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Posted on Nov 08 at 10:09 PM by Anonymous
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My oldest sister and I used to listen to the cassette single version of "Stand" in her bedroom all the time. We did the dance just like the people in the video, only we got confused on which was was north and ended up just jumping all over the room, laughing. She would tell me that Michael Stipe was a babe, but I was too young to care about that. I just loved the music and being allowed to hang out in my sister's room without her yelling at me to get out. Such is the life of the little sister!

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Call my words a string of pearls, but you will find the sheen, loses all its luster

Who even knows how old I was back then? MTV was on, and they were running some special on REM. I was barely paying attention, and then they played this clip (Future 40's, )from their video Tourfilm.
My ears perked up, and I was mesmerized. I had an immediate crush on everything R.E.M. from that point on. I made my mom take me to Kmart and we bought my first album -- Eponymous.

Posted on Nov 08 at 6:56 PM by Anonymous

This one goes out to the one I love; this one goes out to the one I've left behind; a simple prop to occupy my time; this one goes out to the one I love.

Those were the first R.E.M. lyrics I heard when I was 13 years old. They followed an intense opening of beautiful drums, a melodious bass line, and a stunning arpeggio. It was nothing like I had ever heard, and I was hooked.

Growing up I listened to a lot of The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and general "stadium" type rock music. I rebelled by listening to Duran Duran and Menudo. After hearing my first R.E.M.

Posted on Nov 08 at 4:59 PM by Anonymous

Lying down on the carpet in living room, the tv was on and Losing My Religion began. I liked the video, but that time I was tired, I felt a sleep and I just listened. And nearly at the end of the song I woke up with a thought: „it's sooooo beautiful song and voice“
The next weekend I bought a tape. I didn’t know anything about the band and I didn’t even know the name of the record. I came back home with Automatic For The People. There wasn‘t the song I wanted but at first listen I loved it all !!

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