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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:54 am    Post subject: REM Call It A Day Reply with quote

REM have announced that they are going to split after 31 Years together. On there official website the band said -

"To our Fans and Friends: As REM, and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band," the group wrote.

"We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: REM Call It A Day Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
REM have announced that they are going to split after 31 Years together. They had some great song like Everybody Hurts and Shiny Happy People. On there official website the band said -

"To our Fans and Friends: As REM, and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band," the group wrote.

"We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess that, to quote a line from one of their well known songs, to their devoted fans all over the world 'It's the end of the world as we know it' Smile

I've always had a great respect for Michael Stipe and co as very competent musicians and songwriters and I'm sure some of the band will continue with solo projects for many years to come

Some of their early 90's output really was excellent
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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

REM were certainly my favourite band in the 90s and I saw them in Paris in 1995. Best album IMHO was Out Of Time (no relation to another thread of this name!).
Automatic For The People was of course also brilliant, even if it has been rendered a bit cheesy by constant overplay. Everybody Hurts will always appeal to the great unwashed masses.
Monster, New Adventures In Hi Fi, and Up are also worth a listen.
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nod



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They made some great music, but presumably they know they'd had enough of being a band.
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littlepieces



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to admit i prefer the stuff they did on IRS never saw them live but they did have good tunes,though saying that shiny happy people has to go down as one of the worst songs ever
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