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Old 03-07-2013, 01:11 PM   #946
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The analogy with R.E.M. and DM is not exact per se...
Yeah, but I see what you are getting at with it. Though I would say that Ultra (which I love as well) has far more attitude and focus to my ear than Up, which has always struck me as meandering. Those two albums stand in sharp contrast.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:31 PM   #947
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In any case, I have a soft spot for many of those albums that came at a time where the said band was going through a dark phase, albums that are very divisive among the fanbase, albums where the said bands go out of their comfort zone, that were mostly scathed by music critics and among the millions who usually sing along, but their reputation is seemingly growing over time. Up, Ultra, Pop and Pearl Jam's Binaural all belong to that group.
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Up would be stronger with a couple songs cut, but it has more GREAT songs than Green, which does itself have a few.

Glad to know I'm not the only one hiving it up with their REM opinion, thinking their commercial breakthrough period was a step backwards.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #949
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Glad to know I'm not the only one hiving it up with their REM opinion, thinking their commercial breakthrough period was a step backwards.
Okay, but before you slam Green, how many copies did it sell in South America, and what does Bono have to say about it now???
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #950
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Up would be stronger with a couple songs cut, but it has more GREAT songs than Green, which does itself have a few.
1. You Are The Everything
2. World Leader Pretend
3. Orange Crush
4. I Remember California
5. (Untitled)

Pop Song 89 and Get Up are fun, but I couldn't describe them as great.

1. Suspicion
2. Hope
3. At My Most Beautiful
4. The Apologist
5. Sad Professor
6. You're In The Air
7. Walk Unafraid
8. Why Not Smile
9. Daysleeper

Subjective, obviously, but I'd only cut a couple tracks from Up. Green has catchy throwaways with little substance and clunkers like The Wrong Child and Hairshirt.
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I really, really like You Are the Everything.

Suspicion alone puts Up over the top. Who could have predicted that REM would ever write a song like that? Pretty incredible.
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look into my eyes
they hypnotize
the lights the drinks
let the music carry you away
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Looks like Green is next in line for a 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.

R.E.M.'S GREEN REVOLUTION: 25TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION OF THE BAND'S MAJOR-LABEL BREAKTHROUGH OUT MAY 14TH ON RHINO



Once again, the second disc will be a live concert from the era:

Disc Two – Live In Greensboro 1989
1. “Stand”
2. “The One I Love”
3. “Turn You Inside Out”
4. “Belong”
5. “Exhuming McCarthy”
6. “Good Advices”
7. “Orange Crush”
8. “Cuyahoga”
9. “These Days”
10. “World Leader Pretend”
11. “I Believe”
12. “Get Up”
13. “Life And How To Live It”
14. “Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
15. “Pop Song 89”
16. “Fall On Me”
17. “You Are The Everything”
18. “Begin The Begin”
19. “Low”
20. “Finest Worksong”
21. “Perfect Circle”

R.E.M. - Get Up (From Tourfilm) (Official Video) - YouTube
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A 1988 radio special from the Green era is being streamed on P4k.
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Weak album but that live show has a great setlist.
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I don't deem Green to be weak, just not one of their best....but, we can certainly agree on that setlist....holy fuck.
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The only song on that list I don't like at all is Stand.

And I was also unaware they were previewing Out Of Time material back then.

Cool to see deep cuts like Good Advices too. Even if I still have no clue how that song goes.
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Up, Ultra, Pop and Pearl Jam's Binaural all belong to that group.
You mean the '3 good albums and a turd' group?

I'll let you guess which one I'm calling a turd.

Hint: It's the turd.
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The only song on that list I don't like at all is Stand.

And I was also unaware they were previewing Out Of Time material back then.

Cool to see deep cuts like Good Advices too. Even if I still have no clue how that song goes.
They also released five other songs from that concert on Record Store Day:

LIVE IN GREENSBORO EP – Record Store Day Exclusive

1. “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)”
2. “Feeling Gravitys Pull”
3. “Strange”
4. “King of Birds”
5. “I Remember California”

The EP is not included in the Green Deluxe Edition, however.
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I am not the world's greatest R.E.M. aficionado by any stretch of the imagination, but that setlist IS hot.
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