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About 20 years ago had tickets for Move urban festival at LCCC

REM headlined the last day  

I don't mind them, like some of their hits but they were never for me in terms of listening to albums and never made any attempt to go watching them 

After getting on it the previous two days there (manics and Charlatans were the other headliners) I nearly didn't bother with the Sunday

Was one of the best gigs I've ever been to, Stipe was a great front man

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2 hours ago, Zico said:

About 20 years ago had tickets for Move urban festival at LCCC

REM headlined the last day  

I don't mind them, like some of their hits but they were never for me in terms of listening to albums and never made any attempt to go watching them 

After getting on it the previous two days there (manics and Charlatans were the other headliners) I nearly didn't bother with the Sunday

Was one of the best gigs I've ever been to, Stipe was a great front man

Not a massive fan of REM, they were good songs to start learning guitar. Might not be a popular choice but my favourite album is New Adventures in HiFi - still listen to it, its by far their best album.

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7 hours ago, Not in Crawley said:

Not a massive fan of REM, they were good songs to start learning guitar. Might not be a popular choice but my favourite album is New Adventures in HiFi - still listen to it, its by far their best album.

I don't even have a favourite album 

I like the songs 

Sidewinder sleeps tonight 

Imitation of life 

Leave 

End of the world as we know it

 

I can't stand losing my religion 

But they have enough decent hits to put on a good show 

 

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6 minutes ago, Zico said:

I don't even have a favourite album 

I like the songs 

Sidewinder sleeps tonight 

Imitation of life 

Leave 

End of the world as we know it

 

I can't stand losing my religion 

But they have enough decent hits to put on a good show 

 

Get New Adventures stuck on Electrolite is a belter

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New Adventures is very very good. Though suffered from being thought of as recorded on tour in soundchecks throwaway kind of thing. E-bow is stunning as is Electrolite, Leave, etc. 

I’d recommend Lifes Rich Pageant and and Murmur as the best of the 80s stuff. Automatic is of course their well known classic and chock full of songs you’ll know.

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22 minutes ago, Not in Crawley said:

The Mrs is at Sunday Brunch tomorrow and I believe the Lottery Winners are performing if you're into them.

What is she cooking?

Is that the one with that cunt Lovejoy on?

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On 04/07/2023 at 10:36, Not in Crawley said:

Not a massive fan of REM, they were good songs to start learning guitar. Might not be a popular choice but my favourite album is New Adventures in HiFi - still listen to it, its by far their best album.

I’d probably say Life’s Rich Pageant, Green or Document are the best albums. All depends at which point they came into your life. As for set lists, they have such a rich abundance of songs - it’s almost impossible to call.

Sadly, when I saw Stipe the other week, they’d agreed to allow some female singer on stage for the encore - at which point they performed Sidewinder and Shiny Happy People - two of my least favourite songs… the latter killed the band for a while IMO. Though, I’ve no doubt its a pisstake.

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3 hours ago, Smiley said:

I’d probably say Life’s Rich Pageant, Green or Document are the best albums. All depends at which point they came into your life. As for set lists, they have such a rich abundance of songs - it’s almost impossible to call.

Sadly, when I saw Stipe the other week, they’d agreed to allow some female singer on stage for the encore - at which point they performed Sidewinder and Shiny Happy People - two of my least favourite songs… the latter killed the band for a while IMO. Though, I’ve no doubt it’s a pisstake.

Shiny Happy People was a slogan used by the Chinese government at the time of Tainamen Square. The arrangement with Katie Pearson should have enhanced rather killed  the irony 

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On 26/07/2023 at 18:30, green genie said:

Shiny Happy People was a slogan used by the Chinese government at the time of Tainamen Square. The arrangement with Katie Pearson should have enhanced rather killed  the irony 

I probably knew that once upon a time and then forgot. Some great facts on this thread. It was actually used for the opening credits to Friends before The Rembrandts song. MS says he loves the song but wouldn’t want to sing it!

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/rem/shiny-happy-people#:~:text=The title and chorus are,killing hundreds of them. >>

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