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dinaz
(under a Sonoran Desert sky)
Posted: Sep 17, 2016 - 11:35
 

 bb_matt wrote:
Back when REM could raise the small hairs on the back of your neck.
 
couldn't agree more!

DocStrangelove
(Ottawa)
Posted: Aug 01, 2016 - 10:17
 

It seems like yesterday . . . {#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}

bb_matt
(Oxford, England)
Posted: May 30, 2016 - 09:54
 

Back when REM could raise the small hairs on the back of your neck.
rtrt
Posted: May 23, 2016 - 10:18
 

perfect. goosebumps.

Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: May 23, 2016 - 10:17
 

I miss these guys (IRS period only).

jonahboo
(in a corner)
Posted: May 23, 2016 - 10:16
 

Fall on me Susie B



easmann
(Standing on Zanzibar)
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 - 13:19
 

ScottishWillie wrote:
Throughout my life music had never been quite as important to me as food or shelter but it's not far behind. For a few years in my life, before wife and kids reset my prioritys, REM were colossally important to me. For some bizarre reason this particular track has never made it into any of my playlists, but listening to it now takes me back to a time and place I'll never visit again. Sometimes music can make you think back and you become maudlin, other times, like now, it just reminds you of what you were. Thank you Radio Paradise. 


treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 - 07:11
 

Now 30 years old.  Where TF did the time go?

AhhtheMusic
Posted: Apr 11, 2016 - 08:51
 

Their music has really grown on me through the years. I feel privileged to have seen them at the base of Copper Mountain in the spring of 2011 - seemed like half the crowd (small) didn't even know who they were.  I was dancing in my ski boots in the front row under my blue Summit County sky.  A memory to never be forgotten. 

 ...chuckle...on the other hand, it reminds me of my best friend who was also dancing in her ski boots and partaking of some of the shared "flowers" in the crowd and some great cocktails - she wanted to climb up on a small bar table and dance up there.  Most of the crowd yelled "NO" in fear but in general were having more fun watching her than R.E.M. to see what she would try next. 

She upstaged them that day.  

 I'll have to remind her of that.  {#Cheers}



Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Apr 11, 2016 - 08:47
 

have you seen the video of Stipe doing 'Ashes To Ashes' for the Bowie tribute at Carnegie?
i'm worried about the guy, i don't think he'll make it much longer on Earth
hopefully he's insulated and someone's keeping an eye on him 

SeriousLee
Posted: Mar 26, 2016 - 16:03
 

The 'other' R.E.M. songs sound so damn good.

coloradojohn
(Re-booting at the foot of The Flatirons, BOULDER)
Posted: Feb 17, 2016 - 19:46
 

Gorgeous soundscape, searing lyricism, enchanting harmonies; everything they did in this period was magic. Saw them live then, too!

wrangler
(swamps of jersey)
Posted: Dec 09, 2015 - 10:45
 

their best album.  a masterpiece.  {#Cowboy}

phlattop
(in the woods of Easton, CT)
Posted: Nov 17, 2015 - 19:24
 

 LindaSimmons wrote:
Pity they stopped.

 
Oh, I don't know. They ended things on their own terms. No fights, no being dropped from a label, still making good music.
Just about every other band keeps going, long after they should have hung it up for good (hello, Stones).
REM was never really the same after drummer Bill Berry departed. He was the "editor" in the band when they were recording. The one who knew sooner than the others what should stay or go on a song or what was needed.

ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: Nov 15, 2015 - 13:32
 

Throughout my life music had never been quite as important to me as food or shelter but it's not far behind. For a few years in my life, before wife and kids reset my prioritys, REM were colossally important to me. For some bizarre reason this particular track has never made it into any of my playlists, but listening to it now takes me back to a time and place I'll never visit again. Sometimes music can make you think back and you become maudlin, other times, like now, it just reminds you of what you were. Thank you Radio Paradise. 


rtrt
Posted: Nov 15, 2015 - 13:26
 

 YepSasha2001 wrote:
If I had to pick only one R.E.M. song, this would have to be it. It's a masterpiece from start to finish.

