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.