They've actually had a bit of an artistic comeback in recent years.
Still, 31 years. They beat the odds.
And I feel fine.
You must spread some comments around before flaming the Moderators again.
You can still hear them on Radio Free Europe.
Eat Mor Jonny.
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
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.
Eat Mor Jonny.
"Either we're going down, or they are....... Kirk out!"
Cameron Crazies Do Not Storm The Court