them in Cameron in the late 80's (opened by 10,000 Maniacs) and a few times after that. They were a great "indie" band in their prime.
    MurmUr was a great album

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