Topic: REM calls it quits.

That's right folks REM announced today they are calling it quits after 31 years.
http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx … ;gt1=28102

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sad sad sad sad sad

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thats a good run

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Good music was fun while it lasted.

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It was bound to happen sooner or later.  Old band, used to doing things their way, butting heads with the vapid new corporate machine.  Can't say I blame them for throwing up their hands and walking away.  And it's not like they haven't earned a break.

The band may be over, but we'll always have their music.  Think I'll play me some Orange Crush in remembrance.

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LoudLon wrote:

The band may be over, but we'll always have their music.  Think I'll play me some Orange Crush in remembrance.

in REMembrance?

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Cheeky girl!

Can't believe I missed that... lol

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Gotta say, I loved Weird Al's parody song "Spam" which is a parody of Stand. I'm glad Weird Al is still lasting. I guess we'll have to make light to new bands and artists, this is 2011 and I won't be surprised to see whatever pop culture phenomenon happens because it's all the same.

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Sucks their quitting, but is it better to fade out than burn away? I don't know if this quite applies to REM. I've been a long time fan. I remember listening to nothing but their album Monster and Weezer's Blue album all throughout sixth grade. They've made a lot of good music in their time and I still have that.

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Thanks for making me feel old, MM.  I was way into Monster, too -- which came out when I was 22. lol

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Horrible news but it ended on their terms so I guess that they're happy I should be happy.  I've been a R.E.M. fan since about 1993 or 4, whenever Monster came out I got it on cassette.  R.I.P. R.E.M.

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I saw them on the Monster tour & they were a great live band, i also loved Monster & New Adventures in Hi-Fi & played them to death. They will be missed.

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This came as a total surprise to me.
I thought they split up in the late 90's lol

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