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kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Jul 21, 2016 - 10:59
 

 rocklandlove wrote:
Just realized with a shock that Donald Trump is name-checked in this song....!

Could Bill, that sly and brilliant DJ, be playing tricks with our heads?

 

I just read the lyrics posted here. I don't see what's his name referred to. 
However, it will very possibly indeed be the end of the world as we know it, no shit.
 

Skydog
Posted: Jul 18, 2016 - 11:53
 

this is exceptionally bad, the Eagles of alt-rock or R.E.M. as they are more popularly known as

rocklandlove
(Hudson Valley, New York)
Posted: Jun 02, 2016 - 15:26
 

Just realized with a shock that Donald Trump is name-checked in this song....!

Could Bill, that sly and brilliant DJ, be playing tricks with our heads?

SeriousLee
Posted: May 23, 2016 - 04:29
 

 mdfergy wrote:
I know this song is liked by many, but to me it feels too fast-paced and car-radio for RP

 
Something RP should have more of!

ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: Apr 16, 2016 - 11:08
 

 cmarket wrote:
One more time... Please stop playing such (Michael) Tripe/Stipe from a band that should have quit after the first album. 
 

Quit after the first album?!? What a loss that would have been. I would suggest next time you sit in the sun you put a hat on.



mdfergy
Posted: Apr 16, 2016 - 11:03
 

I know this song is liked by many, but to me it feels too fast-paced and car-radio for RP

ScottN
(An inch above the K/T boundary. But smth near fracking still has appeal.)
Posted: Feb 27, 2016 - 20:53
 

 bryanbeatson wrote:
Love REM, but for some reason this song never really did it for me.

 
   over-produced and gimmiky

OceanBlue
(71%)
Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 11:34
 

It's the end of the world when songs like this are so loved {#Evil}

bryanbeatson
(Seattle, WA)
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 - 11:35
 

Love REM, but for some reason this song never really did it for me.
 

treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Apr 08, 2015 - 09:13
 

Yeah, Stipe must have listened to his transistor radio in 8th grade...



DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Mar 04, 2015 - 00:50
 

 ivanaus wrote:
Play this with BIlly Joel's  "We Didn't Start the Fire"

  
Proclivities wrote:

No, thank you...really.  Mentioning that person's name is bad enough, but that song should never be thought of again.

 
Please never mention that name again.

jmkate
(nearly under a stack of books)
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 - 06:43
 

{#Dancingbanana} 

As yet, no emoticon for crazed chair dancing....



BobWS
Posted: Dec 03, 2014 - 16:47
 

 cmarket wrote:
One more time... Please stop playing such (Michael) Tripe/Stipe from a band that should have quit after the first album. 

 
And please disregard that request.
bluecshells
Posted: Dec 03, 2014 - 16:45
 

Brilliance is always questioned.

cmarket
Posted: Nov 02, 2014 - 10:24
 

One more time... Please stop playing such (Michael) Tripe/Stipe from a band that should have quit after the first album. 

Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Oct 13, 2014 - 07:28
 

 rtrudeau wrote:
R.E.M. knows more than the Mayans. 

 

Probably so.  Apparently, the Mayans didn't know jack.



On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 02:01
 

The pump don’t work
’Cause the vandals took the handles

Jannne
(Tasmania 42 degrees South)
Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 01:09
 

this song makes me feel very fine  {#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}

aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Jun 30, 2014 - 11:20
 

Song rings as true today as then.

Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: May 26, 2014 - 09:43
 

Love this song...  its irreverence reminds me of this—



 

rdo
(DC)
Posted: May 26, 2014 - 08:47
 

A "famous" rock critic --- Lester Bangs --- is mentioned in this song.  So I bought a collection of his writings about a year ago.  I was not impressed...I prefer the writings here at RP.  Serioulsy.
Shotoverplain
Posted: Apr 25, 2014 - 01:31
 

Tiring repetitive nonsense
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 - 12:39
 

Just had to play Zager and Evans 2525 .. this song brought it to my mind

bluejay08003
Posted: Feb 04, 2014 - 03:40
 

 ivanaus wrote:
Play this with BIlly Joel's  "We Didn't Start the Fire"
 
IMO, that song is obvious lyrically and monotonous musically.  The lyrics sound like the table of contents of a post-war American history book.  (Don't take my word for it.)

toomanyollys
Posted: Feb 04, 2014 - 02:36
 

 DD gypsyman wrote:

was the BALLS!  still love it. (have you ever actually read the lyrics? holy crap! try to keep up!)

