R.E.M.

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R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

By the early 1990s, when alternative rock began to experience broad mainstream success, R.E.M. was viewed by subsequent acts such as Nirvana and Pavement as a pioneer of the genre and released its two most commercially successful albums, Out of Time (1991) and Automatic for the People (1992), which veered from the band's established sound. R.E.M.'s 1994 release, Monster, was a digression into a more rock-oriented sound. The band began its first tour in six years to support the album; the tour was marred by medical emergencies suffered by three band members. In 1996, R.E.M. re-signed with Warner Bros. for a reported US $80 million, at the time the most expensive recording contract in history. The following year, Bill Berry left the band, while Buck, Mills, and Stipe continued the group as a trio. Through some changes in musical style, the band continued its career into the next decade with mixed critical and commercial success. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. R.E.M. disbanded in September 2011, announcing the split on its website.
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ELPS 4380 R.E.M. - Murmur album art R.E.M. Murmur (Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records ELPS 4380 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
NBC 84-28 R.E.M. - The Source - Radio Broadcast July 20, 21 22 1984 album art R.E.M. The Source - Radio Broadcast July 20, 21 22 1984(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) NBC Radio NBC 84-28 US 1984 Sell This Version
CS-70044 R.E.M. - Reckoning album art R.E.M. Reckoning (Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records CS-70044 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
CC 1017 R.E.M. - The Penthouse  / Omni Magazine College Rock Special Program #1017 album art Let's Active / R.E.M. Let's Active / R.E.M. - The Penthouse / Omni Magazine College Rock Special Program #1017(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength CC 1017 US 1984 Sell This Version
CN 4516/S R.E.M. - In Concert-347 album art R.E.M. In Concert-347(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4516/S UK 1985 Sell This Version
EPC 4495 R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction / Reconstruction Of The Fables album art R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction / Reconstruction Of The Fables (Album, Comp) I.R.S. Records EPC 4495 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
603 R.E.M. - BBC Rock Hour #603 album art R.E.M. BBC Rock Hour #603(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 603 US 1985 Sell This Version
ILP 57064 , ILP 57064 R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant album art R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant (Album) I.R.S. Records ILP 57064 , ILP 57064 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
23111 R.E.M. - Document album art R.E.M. Document (Album, Comp) I.R.S. Records 23111 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
none R.E.M. - (Should We Talk About The Weather) album art R.E.M. (Should We Talk About The Weather) Warner Bros. Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
WX 234C, 925 795-4 R.E.M. - Green album art R.E.M. Green (Album) Warner Bros. Records WX 234C, 925 795-4 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CO 89-14 R.E.M. - Superstar Concert Series album art R.E.M. Superstar Concert Series Westwood One CO 89-14 US 1989 Sell This Version
1989-08 R.E.M. Up Close(2xCD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 1989-08 US 1989 Sell This Version
CO 89-33 R.E.M. - Superstars Concert Series - Stars Of The Superstars album art Tom Petty / R.E.M. / Eric Clapton / Guns N' Roses / The Who / Rod Stewart Tom Petty / R.E.M. / Eric Clapton / Guns N' Roses / The Who / Rod Stewart - Superstars Concert Series - Stars Of The Superstars(3xLP, Transcription) Westwood One CO 89-33 US 1989 Sell This Version
WO 89-C R.E.M. - Timothy White's Rock Stars featuring: R.E.M. The Green America Tour album art R.E.M. Timothy White's Rock Stars featuring: R.E.M. The Green America Tour(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One WO 89-C US 1989 Sell This Version
91-20 Mary Turner (4), R.E.M. Mary Turner (4), R.E.M. - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner Westwood One 91-20 US 1991 Sell This Version
7599-26496-4, WC-103 R.E.M. - Out Of Time album art R.E.M. Out Of Time (Album) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26496-4, WC-103 South Korea 1991 Sell This Version
9113 R.E.M. - Up Close album art R.E.M. Up Close(2xCD, Transcription) Neer Perfect Productions 9113 US 1991 Sell This Version
none R.E.M. - REM Radio Session album art REM* REM Radio Session(Cass, Promo) Warner Music none Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. - Automatic For The People album art R.E.M. Automatic For The People (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9362457404 R.E.M. - Monster album art R.E.M. Monster (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362457404 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
Show #94-42 R.E.M. - In Concert: New Rock album art R.E.M. / Frente! R.E.M. / Frente! - In Concert: New Rock(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One Show #94-42 US 1994 Sell This Version
TCD 0959-3 R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant - The R.E.M. Story 1 - 3 Part 3 album art R.E.M. Life's Rich Pageant - The R.E.M. Story 1 - 3 Part 3(CD, Transcription) BBC World Service TCD 0959-3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
383 R.E.M. - Document/Green album art R.E.M. Document/Green(CD, Transcription) The Album Network 383 US 1995 Sell This Version
CX 46320-2 R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi album art R.E.M. New Adventures In Hi-Fi (Album) Warner Bros. Records CX 46320-2 Mexico 1996 Sell This Version

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dedindi

dedindi

July 30, 2020
they used the Lydian mode in their single Man on the Moon:
https://musictales.club/article/popular-songs-using-lydian-mode
valentinorossi46

valentinorossi46

September 22, 2019
Im a METAL/PROG ROCK fan by heart but i have a soft spot for this band they produced some excellent music
Chalkers

Chalkers

August 19, 2016
One of the best Pop bands of all time. The band, like all great artists, showed an ability to change their style with each progressing album. From the alternative rock and mumbled vocals of their earlier albums, the guitar pop of their mid years to the lo-fi anthems of their later day career; each stage of their career has many highlights although of course like any band that has had a career spanning decades there are a couple of blemishes along the way. Document and Automatic For The People are two of the finest rock albums in my collection, yet they are vastly different.

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