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Old 09-24-2011, 02:21 PM   #226
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I don't know what's worse about that video, Stipe acting like he's in a SNL parody of a gay-themed kids show, Berry beating that single drum, or Buck pretending he's still in the Losing My Religion video and trying to ignore the ridiculousness around him (see: Harry Muffin Jr.)
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:22 PM   #227
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I recall being at a party in late 1994, at which a bunch of drunk young guys sat around making jokes about, and impersonating, aboriginal people, while listening to "What's The Frequency Kenneth".

It's the Kurt Cobain conundrum -- if you get big, a fair percentage of your fans are now people you yourself can't stand.

P.S. -- I love "Shiny Happy People"! Great tune.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:30 PM   #228
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That video is hard to watch. Gotta love Berry's unibrow though.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:19 PM   #229
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Here are some cool live performances from 1983 as well as interviews:

1983 - Laughing REM - Laughing 1983 - YouTube
1983 - Moral Kiosk REM - Moral Kiosk 1983 - YouTube

R.E.M. - Interview 10-06-83 (1st TV performance) R.E.M. - Interview 10-06-83 (1st TV performance) - YouTube

R.E.M. Radio Free Europe Letterman R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe 10-06-83 (1st TV performance) - YouTube

Letterman 10-06-83 A song they claimed didn't have a name yet-

Peter Buck & Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) 1983 Interview Peter Buck & Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) 1983 Interview - YouTube

Peter Buck & Mike Mills (R.E.M.) 1983 Interview Peter Buck & Mike Mills (R.E.M.) 1983 Interview - YouTube

Peter Buck, the murmur days Peter Buck, the murmur days - YouTube

Peter Buck & Mike Mills (R.E.M.) 1983 Interview MTV August 21, 1983 Peter Buck & Mike Mills (R.E.M.) 1983 Interview - YouTube


REM Interview 10-30-83
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:34 PM   #230
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R.E.M. LIVE 10-10-1982 (The Pier, Raleigh North Carolina)

Wolves, Lower (The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10) (Part 1/6) R.E.M. - Wolves, Lower (The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10) (Part 1/6) - YouTube

Laughing (The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10) (Part 2/6) R.E.M. - Laughing (The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10) (Part 2/6) - YouTube

1.000.000 - Moral Kiosk (The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10) (Part 3/6) R.E.M. - 1.000.000 - Moral Kiosk (The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10) (Part 3/6) - YouTube

R.E.M. - The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10 (Part 4/6) R.E.M. - The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10 (Part 4/6) - YouTube

R.E.M. - The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10 (Part 5/6) R.E.M. - The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10 (Part 5/6) - YouTube

R.E.M. - Skank (The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10) (Part 6/6) R.E.M. - Skank (The Pier, Raleigh, NC. 1982-10-10) (Part 6/6) - YouTube
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REM Collapse Into Now short Interview

REM Collapse Into Now short Interview - YouTube

It seems like they are still into it in this clip.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:14 PM   #232
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This song is amazing. I love to play it on guitar.

R.E.M. - Low (Official Video) - YouTube
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Fwiw, I didn't even know he'd come out until like last year. I thought his sexuality was still ambiguous.
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I recall being at a party in late 1994, at which a bunch of drunk young guys sat around making jokes about, and impersonating, aboriginal people, while listening to "What's The Frequency Kenneth".

It's the Kurt Cobain conundrum -- if you get big, a fair percentage of your fans are now people you yourself can't stand.
The Kurt Cobain/REM connection never came to fruition, sadly.

Here is a bizaarro clip.

REM What's the Frequency Kenneth - YouTube
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Here are some cool live performances from 1983 as well as interviews:
^ All these clips make you realise how much they are getting on, this stuff looks like ancient history

The kids of today will be ask the question: "Mummy? Daddy? Who is R.E.M?"
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What does their name stand for anyway?
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:17 PM   #237
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What does their name stand for anyway?
According to Jarod from that 90s TV Show "The Pretender"

"You're going to see some Rapid Eye Movements?"

btw Jarod is a genius
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What does their name stand for anyway?
Rapid Eye Movement?
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Well that was my guess, yes...
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