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R.E.M. Is No More...  
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

After 30 years on the road, band members decided to go their separate ways...
http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=670895&GT1=28102

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Their music was part of the soundtrack of my life growing up.


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12970 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Weird, I just heard a riff of theirs being used on a segue on TV and thought to myself that I hadn't heard any of their music in a while... I don't think I have any on my iPod, but I probably have the CDs some where in the attic. I guess that says it all, no?


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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

I've been a fan since Lifes Rich Pageant came out in the mid-80s. I think Automatic for the People was a great album, but they kinda lost me after that. Not that they went stale or anything, it's just their and my musical tastes took different paths.


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User currently offlinedesertjets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

R.E.M. is the band I think of when I think of late 80s, early 90s indie/alternative/college rock. TBH I didn't even know that they were still touring or making albums.


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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2610 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

They had a good run. Nothing wrong with calling it quits when you've pretty much said all you have to say musically. There's a lot of bands that just keep on plugging along well past the time they should have retired the brand. Like old athletes that don't know when to call it a career.

User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7846 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

For me they pretty much ended when Berry left.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40073 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Christmas came early this year. Good riddance!
Never liked Michael Stipes whinny voice.



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User currently offlineAutothrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1610 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
Christmas came early this year. Good riddance!
Never liked Michael Stipes whinny voice.

Couldn't agree more, horrible music, horrible "voice" great its over.

Though i can understand the fan' s "sadness"



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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

I was in a curry house and fainted when I heard the news.



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User currently offlinetrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

Ran into Michael Stipes in Athens a couple times, the guy's an ass. Never really was a big fan of theirs.

User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

I'm not a huge fan of them, though I do like a few of their songs. I was wondering if there was a thread about this and I'm glad there is. Like them or not, they were a very influental band even though they haven't done much in recent years.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40073 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Quoting trav110 (Reply 10):
Ran into Michael Stipes in Athens a couple times, the guy's an ass.

Is his talking voice as whiney as his singing voice?

Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 11):
Like them or not, they were a very influental band

...and that has not been a good thing. They have influenced a whole generation of crappy, whiney, wimpy male rock vocalist.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

Saw them in concert back in '89 on their "Green" tour. They had alot of energy and the music was enjoyable. Following that I just lost interest as their following albums were rather morose and quite boring. I too honestly thought they packed it in years ago.

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