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Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 9:13
 

 bb_matt wrote:
Back when REM could raise the small hairs on the back of your neck.
 
Before they abdicated the throne of Best Band in America. 
What a great period that was. 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Mar 02, 2017 17:34
 

 treatment_bound wrote:
Can someone please explain to me why romeotuma is now listed as (former member)?
 
I got burned at the stake by an angry mob of unsophisticated tone-deaf peasants...  everybody in my hotel room loves this song...  we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  hope life is grand for you these days, treatment_bound...  time flies when we're having fun...
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Feb 28, 2017 12:42
 

 Hannio wrote:
 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?  
{#Propeller} 

 

Or instead of making a radio out of a coconut, just fix the damn hole in the boat!

 
{#Lol}
Skydog
Posted: Feb 21, 2017 6:36
 

as slick and clean as The Eagles
nutrod42
(San Francisco, CA, US)
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 14:32
 

What a great song.  The posted lyrics are missing an important word: "don't" (as in "Don't fall on me").
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Nov 18, 2016 19:57
 

Fall geschlossen.
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Sep 27, 2016 6:41
 

 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?  
{#Propeller} 

 

Or instead of making a radio out of a coconut, just fix the damn hole in the boat!
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 9:54
 

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 7:11
 

Now 30 years old.  Where TF did the time go?
AhhtheMusic
Posted: Apr 11, 2016 8:51
 

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 8:47
 

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 3:29
 

 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 3:27
 

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 1:44
 

Pity they stopped.
lily34
(GTFO)
Posted: May 11, 2015 8:51
 

 boober wrote:

Electricity? No problem

 

(dragging of images into post editor is not allowed)

Ginetta
(Ulm Germany)
Posted: Apr 13, 2015 4:58
 

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

How prophetic these words....
 
coyote620
(Near the river, USA)
Posted: Feb 05, 2015 9:41
 

 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 7:02
 

 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 7:59
 

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 7:58
 

Too short
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Sep 04, 2014 9:34
 

 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 9:21
 

 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}