History Music / REM

29th Apr '16 1:55:46 PM bt8257
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!!! "Oh no, I've troped too much, I haven't troped enough":

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!!! "Oh !! '''''"Oh no, I've troped too much, I haven't troped enough":enough"''''':



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28th Apr '16 2:57:45 PM Green_lantern40
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* ArtifactTitle: "Texarkana" from ''Out of Time''. The name was in the original set of lyrics Stipe wrote for the song before he tossed them and let Mike Mills write his own (Mills ended up [[StepUpToTheMicrophone singing lead vocals on the song]] as a result), also rendering the title a [[NonAppearingTitle non-appearing one]].

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"Texarkana" from ''Out of Time''. The name was in the original set of lyrics Stipe wrote for the song before he tossed them and let Mike Mills write his own (Mills ended up [[StepUpToTheMicrophone singing lead vocals on the song]] as a result), also rendering the title a [[NonAppearingTitle non-appearing one]].one]].
** Similarly, "The Lifting" from ''Reveal'' had the lyric "You said you'd found the lifting" replaced by "You said the air was singing" in the transition from demo to album.



** "New Test Leper" from ''New Adventures in Hi-Fi'', "Texarkana" from ''Out of Time'' and "Good Advices" from ''Fables'' also count. "Feeling Gravitys Pull" from the latter album comes close in the chorus.

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** "New Test Leper" from ''New Adventures in Hi-Fi'', "Texarkana" and "Country Feedback" from ''Out of Time'' Time'', "The Lifting" from ''Reveal'' and "Good Advices" from ''Fables'' also count. "Feeling Gravitys Pull" from the latter album comes close in the chorus.



* TheNotRemix: The "Mutual Drum Horn Mix" of "Finest Worksong", which differs from the ''Document'' version in that the drums and horn section are given more prominence in the mix. Similarly, there's the "Different Vocal Mix" of "Gardening At Night", featuring an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin alternate take of Stipe singing the lead vocals.]] Coincidentally, both appear on ''Eponymous''.

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* TheNotRemix: The "Mutual Drum Horn Mix" of "Finest Worksong", which differs from the ''Document'' version in that the drums and horn section are given more prominence in the mix.mix, and a horn section (by the Uptown Horns) has been added. Similarly, there's the "Different Vocal Mix" of "Gardening At Night", featuring an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin alternate take of Stipe singing the lead vocals.]] Coincidentally, both appear on ''Eponymous''.



** "Feeling Gravity's Pull" references [[{{surrealism}} surrealist]] photographer Man Ray.

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** "Feeling Gravity's Gravitys Pull" references [[{{surrealism}} surrealist]] photographer Man Ray.



** "Little America" includes the line "Jefferson, I think we're lost" in reference to Jefferson Holt, who was their manager at the time. Later post-Holt performances of the song changed the line to "Washington, I think we're lost", referencing the band's disillusionment with the government.

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** "Little America" includes the line "Jefferson, I think we're lost" in reference to Jefferson Holt, who at the time was their manager at (and bus driver, hence the time.phrase). Later post-Holt performances of the song changed the line to "Washington, I think we're lost", referencing the band's disillusionment with the government.



** "Departure" includes the lyric "Win a eulogy from William Greider", referencing an author and journalist known for writing about economics. Michael Stipe was asked about the line in a Rolling Stone interview [[note]]Greider wrote a regular column for Rolling Stone in the eighties and nineties[[/note]], and admitted he just mentioned the writer because he needed a rhyme with "spider".

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** "Departure" includes the lyric "Win a eulogy from William Greider", referencing an author and journalist known for writing about economics. Michael Stipe was asked about the line in a Rolling Stone interview [[note]]Greider wrote a regular column for Rolling Stone in the eighties and nineties[[/note]], and admitted he just mentioned the writer because he needed a rhyme with "spider". "hang-glider" and "spider".
** "Disturbance at the Heron House" is one to ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', at least according to WordOfGod.
19th Apr '16 6:53:43 AM Solace
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* UncommonTime: The chorus of "Wanderlust" alternates between 7/4 and 4/4. "Sad Professor" also has an unconventional time signature.
4th Apr '16 4:17:44 PM Green_lantern40
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* ArtifactTitle: "Texarkana" from ''Out of Time''. The name was in the original set of lyrics Stipe wrote for the song before he tossed them and let Mike Mills write his own (Mills ended up [[StepUpToTheMicrophone singing lead vocals on the song]] as a result), also rendering the title a [[NonAppearingTitle non-appearing one]].
21st Mar '16 1:52:20 PM DavidDelony
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* LeadBassist: Mike Mills' bass playing is very melodic and especially prominent on the band's early recordings. As R.E.M was heavily democratic, he also contributed a lot of songwriting.
21st Feb '16 2:43:53 AM bt8257
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-->-- Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

