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  • Posted on Nov 09 at 8:57 pm by raynay96

    Thank you guys, for the soundtrack to life. The first time I heard "The One I Love," I was in middle school and only ever heard whatever music my parents played on the car radio- until that song. It flicked a switch- I needed to know what R.E.M. was and have been listening to every word ever since. R.E.M.'s music has been playing through every event in life- junior high school dances, first-kisses, senior prom and yearbook parties, college road-trips (including my first live R.E.M.

  • Posted on Nov 09 at 8:31 pm by zuton23

    Although this is not my favorite REM song, its the one that got me hooked. I knew of REM in november 1994, but listening to the radio one evening, this new song blasted onto the air. What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh. that was it. i was hooked not quite sure what this stipe fellow was saying but i liked it. As soon as it finished i was on the phone to my sister. "i know what you can get me for christmas" Monster was on its way. followed by Automatic for the people. next up was The best of (IRS) not what i expected but i just got me more hooked.

  • Posted on Nov 09 at 8:08 pm by adamstipe

    Supernatural Superserious heralded a new direction for R.E.M. Rising from the ashes of Around the Sun, R.E.M had a point to prove. One of my fondest memories of the band around this time was travelling to Dublin to see the first night of the working rehearsals at the Olympia Theatre. My wife and I popped into the Bono/Edge co owned Clarence Hotel to have a quick nosy (and use the little boy’s room). On the way out we chatted to a very friendly door man who mentioned the band were staying at the hotel and were due to exit the hotel sometime soon to sound check.

  • Posted on Nov 09 at 7:37 pm by distiple77

    This is not my favourite REM song but then it's too difficult to chose one anyway. One of my greatest REM memories is seeing them live for the first time in Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium. This was my first stadium gig and all the more exciting to watch the greatest band there.
    I will always remember the crowd going absolutely crazy when the opening rock chords of WTFK came on. Fantastic atmosphere and one of the best days of my life