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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

R.E.M

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Haven't posted a blog in ages and, well, this is something I thought I'd blog about.
 
Heard last Wednesday night that R.E.M, one of my favourite, if not my favourite, band has disbanded :(
 
The past week I've been solely listening to their music, some old and some of their new stuff. It's hard to believe, I remember first hearing and getting into R.E.M. Must have been in 2005-2006 I started listening to them, perhaps 2007 I really started getting into them, buying a few of their albums to listen to, mainly greatest hits, but I did buy Monster, Green and their 2 most recent albums Accelerate and Collapse Into Now.
 
I have so many favourite tracks, my absolute favourite being Man on the Moon, other favourites being It's the End of the World as We Know It, Orange Crush, Radio Free Europe (their first ever single), Let Me In, Driver 8 and many more. I have posted a cover of Living Well is the Best Revenge on my page, the cover is crap, but it's my way of paying homage to one of the greatest bands ever.
 
My greatest sadness is that they never did a tour to follow up Collapse Into Now, ever since I saw them live at Twickenham Stadium on 30th August 2008 I was desparate to see them again, it was one of the best nights of my life and one I will never forget. Upon hearing they were releasing Collapse Into Now, their 15th studio album, I was hoping they would have another tour, sadly in an interview Michael Stipe confirmed they would'nt tour this album, which saddened me, but I thought there would be more time for more tours, sadly, as I realised last Wednesday, this would never happen. So ends one of the greatest bands alive and one I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to and I would thoroughly miss.
 
R.I.P R.E.M, I will never stop listening to your music, never stop enjoying it.
Thanks for some great albums and some fantastic music in my life.
 
Ollie
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