 
Agree completely.

Edit - In fact see I agreed with you, others and myself previously {#Cheesygrin}

Sasha2001
(North Carolina, where the drivers are better than South Carolina's, but worse than Alabama's.)
Posted: Oct 17, 2015 - 13:18
 

If I had to pick only one R.E.M. song, this would have to be it. It's a masterpiece from start to finish.

healex
(Karlsruhe DE)
Posted: Sep 04, 2015 - 03:29
 

 Babette55 wrote:
Miss this band SO much....{#Drummer}

 
What REM has created is timeless, so they`re still on{#Clap}

taswegian
Posted: Sep 04, 2015 - 03:27
 

I'm always The World Champion Air Guitarist when Peter Buck launches into those fantastic chords on Chuyahoga off this album.
Babette55
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 - 12:30
 

Miss this band SO much....{#Drummer}

LindaSimmons
(USA)
Posted: Jun 10, 2015 - 01:44
 

Pity they stopped.

lily34
(GTFO)
Posted: May 11, 2015 - 08:51
 

 boober wrote:

Electricity? No problem

 

(dragging of images into post editor is not allowed)

Ginetta
(Ulm Germany)
Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 04:58
 

{#Fire}
hempmandan
(Menlo Park, CA)
Posted: Apr 11, 2015 - 20:40
 

How prophetic these words....
 
coyote620
(Near the river, USA)
Posted: Feb 05, 2015 - 09:41
 

 rtrt wrote:

agree - goosebumps every time for me

if i had to pick one REM song this would be it 

 
I couldn't agree with you more.

rtrt
Posted: Dec 26, 2014 - 07:02
 

 hencini wrote:
So. Good. 

My favorite part is the layered vocals in the chorus.  Absolutely lovely.   

 
agree - goosebumps every time for me

if i had to pick one REM song this would be it 

boober
(KC,Mo)
Posted: Nov 03, 2014 - 12:51
 

 Proclivities wrote:

Doesn't it seem like time for that scenario to go away?  First of all, what would one use for electricity on this uncharted desert island unless Gilligan and the Professor are going to rig up some sort of solar/coconut-powered generator?  Wouldn't acquiring food, water, and shelter be much more important than wondering what one musical work one would be condemned to listening to for the rest of their life?  Anyhow, why haven't you mentioned Air Supply's music on that short list?
{#Propeller} 

 
Electricity? No problem

 

Image result for picture of MAcGruber



WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Oct 09, 2014 - 07:59
 

This sure is getting played a lot lately.

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Oct 06, 2014 - 22:05
 

I've always felt that Mike Mills was sort of a rein on Stipe's penchant for going off the unintelligible end. I'm not sure that it worked with the all of R.E.M.'s oeuvre, but it did with this one.

MrsTom
Posted: Oct 03, 2014 - 07:58
 

Too short
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Sep 04, 2014 - 09:34
 

 treatment_bound wrote:
Paging romeotuma!  Come in please, romeotuma!!
  
This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step these last days of summer...  hope life be grand for you, treatment_bound...


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Aug 05, 2014 - 10:47
 

 dingleberry wrote:
I have a running argument with a friend as to whose music would make it to our desert island. And so he is horribly offended that I would take REM over the Clash, but songs like this are the reason why.
 
Doesn't it seem like time for that scenario to go away?  First of all, what would one use for electricity on this uncharted desert island unless Gilligan and the Professor are going to rig up some sort of solar/coconut-powered generator?  Wouldn't acquiring food, water, and shelter be much more important than wondering what one musical work one would be condemned to listening to for the rest of their life?  Anyhow, why haven't you mentioned Air Supply's music on that short list?
{#Propeller} 

KaraokeVox
(Texas)
Posted: Jul 22, 2014 - 23:44
 

great fireside song!
Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Apr 01, 2014 - 22:54
 

Agreed REM>Clash too much catelogue for Clash to compete. 

dingleberry wrote:
I have a running argument with a friend as to whose music would make it to our desert island. And so he is horribly offended that I would take REM over the Clash, but songs like this are the reason why.

