Question for REM fans circa 1991 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-21-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 10:32 AM
Question for REM fans circa 1991

When Out Of Time came out and people listened to Texarkana for the first time, did many think it was just a sped up World Leader Pretend? Cos that's what it is. Just looking at it musically and not the subject matter.

Don't get me wrong. I love both songs to death but I think this is similar to the Walk On/Electrical Storm/Crumbs comparison. And I know some people on Interference still accuse The Edge of stealing his own riff. But what do REM fans think of the aforementioned songs? Curious.
__________________

__________________
Zoots is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 10:44 AM   #2
The Fly
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 34
Local Time: 08:32 AM
Now that you mention it, there a re lot of similarities. It never occured to me, but there a re a lot of similarities indeed. It even has the stringy bit in it. Good spot.
i like WLP better though.

Perhaps a bit far-fetched:

Green was released 8 november 1988, the day of the american presidential election. Having shown recently to be opponents of George W. Bush, perhaps this played a role back then. The song could well be a political statement back then.
In 1991, when Out Of Time was released, did they (want to) show texarkana was related to WLP? Now I don't know much about the 1993 elections and the period between 1988 and 1993, but would the lyrics of texarkana make sense seen in theat political time period?
"20000 chances i wasted" perhaps?

Interesting, this.
__________________

__________________
b. john allen is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 04:39 PM   #3
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 40,685
Local Time: 02:32 AM
Not exactly...

Texarkana: Em G Bm Bm Em A G G

WLP: Em Bm Em Bm Em Bm G A
w/ the verses being: D G C
__________________
BVS is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 04:59 PM   #4
The Fly
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 34
Local Time: 08:32 AM
but it has the same instruments, the same style, the same structure. And those Emmie Bmmie thingies do look alike to me.
__________________
b. john allen is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 09:39 PM   #5
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,730
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Did you ever notice how similar "Turn You Inside Out" and "Finest Worksong" are?
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 09:46 PM   #6
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 10:32 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by BonoVoxSupastar
Not exactly...

Texarkana: Em G Bm Bm Em A G G

WLP: Em Bm Em Bm Em Bm G A
w/ the verses being: D G C
Well, not exactly of course but they have as much similarity, if not more compared to the U2 equivalent, Walk On & Electrical Storm or ES & Crumbs. That's why I was curious about what REM fans thought of this. Of course, one of my friends thinks all REM sounds the same.. just like people who think all U2 sounds the same.
__________________
Zoots is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 09:48 PM   #7
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 10:32 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by corianderstem
Did you ever notice how similar "Turn You Inside Out" and "Finest Worksong" are?
Never really noticed but I'm tempted to listen to them back to back now.

But the ringing guitar in WLP and Texarkana is really eerily similar I think.

REM
__________________
Zoots is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 11:20 PM   #8
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,730
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Stipey even does the same little dance for "Turn" and "Finest" in the Tourfilm concert video.

I'm tellin' ya ... same song!
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 05:48 AM   #9
The Fly
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 34
Local Time: 08:32 AM
finest worksong that is one awesome song. i'm going to have to listen those two back too.
__________________

__________________
b. john allen is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com