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-->-- Michael Stipe of R.E.M.
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12th Feb '16 6:12:16 PM Exxolon
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R.E.M. were an AlternativeRock band from Athens, Georgia, the same city from where Music/TheB52s came a few years before. They were formed in 1980 when University of Georgia student Michael Stipe (vocals) met Peter Buck (guitar), who worked at a record store. They discovered that they shared a similar taste for "art-punk" acts such as Music/{{Television}}, Music/PattiSmith, and the Music/VelvetUnderground. This led them to form a band with two other U of G students, Mike Mills (bass) and Bill Berry (drums). Under the name R.E.M., the band recorded the only single ever released on Hib-Tone Records, "Radio Free Europe" b/w "Sitting Still." "Radio Free Europe's" combination of punk attitude and folk-rock guitars influenced by PowerPop (especially Music/BigStar) pretty much invented a specific form of AlternativeRock named JanglePop, and led to them being picked up by I.R.S. Records.

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R.'''R.E.M. ''' were an AlternativeRock band from Athens, Georgia, the same city from where Music/TheB52s came a few years before. They were formed in 1980 when University of Georgia student Michael Stipe (vocals) met Peter Buck (guitar), who worked at a record store. They discovered that they shared a similar taste for "art-punk" acts such as Music/{{Television}}, Music/PattiSmith, and the Music/VelvetUnderground. This led them to form a band with two other U of G students, Mike Mills (bass) and Bill Berry (drums). Under the name R.E.M., the band recorded the only single ever released on Hib-Tone Records, "Radio Free Europe" b/w "Sitting Still." "Radio Free Europe's" combination of punk attitude and folk-rock guitars influenced by PowerPop (especially Music/BigStar) pretty much invented a specific form of AlternativeRock named JanglePop, and led to them being picked up by I.R.S. Records.
9th Feb '16 12:19:06 PM MikeK
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** "Departure" includes the lyric "Win a eulogy from William Greider", referencing an author and journalist known for writing about economics. Michael Stipe was asked about the line in a Rolling Stone interview [[note]]Greider wrote a regular column for Rolling Stone in the eighties and nineties[[/note]], and admitted he just mentioned the writer because he needed a rhyme with "spider".
23rd Nov '15 11:05:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** "Binky The Doormat", though the chorus comes slightly close with the lyric "I wore my doormat face". The rest of the title is a ''ShakesTheClown'' ShoutOut.

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** "Binky The Doormat", though the chorus comes slightly close with the lyric "I wore my doormat face". The rest of the title is a ''ShakesTheClown'' ''Film/ShakesTheClown'' ShoutOut.
18th Nov '15 2:54:36 PM Solace
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** The chorus to "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight" since Stipe manages to compress the entire sentence into one second.

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** The chorus to "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight" Tonite" since Stipe manages to compress the entire sentence into one second.



* LyricalColdOpen: "King of Comedy" from ''Monster'', "The Wake-Up Bomb" and "New Test Leper" from ''New Adventures in Hi-Fi'', "Parakeet" from ''Up'', and "We All Go Back to Where We Belong."

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* LyricalColdOpen: "King LyricalColdOpen:
**"King
of Comedy" from ''Monster'', "The ''Monster''.
**"The
Wake-Up Bomb" and "New Test Leper" from ''New Adventures in Hi-Fi'', "Parakeet" Hi-Fi''.
**"Parakeet" and the hidden track "I'm Not Over You"
from ''Up'', and "We ''Up''.
**"Supernatural Superserious" from ''Accelerate''.
**"We
All Go Back to Where We Belong."



** Has been known to go up to 6 on tracks like the stuff from ''Monster'' and ''Revolution'' from its session. Also, "Departure" from ''New Adventures in Hi-Fi'' and several tracks from Accelerate.

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** Has been known to go up to 6 on tracks like the stuff from ''Monster'' and ''Revolution'' from its session. Also, "Departure" from ''New Adventures in Hi-Fi'' and several tracks from Accelerate.''Accelerate''.



** "Leaving New York" is an hard 1-borderline 2.

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** "Leaving New York" is an a hard 1-borderline 2.



** Many people thought that The Great Beyond was called "I'm Pushing An Elephant Up The Stairs" when released.

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** Many people thought that The "The Great Beyond Beyond" was called "I'm Pushing An Elephant Up The Stairs" when released.
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