Friday, 23 September 2011

Rapid Eye Movement

I wouldn't call myself a big fan, maybe more of a sometimes listener. Although for some reason I own a large majority of their work on a mix of vinyl and cd, but you know casual listener.

9-21-11 R.E.M. call its quits and I have nothing but respect for a band that says, we've done what we want now there's no more, lets not beat a dead horse. BY no means is that a quote, just my take on  it.
This is sums things up as it is taken from the bands site .

It wasn't till I got older that I really started to appreciate what they did.
It wasn't till I decided to write this that I really grasped the amount of truly well written music R.E.M. released.
I was a child, a teen, an adult, with R.E.M. Love them or hate them you can't deny their place in music.

Top five was really difficult and this list would probably change tomorrow, but for today and the sake of...well the sake of something, here is my Top Five by Michael Stipe and the boys.

Its The End Of The World
I'm going to say this is my favorite R.E.M. song and video. Probably one of my favorite songs period.

Fall On Me

The One I Love
Who didn't like this song at one time or another

Orange Crush
A very close second to Its The End Of The World

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have been havaing problems commenting on blogs, so I hope this goes through.

I have the EXACT same take on REM as you do. Not my favorite band by a long shot, but truly a wonderful band as far as musically. I grew up listening to them and can remember some of my favorite times in high school with them in playing somewhere in the background. They would surely be a part of my high school soundtrack.

And I agree, love the way they did the busting up. Not over drugs or egos, just a simple "we came, we did it, made a shit ton of money and had some great times and now we are done."

Truly greats.