 
Reading the lyrics while listening (at least once) is highly recommended! Somehow allowed me to listen afresh to a song I thought I knew... definite 8 > 9...

DD gypsyman
(Joined Nov 27, 2006)
Posted: Jan 23, 2014 - 18:19
 

jelly bean - BOOM!  {#Tongue}

DD gypsyman
(Joined Nov 27, 2006)
Posted: Jan 23, 2014 - 18:17
 

 Hodgie wrote:
So who out there didn't think this song was THE BALLS the first 10 times they heard it? (aside from the RP wine snobs we all love so much)
 
was the BALLS!  still love it. (have you ever actually read the lyrics? holy crap! try to keep up!)

Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Dec 02, 2013 - 13:20
 

 ivanaus wrote:
Play this with BIlly Joel's  "We Didn't Start the Fire"

 
No, thank you...really.  Mentioning that person's name is bad enough, but that song should never be thought of again.

oilydwarf
Posted: Nov 21, 2013 - 08:29
 

birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom!!!

Were lyrics ever so sublime!!

Love it to death

lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Nov 21, 2013 - 08:25
 

Ye olde RP "End of the World" medley featuring some of my favorite artists of all time. {#Dance}

gjeeg
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: Nov 17, 2013 - 15:41
 

I did!
Stopped me in my tracks.
Balls to the wall.

Hodgie wrote:
So who out there didn't think this song was THE BALLS the first 10 times they heard it? (aside from the RP wine snobs we all love so much)
 



Hodgie
(Dover, NH)
Posted: Oct 17, 2013 - 04:41
 

So who out there didn't think this song was THE BALLS the first 10 times they heard it? (aside from the RP wine snobs we all love so much)
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Sep 19, 2013 - 12:34
 


Time flies when we're having fun...

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
 


EdEastridge
(Derby City)
Posted: Sep 15, 2013 - 19:52
 

Ah, the wondrous song that I proposed should have been my alma mater's (Morehead State University in Morehead, KY) fight song. If you knew the football team then (or now for that matter), you'd understand the proposal.

treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Aug 30, 2013 - 08:23
 

 BobLoblaw wrote:
This always seemed like a Barenaked Ladies ripoff to me...

 I hope you're joking, as this came out 11 years before "One Week".


jmkate
(nearly under a stack of books)
Posted: Aug 30, 2013 - 08:21
 

Up and dancing...

BobLoblaw
(Bytown)
Posted: Aug 19, 2013 - 05:35
 

This always seemed like a Barenaked Ladies ripoff to me...

ivanaus
Posted: Jul 28, 2013 - 07:17
 

Play this with BIlly Joel's  "We Didn't Start the Fire"

Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jul 18, 2013 - 18:46
 



We be dancing...  love it forever...
 

Hortense
(Columbus, OH - PNW here I come!)
Posted: Jun 28, 2013 - 05:50
 

I can't help but smile while remembering how much effort I put into trying to memorizing these lyrics.  Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom?  :)
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Apr 14, 2013 - 19:34
 


marvelous!!!!  love this song!!!!
 

unclehud
(now 50 feet above the planet in Boston)
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 - 13:42
 

{#Arrowd}  Exactly!  It's the end of the world and I'm dancing!   {#Dancingbanana}

kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 - 13:42
 

I want to know how he remembers all those lyrics. Surely one of rock's most challenging speed-word drills. 

turmtoto
(Germany)
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 - 13:41
 

awesome song, i love it

Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jan 10, 2013 - 16:02
 

 kcar wrote:

Feeling rapturous, are we? 
 

Everybody in my church be dancing wantonly...

 

kcar
Posted: Jan 06, 2013 - 22:41
 

 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song!!!!
 
 
Feeling rapturous, are we? 

Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jan 06, 2013 - 22:40
 


Everybody in my church loves this song!!!!
 

ninamo
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 - 11:00
 

 KevinM wrote:
perfect! ;-)

 



rtrudeau
(Bay Area, California)
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 - 11:00
 

R.E.M. knows more than the Mayans. 

martinelle
(Corvallis, Oregon)
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 - 10:59
 

Perfect timing.  Thank you!