RIP REM – My favorite REM songs
So, the news today is that REM is calling it quits after 31 years as a band. Under “bands that changed my life,” I put REM in the top 3 with The Beatles and U2. I had a picture of Murmur-era REM, cut out of Rolling Stone, taped up on the wall in my bedroom when I was a pre-teen, and even when they stopped being my own little secret — when they hit big with “Losing My Religion,” there was still a special place in my musical soul for the sounds of Buck, Berry, Stipe and Mills.
Here are my favorite REM tracks, in no particular order:
“I Believe” — and you can read more about my connection to this tune here.
“The One I Love”
“It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
And an oh-so-young REM doing my fave cover of theirs: Television’s ‘See No Evil’
in fact, here’s the whole show – REM in Germany, 1985 (Fables Tour)