R.E.M Thread


#81

Up is so underrated, probably was such a departure that it threw people off a little.


#82

Daysleeper’s one of my favourites. One for the shift workers among us.


#83

Agreed. I was expecting a tonne of Automatic type stuff, I really wasn’t expecting the dirty, grungy - almost scuzzy feel of Monster at all. But I soon grew to love it immensely. It’s a great rock record.


#84

Not usually one for bands releasing singles compilations, but REM’s one is stone cold proof what a solid band they were across their career (aside from the latter couple of poor albums).

Also, listening to REM really puts into perspective how shit and derivative Idlewild became post-Remote Part. Seriously, they’re like the absolute shittest REM tribute band ever.


#85

what is MFP please? never heard of these different mixes!


#86

I think you meant to ask me…
& it was a typo

should have said MFS - mobile fidelity sound laboratories


#87

http://www.remhq.com/news/read-the-press-release-25th-anniversary-edition-of-automatic-for-the-people-due-november-10-via-craft-recordings/


#88

looks amazing. the Out Of Time demos were pretty fascinating, i prefer the demo of Half A World Away to the finished version.


#89

I was just thinking it’s felt like an age since the Out Of Time reissue, but that was a 25th anniversary edition as well. Looking forward to seeing if they’ll continue on with the others. I can see a New Adventures box set being particularly interesting.


#90

Yeah definitely… must be plenty of recorded-on-the-road stuff floating around from that era.


#91

the gig at the 40 watt club is pretty darn good
no idea why they aren’t including the encore version of drive though - its not like recordings of it don’t exist (he says looking at his cd’s…)


#92

I loved this song so much as a teenager I staged a gcse drama piece around it :smiley:


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#95

I don’t suppose you know if there’s many live bootlegs from that era? Am I right in thinking they never toured Out Of Time or Automatic?


#96

That’s right, they were concentrating on songwriting I guess because they knew they were on an extremely hot streak. Bizarre though considering they’re some of the biggest albums of the last thirty years.


#97

Watched the REM by MTV doc the other night. It’s really damn good.


#98

Reckoning always gets underrated, it’s by far my favourite thing they’ve done. Harborcoat is my go to REM song


#99

The new (old) song ‘Mike’s Pop Song’ is really sweet. I imagine an alternative history where they never met Michael Stipe and put out stuff like it all the time.


#100

i have a few
the bingo handjob gigs in London
a compilation of radio appearances called half a world away that is brilliant.loads of weird covers like the mary tyler moore theme, Jackson, fever & stuff (also has the mtv unplugged show)
& the aforementioned Athens 40 watt club show