Wednesday, September 21, 2011

R.E.M. Calls It A Day

Earlier today, R.E.M. announced they are amicably calling it quits after 31 years (you can read more on the story by clicking the link below). Although I consider myself a fan, I'm not upset about R.E.M.'s break up. After all, 31 years is a long time for a band and I like the fact that R.E.M. went out on their own terms. For those who are feeling down about R.E.M.'s split, it's not the end of the world as we know it because they've left us with plenty of music to enjoy. Speaking of which (since I'm a full-fledged listoholic), here are 10 of my favorite R.E.M. songs (in no particular order):

  1. Exhuming McCarthy
  2. Losing My Religion
  3. Gardening at Night
  4. Get Up
  5. Near Wild Heaven
  6. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
  7. Imitation of Life
  8. Can't Get There from Here
  9. Disturbance at the Heron House
  10. Man on the Moon
Feel free to list your fave R.E.M. tunes, as well as another other thoughts you have about them, in the comments section.

R.E.M. Break Up  

The clip below is of R.E.M.'s October 1983 performance on Late Night with David Letterman (their first appearance on national TV).


X. Dell said...

Well, sometimes we have to move on. I always thought Tina Turner was sensible for retiring.

Stagg said...

They are great...and they keep good company with U2 n' on the other end o the spectrum Sonic Youth as just some of their friends...ya can't forget about the Nirvana connections !!


Malcolm said...

X. Dell: Exactly. I hate it when an entertainer, TV show, etc. stays in the game too long and has us wanting less.

Stagg: Good call. I'll throw in The Replacements and Big Star for good measure.

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