HIT OF SHIT #1

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HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby space. invadere » 10 Jan 2018, 23:35

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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 10 Jan 2018, 23:38

Imitation of Life was their last high spot.
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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Jan 2018, 23:43

It's a silly lyric, and I certainly take no pleasure in watching him move awkwardly, but (particularly by REM standards) it's very hummable.

I surprise myself by voting 'hit.'
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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 Jan 2018, 23:44

I couldn't even get through it.
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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby space. invadere » 10 Jan 2018, 23:47

kewl klive wrote:Imitation of Life was their last high spot.


I have a soft spot for 'Discoverer', from their last album.

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HERE IT IS! :o

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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby Sneelock » 11 Jan 2018, 00:02

Hmm. At least we are spared the experience of looking at Stipe’s great, quivering, mis-shapen Head!
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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby The Modernist » 11 Jan 2018, 00:03

Yeah, it's REM on autopilot, like a chef working with ingredients that have long gone stale.
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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby space. invadere » 11 Jan 2018, 00:07

Yeah but you never liked them ANYWAY!
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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby fange » 11 Jan 2018, 00:11

It's ok, the chorus in particular. Like an old blanket which still holds some warmth.
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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby Dr Markus » 11 Jan 2018, 02:16

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiite.
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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby Dayodead » 11 Jan 2018, 02:39

kewl klive wrote:Imitation of Life was their last high spot.


'Accelerate' and 'Collapse into Now' have songs far better than "Imitation of Life" (and "The Great Beyond"...a perfectly passable REM tune)....

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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby The Modernist » 11 Jan 2018, 03:54

BCB's Most Tedious Poster wrote:Yeah but you never liked them ANYWAY!


I had three albums of theirs back in the day!

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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby Loki » 11 Jan 2018, 08:39

lol hit of shit
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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby Ranking Ted » 11 Jan 2018, 08:53

Its alright - clearly not prime REM but decent enough and better than a lot of the bland mulch they produced as a trio (who knew it was Bill Berry that kept it together for them?).

Voted hit as its not shit...

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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby Quaco » 11 Jan 2018, 09:07

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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby space. invadere » 11 Jan 2018, 09:15

I liked it then hated it and now I like it again. It's.....sweet

I understand the criticism of the lyrics. Oasis used to always get 'the words are shit', but REM got 'enigmatic'. It's all the same bollocks really.

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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby The Red Heifer » 11 Jan 2018, 10:24

Beautiful song, love the absolute shit out of it. Is it nostalgia for being 17 again? Probably contributes to it, but I still belt it out pretty decently when I hear it.
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Re: HIT OF SHIT #1

Postby northernsky » 11 Jan 2018, 12:56

Chorus is good, verse is a bit of a plod, and the two feel somewhat clumsily jammed together.
I feel much the same way about "Man on the Moon" in fact, but I prefer this one.