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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby Goat Boy » 02 Oct 2014, 21:29

sloopjohnc wrote:If I had to describe REM in one word, it would be "Quacoan."


If only Stipe had gone full Gabriel on us

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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby clive gash » 02 Oct 2014, 21:29

Yeah or, "The stuff Coan likes, guitars and poetry".
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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby clive gash » 02 Oct 2014, 21:34

Goat Boy wrote:
clive gash wrote:I worked in a record shop when "Monster" came out, this was just off the back of the knock-'em-out-the-park success of "Automatic...". In the lunch hour of that Monday we must've sold 200 copies of the damn thing and throughout the rest of that week they all came back as the bespoke orange-tinted CD tray in each one was brittle enough to lose teeth at the slightest touch and the replacement black ones we had just didn't have the necessary modish allure. God dammit REM.


I have no idea what the fuck you are on about.


I disliked Monster at the time but I think it's aged really well actually.


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The orange cd tray here y'see. each one fucked and needing like-for-like replacements which we didn't have. 200 refunds later...

Not the greatest story I'd agree.
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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby oliltownofkathlehem » 02 Oct 2014, 21:36

sloopjohnc wrote:If I had to describe REM in one word, it would be "Quacoan."

Translated as Qua, Latin for "What the fuck?" with "Coan" meaning artfully disheveled while writing lyrics on the side as an English teacher in a far off Eastern European country.


mwhahaha.

i gave quaco the name originally, ya know. i get no credit.

however, quaco is finally lettin his bitch flag fly.

we should be supportive of him during this crucial time.

*hugs*

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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby Belle Lettre » 02 Oct 2014, 21:37

you mean "butch"
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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 02 Oct 2014, 21:39

sloopjohnc wrote:If I had to describe REM in one word, it would be "Quacoan."

Translated as Qua, Latin for "What the fuck?" with "Coan" meaning artfully disheveled while writing lyrics on the side as an English teacher in a far off Eastern European country.


'far off Eastern European country'? Don't let THEM hear you saying that!

This REM video means a lot to me. Mainly 'cos it reminds me of the Prague of old, which I enjoyed very much 20 years ago through a permanently-drunken haze (and usually with a local girl).

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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby Goat Boy » 02 Oct 2014, 21:43

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This REM video means a lot to me. Mainly 'cos it reminds me of the Prague of old, which I enjoyed very much 20 years ago through a permanently-drunken haze (and usually with a local girl).



Oh aye. Tell us more, STUD.


There's lots of good stuff on New Adventures actually.
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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby clive gash » 02 Oct 2014, 21:44

Did she have a moustache like Patti's?
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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby Goat Boy » 02 Oct 2014, 21:46

There's something, I dunno, feral about a woman with armpit hair.

Did she have hairy oxsters, John?
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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby clive gash » 02 Oct 2014, 21:47

Come on John, tell us about her hairy e-bow.
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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 02 Oct 2014, 21:50

Prague in the 90s? Like Paris in the 20s. A more beery sort of decadence, tho'. I think most of you would have been naughtier than me, actually.

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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby nathan » 02 Oct 2014, 22:08

kath wrote:I'm curious. earlier you said they had some "fun singles" and were the modern dave clark five.

so are there any fun singles you would care to put up, or are you gonna stick with repeating yer hatred of the band live?

I don't mind Finest Worksong and Drive.

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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby oliltownofkathlehem » 02 Oct 2014, 22:34

i just relistened to new adventures a few days ago, and i think it's pretty great.

goat boy said it about monster, but i think these later albums have aged well. (with a nod to the red heifer.)

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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby oliltownofkathlehem » 02 Oct 2014, 22:39

nathan wrote:
kath wrote:I'm curious. earlier you said they had some "fun singles" and were the modern dave clark five.

so are there any fun singles you would care to put up, or are you gonna stick with repeating yer hatred of the band live?

I don't mind Finest Worksong and Drive.


hatz brought up finest worksong, too. as it is in my top five, i will put it up. becuz i can.



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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby clive gash » 02 Oct 2014, 22:49

Ooh, top five

5. Crazy
4. Cuyahoga
3. Wolves, Lower
2. Sitting Still
1. Little America
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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 14 Dec 2014, 01:25

Darkness_Fish wrote:This is a big fucking mess of absolute shit from the off.

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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 01 Dec 2018, 23:53

Anyone watching that BBC Four thing right now? There's some LAME FUCKING SHIT on offer!
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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby Quaco » 07 Dec 2018, 19:10

SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON wrote:

Stipe can be a charming guy. He really does seem shy, and that can be sweet. But when he says "There are humiliating moments. There are terrible dips in taste -- and then there are triumphant moments. It's the arc of an entire career", I don't believe him. He's only saying there were bad moments so he can say there were great ones, and it's a facile wrap-up like the kind of thing rock stars say when they get older, as if they've really learned something in all the years. When often the lapses in taste are the good parts. I don't think Stipe actually feels one thing is better than another. He's just saying what he thinks he should (or shouldn't if he wants to be the contrary edgy artist). But don't get me started! :D

That bit where he is just singing "The One I Love" and going down to commune with the fans in front was good.
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Re: BCB 130 - REM

Postby Hightea » 09 Dec 2018, 03:22

Bought Chronic Town in the spring of 83 played Lower, Wolves, GAN and Carnival of Sorts to death and saw them open for The Police and Joan Jett at Shea Stadium, That fall started college at Univ of Maine and was playing the album and this guy walks into the room saying they are playing in two weeks and if I wanted to help setup. It was my college friends theme music for the first few years, After that saw REM at least once on every tour thru UP. Always surprised they got so big.

Went thru so many eras of REM hard these days to pin down my favorite we play about 9 of their albums on shuffle these days plus a few live.
These days I would order them this way

Fables of the Reconstruction
Lifes Rich Pageant
Reckoning
Murmur
Document
Monster
Out of Time
New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Automatic for the People
Green

Also glad I caught them on the final tour with guest Johnny Marr

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