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Offline biro

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After 15 albums and three decades, rockers R.E.M. call it a day
« on: September 21, 2011, 06:25:42 PM »
"Beside yourself if radio's gonna stay": You won't hear those words many more times, not live, at least. Georgia-based rockers R.E.M. have split up, after fifteen studio albums, countless shows and about 31 years together.

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The group was originally made up of singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and Bill Berry, who left the band in 1997.

"I hope our fans realise this wasn't an easy decision; but all things must end, and we wanted to do it right, to do it our way," Stipe said as he announced the split.

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Re: After 15 albums and three decades, rockers R.E.M. call it a day
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 09:03:03 PM »
It's the end of the world. :o
If you will, you can become all flame.
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Re: After 15 albums and three decades, rockers R.E.M. call it a day
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 09:07:00 PM »
It's the end of the world. :o

Only as we know it. ;) But I feel fine...
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Re: After 15 albums and three decades, rockers R.E.M. call it a day
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 07:15:42 PM »
It's the end of the world. :o

Only as we know it. ;) But I feel fine...

So do I.  They were Out of Time a long time ago. Their retirement is long overdue.
Hey, I don't hand out 9.5s to just anyone!  ;D

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Re: After 15 albums and three decades, rockers R.E.M. call it a day
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 08:27:52 PM »
Finally
I know a secret about a former Supreme Court Justice.  Can you guess what it is?

The greatest tragedy in the world is when a cigarette ends.

American Spirits - the eco-friendly cigarette.

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Re: After 15 albums and three decades, rockers R.E.M. call it a day
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 12:48:05 AM »
Finally

YES! YES!!! FINALLY!!! Stipe's ghastly, whiny vocals, and their pretentious songs (Night Swimming, anyone?  :P :P) were like fingernails down a blackboard. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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Re: After 15 albums and three decades, rockers R.E.M. call it a day
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2011, 01:31:16 PM »
I'm still a "happy people."

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Re: After 15 albums and three decades, rockers R.E.M. call it a day
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2011, 02:19:07 PM »
"Rockers"???  News to me.

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Re: After 15 albums and three decades, rockers R.E.M. call it a day
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2011, 10:22:57 PM »
I'm still a "happy people."

But are you a happy, shiny people?
I know a secret about a former Supreme Court Justice.  Can you guess what it is?

The greatest tragedy in the world is when a cigarette ends.

American Spirits - the eco-friendly cigarette.

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Re: After 15 albums and three decades, rockers R.E.M. call it a day
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2011, 11:17:53 PM »
I can't believe it, I'm losing my religion right now over this!