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Re: R.E.M. Thread

Post by TripleJay97 » 04 May 2015, 05:31

I'm listening to New Adventures in Hi-Fi for the first time right now, and it's kicking ass.
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Post by He's So High » 04 May 2015, 16:30

TripleJay97 wrote:I'm listening to New Adventures in Hi-Fi for the first time right now, and it's kicking ass.
Yep it is brilliant! Probably their last great album.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 05 May 2015, 07:38

He's So High wrote:
TripleJay97 wrote:I'm listening to New Adventures in Hi-Fi for the first time right now, and it's kicking ass.
Yep it is brilliant! Probably their last great album.

I second that! Was a perfect follow-up of "Monster".... Just to me never was the same following Berry's departure... But "Great Beyond" was a brilliant song!
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Post by TripleJay97 » 05 May 2015, 12:09

Speaking of the Great Beyond, I still think it's incredible that got #3 in the UK singles chart. They hadn't had anything successful in that country in a while, it was released to support a film that didn't scratch the UK box office... It only proves the strength of that tune.
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Post by He's So High » 05 May 2015, 16:50

Yeah don't get me wrong there's a lot of good post-Berry stuff: I admire Up for its experimentation, and I think Accelerate is terrific (as well as select songs like The Great Beyond), but I don't think they made a great album.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 06 May 2015, 06:58

He's So High wrote:Yeah don't get me wrong there's a lot of good post-Berry stuff: I admire Up for its experimentation, and I think Accelerate is terrific (as well as select songs like The Great Beyond), but I don't think they made a great album.


Agreed....I love "Daysleeper", "Lotus", "Imitation of Life", "Around the Sun"...along with a couple of others....But something so special about "the Great Beyond"... just mystifying!
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Post by AdvertBreak » 12 Apr 2016, 01:09

Michael: What's the frequency, Kenneth?
Kenneth: Everybody Hz

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Post by Mark87uk » 22 Sep 2017, 19:33

Only really got into them more in the last couple of years as a friend is mad on em, love orange crush and would loved to have seen them live, although another friend said he saw them at a festival and they were awful. Anyone else seen them?

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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 29 Sep 2017, 06:03

I recall them having a particular UK success around the time that Baggy was giving way to Grunge. The singles from 'Out Of Time' & 'Automatic For The People' had lots of airplay.

This continued with 'Monster', at which time Blur & Oasis were creeping into popularity with indie fans.

I bought those albums but none before or since. I liked 'Out Of Time' the most.

I had a feeling some of their success was because (in the early 90s) the UK didn't have an indie-leaning act of the same magnitude (other than say, U2, who to be precise were from Ireland).

I never saw them live.
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Post by AdvertBreak » 25 Feb 2018, 02:10

Top 20 R.E.M. songs, except with the IRS songs removed because there wouldn't be many of them anyway and I don't want people to draw attention to that instead of everything else

20. Turn You Inside Out
19. Pop Song 89
18. Let Me In
17. Low
16. I've Been High
15. Belong
14. Try Not to Breathe
13. The Lifting
12. Orange Crush
11. Losing My Religion
10. Imitation of Life
9. Monty Got a Raw Deal
8. Why Not Smile
7. E-Bow the Letter
6. Leave
5. Hope
4. At My Most Beautiful
3. Nightswimming
2. Find the River
1. Near Wild Heaven

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Post by Sledge Hammer » 25 Feb 2018, 17:13

My biggest Rem memory is Milton Keynes 1995, Blur were support but by then they had become massive eclipsing Rem (tickets booked 6 months in advance), and Blur that day were on fire and much better than Rem (30 degree temps :o )

An Rem fan down near the front at the beginning of Popscene tried to escape the mosh also commenting "what a load of shit" I made sure he got pushed back into the mosh :lol:

What a setlist for a support band!

Intermission
There's No Other Way
Charmless Man (LIVE DEBUT)
Tracy Jacks
Sunday Sunday
Chemical World
End Of A Century
Globe Alone
Popscene
Supa Shoppa
Stereotypes
Jubilee
Badhead
To The End
Advert
Girls & Boys
Country House
Bank Holiday
For Tomorrow (Visit To Primrose
Hill Extended)
Parklife
This Is A Low

Chris Martin of Coldplay commented the gig in 2008: "I saw them play before R.E.M. and it was incredible. It was so incredible, in fact, that there was steam coming from the moshpit and I'd never seen that before. And I thought: 'God, not only do they play great music but they let people barbecue!'"

Seems a lot of Rem fans don't like Monster, that's my fave, was a big part my 94-97 britpop times, always picked a few tracks off it on the jukebox back in the day. 8-)
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Post by TripleJay97 » 25 Feb 2018, 23:42

AdvertBreak wrote:except with the IRS songs removed because there wouldn't be many of them anyway and I don't want people to draw attention to that instead of everything else
This made me unreasonably angry
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Post by Forever Low Man » 26 Feb 2018, 13:59

TripleJay97 wrote:
AdvertBreak wrote:except with the IRS songs removed because there wouldn't be many of them anyway and I don't want people to draw attention to that instead of everything else
This made me unreasonably angry
yeah same, considering their good songs are all from that era

damn it Lee, I'm the one with the bad musical opinions here. that's not supposed to be your job too.
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Post by AdvertBreak » 26 Feb 2018, 19:35

Forever Low Man wrote:
TripleJay97 wrote:
AdvertBreak wrote:except with the IRS songs removed because there wouldn't be many of them anyway and I don't want people to draw attention to that instead of everything else
This made me unreasonably angry
yeah same, considering their good songs are all from that era.
Ben this is your worst opinion ever

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Post by Forever Low Man » 27 Feb 2018, 00:12

AdvertBreak wrote:Ben this is your worst opinion ever
somehow i think i've had worse
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