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Post by Adam D on Wed 21 Sep 2011, 7:31 pm

Yep - one of the biggest bands of the 90's have decided to split up.

Thought I would mention it!

I saw them at Stirling Castle in '99 - great gig from a band I was indifferent to.

So what did you make of them? Does this news sadden you?

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Post by Solerina on Wed 21 Sep 2011, 7:53 pm

I love REM's music, I can't say the news saddens me as they've left us with lots of great songs.

I'll have a think as to which one is my favourite and post it up.

Haha....that didn't take long

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Post by GG on Wed 21 Sep 2011, 8:08 pm

Nooooooooooooooo Crying or Very sad

Fantastic Song...Click here

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Post by sodhat on Wed 21 Sep 2011, 8:22 pm

Both Solerina's and GG's posts are of my two favourite REM songs. Excellent band, and Automatic for the People was one of my favourite albums too.

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Post by Davie on Wed 21 Sep 2011, 8:25 pm

REM's high point was getting Kate Pierson to sing on one of their songs.

And providing the soundtrack to one Jim Carrey movie that was actually quite watchable

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Post by Dass on Wed 21 Sep 2011, 8:31 pm

Great band and great songs but not a surprise that they have finally split after all these years. I'm not saddened either as they have been in decline since the heights of 1992, they have never been able to recapture the magic since for the most part.

My favourite track is not from what will be considered their seminal album (Automatic for the People) but from their first ever single and then album. I had been tempted to name Nightswimmer as my favourite but it just couldn't live to the highs of the initial single for me.

Here you go.

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Post by Luke on Wed 21 Sep 2011, 8:36 pm

To be honest, apart from one great album, and a few good songs i was always indiffrent to them.
Not suprised though.
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Post by ADMIN on Wed 21 Sep 2011, 9:34 pm

In my final years of school REM were my fave band, while all my mates were into Guns n Roses, Def Leppard etc I was the emo before emo listening to Stipe moan about things.
Think tonight I'll put on their greatest hits.

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Post by Cari on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 12:14 pm

I liked a few of their songs, although after Automatic for the People, I thought they went a bit stale. I guess that happens to some bands after such a long time together without a break.

And Michael Stipe is a knob.

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Post by President Trump on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 12:28 pm

Good they're cack

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Post by Davie on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 12:30 pm

U2 next please

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 12:38 pm

I was under the belief that Michael Stipe had AIDS for the majority of my adult life, and that was the only reason they were popular.

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Post by sodhat on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 1:19 pm

That was quite a big rumour Demon, everyone was waiting for him to pop it, and whenever he looked a little thin people though he was on deaths door.

He is in a relationship with a man, so I'm guessing people read between the lines and came up with gay musician = AIDS.

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Post by Cari on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 1:41 pm

I think it might also have had something to do with Nicky Wire saying that he hoped Michael Stipe went the same way as Freddie Mercury at the Reading Festival in '92... Rolling Eyes

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 1:45 pm

That was probably the Babycham talking

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Post by Cari on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 1:47 pm

Yeah, it was Demon. To be fair, they made up afterwards and he apologised.

From Luckless_Pedestrian:
I fainted in the curry house last night when I heard REM had split up. That's me in the korma... laughing

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Post by Adam D on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 1:49 pm

I can now see a stream of jokes about misplaced Bibles!

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Post by GG on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 2:10 pm

Davie wrote:U2 next please

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Just for you Davie:

Enjoy my friend


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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 2:14 pm

I think it's Sugababes next - I read it in the Metro this morning

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Post by dyrewolfe on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 2:36 pm

I'm a little saddened by the news but agree its probably about time they called it a day.

For me they made 3 good/great albums, Automatic For the People, Out of Time and Monster (also bought Reveal but thought it was pants).

Will always have their better songs to remember them by. Best wishes to Stipe, Buck and co with whatever they do next.


Also read that N-Dubz are going to call it a day within the next 2 years (2 years too long if you ask me). Wink
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Post by Cari on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 2:52 pm

My fave REM songs (in no particular order):

It's The End of the World As We Know It
Orange Crush
The One I Love
Losing My Religion
Nightswimming
Near Wild Heaven
Shiny Happy People
Everybody Hurts

Can't say I'm too bothered about them splitting though, I wasn't into their most recent stuff. I wish I'd seen them live in the '90s though.

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Post by ADMIN on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 2:55 pm

dyrewolfe wrote:I'm a little saddened by the news but agree its probably about time they called it a day.

For me they made 3 good/great albums, Automatic For the People, Out of Time and Monster (also bought Reveal but thought it was pants).

Will always have their better songs to remember them by. Best wishes to Stipe, Buck and co with whatever they do next.


Also read that N-Dubz are going to call it a day within the next 2 years (2 years too long if you ask me). Wink

I despised N-Dubz with a passion but after hearing Dappy on Radio 1 the other day I've warmed to them slightly, they obviosuly know how to go about writing songs, they might not be to my taste but at least they're not manufactured.

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 2:58 pm

I had a similar turn of feeling on N-Dubz when I saw a documentary on them in the studio (not their own documentary) - though I can't stand that style of music, I was impressed by their musical vision and how they are able to write songs and get them recorded - with what looked like ease to them.

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Post by Dass on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 2:59 pm

While Automatic for the People and Out of Time will always be remembered the most there's no doubt for me that Murmur is as good if not better than both albums.

Never did like Monster that much or anything that came after Automatic for the People. Very Happy

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Post by Adam D on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 3:01 pm

Cari wrote:My fave REM songs (in no particular order):

It's The End of the World As We Know It
Orange Crush
The One I Love
Losing My Religion
Nightswimming
Near Wild Heaven
Shiny Happy People
Everybody Hurts

Can't say I'm too bothered about them splitting though, I wasn't into their most recent stuff. I wish I'd seen them live in the '90s though.

I dont get to many gigs but I did see REM in 99 at Stirling Castle, supported by Teenage Fan Club.

REM were great at a great venue.

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Post by Adam D on Thu 13 Oct 2011, 8:14 am

I was sat in an Indian restaurant last week when I heard the news the REM had split up.

I was so shocked I fainted, face-down in my curry.

That's me in the korma.

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 13 Oct 2011, 8:49 am

That joke is already on this thread from about three weeks ago Laugh

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Post by Adam D on Thu 13 Oct 2011, 8:58 am

thumbsdown

Bah humbug.

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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Thu 13 Oct 2011, 10:49 am

I have been in dissray, since REM decided to call it a day

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