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Old 10-20-2007, 03:24 PM   #61
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My suggestion: wait to hear the next album first.

And you don't want to build the post-Berry live experience up too much. It's like the girl at school you've been dreaming of for years, and when you finally get her in bed you realize that she has an artificial arm, bad breath, and is maybe actually a man.
Well, most of the recent live performances I've heard sound great from a technical standpoint, but of course, it's all about the dynamics in the end.
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And why the fuck wasn't Revolution put on Hi-Fi?
I think Revolution was by far the weakest of the tracks they rolled out on the Monster tour. I'm really glad it didn't make it to the album.

Walk Unafraid is wonderful live - it's one of the highlights on the new live DVD.

As for the post-Bill Berry years, yeah of course it's not the same without Farmer Bill. But you know, the drummers they've used since then (Joey Waronker, somebody Rifkin? Riefkin?) have done a great job, particularly live. Heck, extra people on the stage has been a staple since the 90s - Scott McCaughey, Ken Stringfellow ... the non-Berry drummer just blends into the background with the others, adding oomph and building up the band sound. And very well, I might add.

And I think Mike Mills deserves more attention and credit - he is the motherfucking MAN.
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I changed my mind on Reckoning after listening to it all the way through again today. It deserves to be higher.
Here is my revised album order for today:

1. Lifes Rich Pageant
2. New Adventures
3. Monster
4. Up
5. Automatic
6. Green
7. Out Of Time
8. LP14
9. Reveal
10. Reckoning
11. Murmur
12. Document
13. Around The Sun
14. Fables
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I love Reveal -- the Beach Boys vibe, it's a terrific summer album.

I'll have to think about this. I only know the albums from 1990 on, really.
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Cori, you sure know your REM!
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Well, other than U2, they're the band I've obsessed the most about.
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cori, Revolution may have been the weakest of the new songs played on the tour, but I still think it would have been better in place of Bittersweet Me, for example.

I'd say it's also better than Binky the Doormat, Low Desert, and probably Departure. Zither doesn't really count.
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Oooooh, I disagree with you very much on your second point.

Agreed about Bittersweet Me, though I wouldn't want Revolution to take it's place. I think both songs are fairly mediocre.

But there we go with those pesky opinions again!
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I'd say it's also better than Binky the Doormat, Low Desert, and probably Departure. Zither doesn't really count.
I haven't heard Revolution but I do know that those songs are amazing!!!

Low Desert
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Leave off of Hi-Fi is one of my favorite R.E.M. songs, absolutely love it.

There's a version with Stipe doing the vocals over some wacky Radiohead instrumentation. Dare I say it's better than the original, mainly because of the absence of the obnoxious alarm sound.
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It may just be a remix, since the vocals sound almost the same.

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thank ye

Leave makes me miss Bill Berry.
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