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Title: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: denny on September 22, 2011, 04:51:56 PM
After 31 years, R.E.M. is calling it quits.  One of my all time favorite bands.  They changed the shape of the music biz, too.  A lot of what's going on today in the biz wouldn't be happening without their groundbreaking ideas.  Thanks, guys....it's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine....

http://youtu.be/Z0GFRcFm-aY
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: euge on September 22, 2011, 05:13:30 PM
That's too bad, but all good things must come to an end as they say. I jammed to REM for many many hours back in the 80's and 90's. There's only a couple of current bands that I can say the same for.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: tschmidlin on September 22, 2011, 05:50:13 PM
Ah, bummer.  I like that band.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: denny on September 22, 2011, 05:56:47 PM
Ah, bummer.  I like that band.

So, you were like about 3 when they started?  ;)
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: morticaixavier on September 22, 2011, 06:01:45 PM
Ah, bummer.  I like that band.

So, you were like about 3 when they started?  ;)

I was 4 but I absolutly think of them as part of the sound track of my generation. It's a loss but at least we still have all that music. aint recording wonderful.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: tschmidlin on September 22, 2011, 06:09:07 PM
Ah, bummer.  I like that band.

So, you were like about 3 when they started?  ;)
They started in the 80's!

And anyway, I was born in the 60's.  The very, very, tail end of the 60's, but still the 60's. ;D
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: nicneufeld on September 22, 2011, 06:12:54 PM
I remember the first gig of my first teenage band, we played that tune...I'd never even heard it before, they taught me the chord changes, simple as they are, before we went on.

31 years is a good run for a band!  At least they didn't fizzle out playing USAF base dance gigs like another famous band from the 80s!  :D
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: bluesman on September 22, 2011, 06:40:06 PM
Yes...gone but not forgotten. They left behind a very fine catalog of selections for us to remember them by.

They will have to have a reunion tour sometime, just as many of the other bands from years past.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: glastctbrew on September 22, 2011, 07:32:59 PM
Ah, bummer.  I like that band.

So, you were like about 3 when they started?  ;)

I was 4 but I absolutly think of them as part of the sound track of my generation. It's a loss but at least we still have all that music. aint recording wonderful.

Hooked by "Shiny Happy Monsters" on Sesame Street?  ;)

I keep my car iPod on random song and I always smile when R.E.M. pops up.   They will be missed but they will never be forgotten.  Blah, that sounds far to cliche.    I won't really miss them because I have a ton of their music in my library but it still sucks.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: EHall on September 22, 2011, 10:50:39 PM
.... thats you in the corner... crying like a little baby...
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: punatic on September 22, 2011, 11:38:44 PM
Ah, bummer.  I like that band.

So, you were like about 3 when they started?  ;)
They started in the 80's!

And anyway, I was born in the 60's.  The very, very, tail end of the 60's, but still the 60's. ;D

Whipper-snapper!   :D
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: denny on September 22, 2011, 11:44:16 PM
They started in the 80's!

And anyway, I was born in the 60's.  The very, very, tail end of the 60's, but still the 60's. ;D

Wow, you're old!   :D
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: weazletoe on September 22, 2011, 11:48:13 PM
Ah, bummer.  I like that band.

So, you were like about 3 when they started?  ;)

I was 4 but I absolutly think of them as part of the sound track of my generation. It's a loss but at least we still have all that music. aint recording wonderful.

 I feel the same way. I was born in 77. There one of those bands, kind of like Led Zepplin that spans so many generations. No matter what your age, they rock, and you just love them. They helped to make us all the "Shiny Happy People" we are today.  :D
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: dannyjed on September 23, 2011, 02:16:25 AM
A great band with integrity.  I saw them in '89 and they were even cool enough to have the Minutemen open up for them in the mid 80's.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: BrewingRover on September 23, 2011, 02:43:55 AM
I feel the same way. I was born in 77. There one of those bands, kind of like Led Zepplin that spans so many generations. No matter what your age, they rock, and you just love them. They helped to make us all the "Shiny Happy People" we are today.  :D
I'm sorry, but Shiny Happy People makes me want to gouge my ears with an ice pick >:(

OTOH, Automatic for the People is one of my all time favorite albums. Murmur and Lifes Rich Pageant are way up there as well.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: tubercle on September 23, 2011, 04:12:14 AM

 I feel the same way. I was born in 77.

