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Old 05-09-2013, 07:00 PM   #961
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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.

Found it, thanks.
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I get the sense that most everyone here hates Shiny Happy People, but it's a pretty infectious song. Those hooks can get stuck in your head for days.
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Infectious is right. Like something that requires an antibiotic.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:37 PM   #964
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I'll take it over Radio Song.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:42 PM   #965
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Out of Time was the very first CD I purchased along with a "will skip if you look at it or breath deeply" early Sony Discman.
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I still have one of those, anything less than a perfectly flat surface to put it on would not do. Towards the last years of using it before I got an iPod, you'd have to spin the cd, slam the lid shut, and press play quickly, otherwise it wouldn't work. Once it started playing it would be ok (albeit it rattled like it was a helicopter trying to take off), but of you stopped a song you'd have to open the lid again and give it a kick start spin to get it going again.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:26 AM   #967
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I've been reliving the R.E.M. catalogue by listening to each album (in chronological order) for a week at a time. This is what I have learned: Andy Kaufman ruined the band.
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I still have that Man On the Moon soundtrack. The duet with Stipe and "Andy Kaufmann" where they alternate every other word on a verse still cracks me up.
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R.E.M. Bassist Mike Mills: 'There Are Zero Plans For a Reunion' | Music News | Rolling Stone

'The idea of not reforming is kind of attractive to us'




Sounds good to me.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:21 AM   #971
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Goddamn! Melodious rock music doesn't get much better than early 90s R.E.M.. Songs like Half A World Away, Low, Texarkana, Drive, Man On The Moon, Nightswimming, Find The River... what an amazing body of work! And not to shortchange their brilliant mid and late 80s stuff too, as well as gorgeous stuff like The Great Beyond and At My Most Beautiful... Greatest American Band Ever!

 

I've been listening to Out Of Time and Automatic today on very good speakers!
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Songs like Half A World Away, Texarkana, Country Feedback and the obligatory Losing My Religion are exactly why I don't/can't write off Out of Time.
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Yea I know a lot of primarily 80s fans don't like Out Of Time much because it brought them into the mainstream or whatever. But let me tell you... Losing My Religion was the first R.E.M. song I ever heard. And then I went back and discovered all the classics from Murmur to Green. I may not have discovered the awesomeness of Lifes Rich Pageant, Document or Fables if I had never got into them with Out Of Time.
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Yea I know a lot of primarily 80s fans don't like Out Of Time much because it brought them into the mainstream or whatever.
Personally, that isn't why I dislike Out of Time, and that's a silly reason to dislike an album to begin with. My problem with the album is that I find it really inconsistent and directionless. It has a relaxing, sunny vibe that is appealing on certain days though.
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My problem with the album is that I find it really inconsistent and directionless. It has a relaxing, sunny vibe that is appealing on certain days though.
Mostly agree here.

There's nothing as godawful as "Ignoreland" (Shiny Happy People comes close, but it fits the general vibe and sound), but there aren't as many legendary tracks as there are on its follow-up. Or Monster. Or Hi-Fi.

I'd still put it above Green, however. Slightly.
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I think the tone (I mean the actual sound of the songs, be it production or a certain bent, and not neglecting Kate Pierson from the B52s on some tracks) holds it together somewhat.
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Correct, even Radio Song still bears much of the same instrumentation as the rest of the album.

And the organ and mandolin are featured throughout.
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Mostly agree here.

There's nothing as godawful as "Ignoreland" (Shiny Happy People comes close, but it fits the general vibe and sound), but there aren't as many legendary tracks as there are on its follow-up. Or Monster. Or Hi-Fi.

I'd still put it above Green, however. Slightly.
What do you have against Ignoreland? I'm genuinely curious.

And Out Of Time is way better than Green, man! Green really is a mixed bag with some stellar tracks like World Leader Pretend, You Are The Everything and Orange Crush but also pointless ramblers like Hairshirt and The Wrong Child. And Stand is arguably worse than Shiny Happy People. At least the latter has the fantastic Kate Pierson who also features in the lovely closer, Me In Honey.
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As far as annoyingly cheery rem songs go, I will take stand over shiny happy people any day.
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What do you have against Ignoreland? I'm genuinely curious.
First you have the obnoxiously on-the-nose political lyrics, which aren't creative at all and are now even more painful to listen to than they were back in 1992.

Then there's that weird bouncy synth and drum sound that's completely out of place compared to EVERYTHING ELSE on the album. The guitar sound doesn't fit well either. The distortion on the vocal that would have fit better on Green.

The verses aren't catchy. The chorus is unimaginative.

And the funniest part is, the song is complaining about Bush and the Republicans, yet just a month later Clinton was elected. Like, what's the point?

The song sucks. And if you like it, you suck too.
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