 



dingleberry
(NZ)
Posted: Feb 25, 2014 - 18:21
 

I have a running argument with a friend as to whose music would make it to our desert island. And so he is horribly offended that I would take REM over the Clash, but songs like this are the reason why.

HearsayDave
(a mysterious seaside village with Number Six)
Posted: Jan 28, 2014 - 11:40
 

Cry Cry Cry's version is worth a spin.

Johnny_Wave
(California, baby)
Posted: Jan 14, 2014 - 20:27
 

One of my all time favorite REM tunes

hencini
Posted: Oct 25, 2013 - 13:45
 

So. Good. 

My favorite part is the layered vocals in the chorus.  Absolutely lovely.   

coyote620
(Near the river, USA)
Posted: Oct 14, 2013 - 11:48
 

 jnhashmi wrote:
I love R.E.M. All of it. Right up to and including the last album. My favorite albums span across their whole catalog - from Life's Rich Pageant to Reveal. I pretty much love them all.

 
Agreed! I recently went through every album in chronological order.  

jnhashmi
(Los Angeles)
Posted: Sep 26, 2013 - 15:53
 

I love R.E.M. All of it. Right up to and including the last album. My favorite albums span across their whole catalog - from Life's Rich Pageant to Reveal. I pretty much love them all.

sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Aug 26, 2013 - 09:21
 

 justin4kick wrote:
Pity they stopped.

 

It is, way back in 1991 was when that was I believe.  More of a pity they kept playing all those years after anyway.

bluejay08003
Posted: Aug 12, 2013 - 21:19
 

This has been a really groovy hour for me, filled with folk-y, baroque-y, and psychedelic tunes.  I was going to post after Sarah McLachlan, but then Bill put on "My Kingdom" and kept on going.  After this tune he's dropped Alison Krauss "Paper Airplane," and before I'm done "Refugee" by Oi Va Voi. 

Set so far = 9, even though I've rated down to a 6 ("Cutting Out" probably 7.5 in this set) and 7 ("Fall On Me" not my super-fave R.E.M.). 

9:10 pm - R.E.M. - Fall On Me
9:08 pm - Elliott Smith - Between The Bars
9:05 pm - Sam Phillips - Edge of the World
9:02 pm - Lloyd Cole - Cutting Out

8:58 pm - Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill
8:54 pm - Echo & The Bunnymen - My Kingdom
8:50 pm - Sarah McLachlan - World on Fire
8:45 pm - Ray LaMontagne - Beg Steal or Borrow

8:39 pm - Loreena Mckennitt - The Dark Night Of The Soul
8:30 pm - The Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon

molson
(Santa Rosa, CA)
Posted: Aug 12, 2013 - 21:12
 

{#Bananajam}

Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Jul 19, 2013 - 22:41
 

Great song from my favourite R.E.M. album.

Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jul 09, 2013 - 19:11
 

 suesblues wrote:

Lazarus, did you happen to be Romeotuma in a past life?
 

Indeed...  I be the holy ghost of big stud Romeo Tuma...  hope you are having a marvelous time right this minute...

love this song soooo much...
 

suesblues
(Sydney, Australia)
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 - 04:33
 

 Lazarus wrote:

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this first day of summer...


 
Lazarus, did you happen to be Romeotuma in a past life?

suesblues
(Sydney, Australia)
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 - 04:32
 

REM at their melodic, harmonising, idealistic best, LOVE this song....... (but it makes me a bit nostalgic - Gen X have a lot going for us :-))

Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jun 21, 2013 - 16:00
 


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this first day of summer...


wrangler
(swamps of jersey)
Posted: Jun 20, 2013 - 10:01
 

this whole album is a perfect 10  {#Cowboy}

justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: May 23, 2013 - 08:39
 

Damn this is good!!