 The year my first daughter was born :o :o :o

 Great band..what Denny said. They left their mark on the World.

 Rock on.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: tschmidlin on September 23, 2011, 05:29:47 AM
Whipper-snapper!   :D
Only compared to some ;)

Wow, you're old!   :D
Said the 14th century pot to the modern kettle . . . ;D
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: nicneufeld on September 23, 2011, 12:54:29 PM
I was about to comment on how old I felt seeing people on here talk about how they were in high school during Sept 11th.  I was in college...I suppose I'm still youngish by the books, but I feel old, very old.  I like to think you're as old as you feel, and I've happily entered my crotchety old man phase.  You!  You kids!  Get off my lawn!
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: glastctbrew on September 23, 2011, 01:39:55 PM
I was about to comment on how old I felt seeing people on here talk about how they were in high school during Sept 11th.  I was in college...I suppose I'm still youngish by the books, but I feel old, very old.  I like to think you're as old as you feel, and I've happily entered my crotchety old man phase.  You!  You kids!  Get off my lawn!

Bah, age is a mental  state, ask Denny, he'll tell you.  I was born in the 60s as well, butt up against the start of them,  but I still feel young! 
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: phillamb168 on September 23, 2011, 02:04:29 PM
1984.

 ;D
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: glastctbrew on September 23, 2011, 03:39:10 PM
Ah, a fine year.  That's the year I graduated from Northeastern! ;D
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: Kit B on September 23, 2011, 08:54:15 PM
I was born in '74...Bands like REM & the B-52s wrote much of the soundtrack of my youth, even though they seemed 'Half a World Away'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLMnpB51vVM

(Sorry, that was probably a terrible plug.)
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: morticaixavier on September 23, 2011, 09:14:51 PM
What made me feel old was when I guy I was in a class with one day said 'who's david bowie?'
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: jeffy on September 23, 2011, 09:35:02 PM
What made me feel old was when I guy I was in a class with one day said 'who's david bowie?'

For some reason, rap music makes me feel old.  Every person less than 20 years old seems to have rap on his or her radio/cd/ipod.  It's not pretty, it's not easy to listen to, and I'm thinking that they don't like it either - they just play it to annoy people older than 20.  Works for me.
I was born in 1952, so I hit the perfect music period when I was 16 to 25.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: punatic on September 24, 2011, 09:00:46 AM
I was about to comment on how old I felt seeing people on here talk about how they were in high school during Sept 11th.  I was in college...I suppose I'm still youngish by the books, but I feel old, very old.  I like to think you're as old as you feel, and I've happily entered my crotchety old man phase.  You!  You kids!  Get off my lawn!

I was in college when 9/11 happened.  I graduated in 2003.  I was 48 when I graduated.

All that age s*** is relativistic.  I've been traveling at 0.95C for 56 years my time.  It's been over three centuries Earth time.  I took my Principles of Electricity course with Professor Benjamin Franklin.  I learned calculus from Liebnitz. (Newton was only partially right - see Einstein).

Crotchety old man phase?  I'm too busy riding my bike, hiking the lava flows, and freediving on the coastline to be crotchety.  I'll save the crotchety s*** for the 23rd century.

Was Frankenstein just Einstein being frank?
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: Mark G on September 24, 2011, 01:17:32 PM
1984.

 ;D
Got here just in time for the Bears last Super Bowl win.  :(  I was in 8th grade at the time.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: beersk on September 25, 2011, 05:05:40 AM
There's a lot of bands today that have been around just as long that I wish would break up.  R.E.M. wouldn't have been one of them though.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: majorvices on September 25, 2011, 04:11:40 PM
The break up came as news to me. I had no idea they were still considered "together". Thought they had called it quits back in the mid 90's. Then again, I've never been a fan.
Title: Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
Post by: weazletoe on September 25, 2011, 07:57:42 PM
. They helped to make us all the "Shiny Happy People" we are today.  :D
I'm sorry, but Shiny Happy People makes me want to gouge my ears with an ice pick >:(

Somone always has to come in, and pee on my parade.  ::)