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Post by Jono Volpone » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:46

Super Furry Daniel wrote:Talk About The Passion
Fall On Me
Gardening At Night
You Are Everything
Superwoman (I know it's a cover, but it's an amazing cover)
It's called Superman, Dan!

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:47

Yeah Dan! Get with the programme!
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Fri Dec 14, 2007 17:45

Jono2cv wrote:
Super Furry Daniel wrote:Talk About The Passion
Fall On Me
Gardening At Night
You Are Everything
Superwoman (I know it's a cover, but it's an amazing cover)
It's called Superman, Dan!
Not on MY copy of Life's Rich Pageant.

http://stason.org/TULARC/music-bands/r. ... -diff.html

I reckon I have an excuse.

Fairly sure the song by The Clique is also called Superwoman...

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Post by Jono Volpone » Fri Dec 14, 2007 18:53

Super Furry Daniel wrote:
Jono2cv wrote: It's called Superman, Dan!
Not on MY copy of Life's Rich Pageant.

http://stason.org/TULARC/music-bands/r. ... -diff.html

I reckon I have an excuse.

Fairly sure the song by The Clique is also called Superwoman...
Oh wow, I didn't know that. My Lifes (no apostrophe for REM!) Rich Pageant is a reissue so it does say Superman, but the track order's still wrong.

I'm still dead excited about the new REM album. If they do a decent job of recording the songs and don't over-produce them this time it should be great. Here's my favourite of the new songs, although they all sound good: -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRVxOmu87MA

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Post by Jono Volpone » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:35

Their new album, "Accelerate", comes out on March 31st here and April 1st in the US. According to the word on the net it is "really rather excellent".

The band are doing some kind of weird (old-school REM-esque perhaps?) build up/count down to its release here: -

http://www.ninetynights.com

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Post by Jono Volpone » Wed Feb 06, 2008 19:23

Here's a stream of the new single: -

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/fork ... ous-stream

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So, Central Rain
Radio Free Europe
Nightswimming
E-bow the letter
Losing my religion
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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

Post by Jono Volpone » Tue Mar 25, 2008 16:52

Did anybody else hear their concert from the Royal Albert Hall on Radio 2 last night? It was ace, especially the new songs! 'Living Well is the Best Revenge' and 'Houston' have totally made it into my all-time favourite R.E.M. songs list.
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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

Post by alongwaltz » Wed Mar 26, 2008 06:20

Off the top of my head:

Imitation Of Life
At My Most Beautiful
Bad Day
Radio Free Europe
Fall On Me

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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

Post by darvé » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:06

Last nights set list at the Apple store gig. West of the Fields, Auctioneer and Fall on Me would all have been fantastic to hear.

'Bad Day'
'Auctioneer'
'Supernatural Superserious'
'Fall On Me'
'Mansize Wreath'
'Hollow Man'
'West of the Fields'
'Houston'
'Living Well is the Best Revenger'
'Man on the Moon'
'I'm Gonna DJ'
'Walk Unafraid'
'Bring The Horse To Water'
and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

Post by Jono Volpone » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:40

davo wrote:Last nights set list at the Apple store gig. West of the Fields, Auctioneer and Fall on Me would all have been fantastic to hear.

'Bad Day'
'Auctioneer'
'Supernatural Superserious'
'Fall On Me'
'Mansize Wreath'
'Hollow Man'
'West of the Fields'
'Houston'
'Living Well is the Best Revenger'
'Man on the Moon'
'I'm Gonna DJ'
'Walk Unafraid'
'Bring The Horse To Water'
They would indeed! As would Living Well, Horse to Water, and Houston. Good little set list that.
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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

Post by tubby » Mon Mar 02, 2009 13:57

Without giving it too much thought -

These Days
So. Central Rain
Wendell Gee
Find The River
King Of Birds
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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

Post by indiansummer » Mon Mar 02, 2009 14:11

Hmmmggghhhhaarrrgghhhhhaarrummmpppphhhheeeerrrooohhh...

1. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
2. Radio Free Europe
3. Pop Song '89
4. Pretty Persuasion
5. Driver 8

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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

Post by indiansummer » Mon Mar 02, 2009 14:14

Oh fuck, i've just remembered Imitation Of Life, Let Me In, Catapult and a zillion others. Argh.

Monty Got A Raw Deal was my favourite as a kid, by miles, but curiously enough i can't remember how it goes right now.
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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

Post by tompony » Mon Mar 02, 2009 14:19

Let Me In is great. I remember trying to imitate the guitar sound using a tiny amp and a Zoom 505 FX box, years and years ago. It wasn't really happening.

Was the most recent album any good, then? I'm sort of curious but at the same time can't really be bothered to listen to it.

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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

Post by Jono Volpone » Mon Mar 02, 2009 15:32

tompony wrote:Let Me In is great. I remember trying to imitate the guitar sound using a tiny amp and a Zoom 505 FX box, years and years ago. It wasn't really happening.

Was the most recent album any good, then? I'm sort of curious but at the same time can't really be bothered to listen to it.
The acoustic version of Let Me In that they played on their 2008 tour was lovely - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey9D6d_G408

Their last album was great in my opinion. I quite like Up, although it's not entirely to my taste, find Reveal pretty boring, although it has a few gems, but Around The Sun is mostly pretty dire. Accelerate, however, is one of my favourite of all their albums, and its first track, Living Well is the Best Revenge, is without doubt one of my absolute favourite ever R.E.M. songs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EjeFFigE1Y
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Re: REM: Your Favourite Five Songs

Post by tompony » Mon Mar 02, 2009 15:45

Aha! My thoughts on the other "post-good" albums pretty much match yours so perhaps I should overcome my laziness and give it a chance.

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