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Satellitegirl
09-21-2011, 07:51 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/click-track/post/rem-breaks-up/2011/09/21/gIQABRHQlK_blog.html

More of a "we've been doing this a long time. time to end it" type of thing, than anything negative.

Fergus
09-21-2011, 07:53 PM
:wuzrobbed

Sigh, the last vestige of my youth gone....and just in time for my Big 4-0. :(

Thanks, boys, it's been fun!

MacMadame
09-21-2011, 08:20 PM
I didn't realize they were still together...

overedge
09-21-2011, 08:25 PM
Funny, "Swan Swan H" was on the satellite radio yesterday, and I was listening to it and thinking, "Wow, REM's last few albums didn't really do much of anything, I wonder if they'll keep trying to get things going again".....maybe they heard me :P

DarrellH
09-21-2011, 08:50 PM
They're shiny, but no longer happy people?

skipaway
09-21-2011, 09:21 PM
Oh well, "Everybody Hurts".
I'll miss them, one of my favorite groups.

michiruwater
09-21-2011, 09:23 PM
I also had no clue they were still together. :shuffle:

Aussie Willy
09-21-2011, 11:54 PM
Me three about no clue they were still together.

dbell1
09-21-2011, 11:56 PM
My college years were spent with REM blasting away in the background. IRS record labels swirling around, thrilled to get the cassettes. :lol: Visionary, haunting songs and videos. Funny stuff "LEONARD BERNSTEIN!" in the lyrics, but they always made you think. The harmonies were amazing, the musicianship top notch. :40beers: to the Athens :kickass: men!

And their Hall of Fame induction song with Eddie Vedder (Man In The Moon) was awesome.

Cyn
09-22-2011, 12:56 AM
If they feel it's time, then it's time.

I was a school in Athens, GA during the mid-80's, starting when REM was still an underground, indie-rock college band (think Murmur, Reckoning, Fables of the Reconstruction, and Life's Rich Pageant). It nearly killed me when their music changed after switching to Warner Brothers and they went supernova in the mainstream, and after Green came out, they lost me as a fan, though I still love listening to their early stuff.

Has anyone here ever seen the Indie movie, "Athens Ga: Inside Out?" It's a great documentary about the music scene in Athens during the early 80s - a great retrospective of the bands that came out of that sleepy little town and made the world take notice. Definitely worth a watch - lots of vintage performance clips and interviews. I saw it earlier this year for the first time since it came out, and it was like seeing ghosts, as it was done when I was there (I was also :rofl: at the hair and clothing styles - I saw wayyy to much of that on campus). REM (a very young REM) is featured in it, both in interviews and performing Swan Swan Hummingbird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_QG6tr9mjo) (clip from the movie). It also has bands like the B-52s, Pylon, the BBQ Killers, Love Tractor, and several other groups.

Ziggy
09-22-2011, 02:19 AM
I didn't realize they were still together...

Oh, come on people! They released a very good album this year!

"ÜBerlin" is just an absolutely incredible song that gives me chills and brings me close to tears every time I hear it (which probably says more about my neuroticism than my song but still ;D):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZITh-XIikgI

BigB08822
09-22-2011, 02:57 AM
One of the guys just posted nude pics of himself. I wonder if this has anything to do with the breakup? Maybe his behavior is out of control?

Ziggy
09-22-2011, 02:58 AM
One of the guys just posted nude pics of himself. I wonder if this has anything to do with the breakup? Maybe his behavior is out of control?

LINK PLEASE! :P

BigB08822
09-22-2011, 03:00 AM
It was Michael Stipe:

http://unratedperez.com/?p=94591

overedge
09-22-2011, 03:10 AM
It was Michael Stipe:

http://unratedperez.com/?p=94591

I really like Michael Stipe, but he's not right up there on the list of guys I want to see in the nude.