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Old 09-20-2008, 09:20 AM   #1
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The Metallica thread is good. What about REM?

REM was headed in the same direction as U2. Could have been the American U2. Started on college radio. "Broke" with "Green" in 88 much like U2 with the Joshua Tree in 87. Their songs and sound matured, like U2 with Achtung Baby. Similar political ideologies. Then what? In America, REM is playing 6,000 seat venues while U2 is filling arenas and stadiums.

Yes, Stipe went voluntarily bald whereas Bono took an alternate route, but that can't be it, can it?

What happened to REM? Discuss.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:57 AM   #3
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I have always found the lead singers voice to be terribly annoying
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:01 AM   #4
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I have always found the lead singers voice to be terribly annoying
Oh my. Really?

I'd say that REMs decline started as soon as Bill Berry left.
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I would die of happiness if I saw U2 and REM perform together.
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"Automatic Baby" was cool, but was only half of each band, so we need the full monty.

I love REM. Yeah, they're not as good as they used to be, and I still don't think the new album is as good as a lot of others think it is, but their overall output averages out to MADE OF AWESOME.
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I would die of happiness if I saw U2 and REM perform together.
Like, more than just Automatic Baby?

It's the sort of thing you would have thought would have happened before already, the two full bands together, just totally ROCKING Harborcoat.
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Yeah. I haven't seen Automatic Baby either. I'm sure I can youtube it or something.
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It's the sort of thing you would have thought would have happened before already, the two full bands together, just totally ROCKING Harborcoat.
If they ever do that, Stipe would have to give Bono the lyrics, because I'm sure Bono, like the rest of us, can't figure out what Stipe is singing on the first two REM records, and we'd get stuck with a bunch of rambling Bongolese.

Frankly, I'd rather have the lyrics.
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REM was headed in the same direction as U2. Could have been the American U2. Started on college radio. "Broke" with "Green" in 88 much like U2 with the Joshua Tree in 87. Their songs and sound matured, like U2 with Achtung Baby. Similar political ideologies. Then what? In America, REM is playing 6,000 seat venues while U2 is filling arenas and stadiums.

Yes, Stipe went voluntarily bald whereas Bono took an alternate route, but that can't be it, can it?

What happened to REM? Discuss.
REM went soft. Maybe it was Bill Berry, not so much on the songwriting level but maybe he had a good ear for recognizing good vs. bad material. I don't know, I was a huge REM fan in the 80's, first saw them on the Reckoing tour. Pageant is a classic, but somewhere in the 90's they kinda lost me. Accelerate is OK, but I wouldn't call it a full return to greatness.
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toscano! Help keep metal alive. Reply in my Metallica list thread in B&C!
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I would LOVE to see this happen, I don't know why it hasn't happened already. They are friends, especially Bono/Edge and Michael Stipe are very close. REM are my second favourite band and I love Michael's voice, it's just very touching. I went to their concert in Berlin in July and it was amazing. As with U2, REM fans are very critical about their last albums, but they seemed to embrace Accelerate.
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I actually like REM more than U2... but I'm not gonna go much further here. They are different bands with different takes on what it means to make music.
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toscano! Help keep metal alive. Reply in my Metallica list thread in B&C!
Did I miss a Metallica thread ? Say it ain't so !

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