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Are there any tracks (obviously apart from Up and T Great Beyond) which Bill has not drummed on? I ask because I read that Peter drummed on 'untitled'.

-- GJ (, July 24, 2000


Really? Peter was behind the drums for "Untitled"? Golley, that was some R.E.M. 411 that this chickie-monkie did not know! Humm....??? Chow. M

-- htideREM... (, July 24, 2000.

Peter was on drums on untitled off green, and i think bill may have played bass. They said they were mucking about on each others instruments, made this cool little tune, and then couldn't teach each other the parts they'd made up. Also, i think in one live performance of country feedback bill played bass, so he couldn't have been playing drums at that point. Other than that i don't know.

-- mark (, July 24, 2000.

Meredith, When you use Chickie Monkie word, it makes me laugh so hard you're the best and creative person that makes me smile."

-- Stephanie (, July 24, 2000.

Thanks Steph. (giggle,giggle) But like, I truly did not know that Peter played the drums. OMG...and I called myself a true fan. IKES! (giggle,giggle) I guess I have to brush up on my R.E.M. 411 here. Golley, this is o'so shocking news to me. Chow. M

-- htideREM... (, July 24, 2000.

i think i read somewhere that peter played the drums on at my most beautiful...

-- jason (, July 24, 2000.

No way Jason. OMG...please stop w/the shocking news. I can only take o'so much in one day. Like, is this shocking to anyone else? Am I the "only" fan out there who had no idea that Peter played the drums? Huh? O'please tell me that I'm not alone here. embarrassing! I guess I'm not a true fan after all. *M's a weeping* Chow. M ~:(

-- htideREM... (, July 24, 2000.

Ok Everyone. Especially you Chickie-Monkie. Dust off your REM bibles. (It Crawled From The South) Check out page 89. It has some interesting details about how the band originally demoed Everybody Hurts. Bill used the guitar he had used to compose it, Peter played bass and Mike played the drums. Mike dropped the sticks and it can be heared on the demo tape someone yelling for him to pick them up. The three musicians returned to their regular instruments when they demoed the second time.

-- autumn (, July 24, 2000.

Autumn......WHAT? Mikie plays drums too? OMG...what the heck is wrong w/me? Like, I truly Did Not know that. OMG...I'm truly not a fan now! Ikes....better RUN and get my "Crawled From The South" and that bible! (giggle,giggle) O'my, what shock'n news this chickie-monkie recieved today. Ikes...I just can't take one more bit of info here. Next y'all are gonna tell me that Michael plays the drums too. Huh...does he? Just checking. (giggle,giggle) Chow girlie M ~:)

-- htideREM... (, July 24, 2000.

Back to "Untitled" from Green... Peter was trying to teach Bill a drum part he had thought up, but Bill wasnt getting it for whatever reason, so Bill picked up the bass & started playing along, & then Mike came in & played some guitar. Well it turned out none of them could learn each other's parts, so when they recorded the song they just did it playing different instruments. For the record, Peter did not play drums on At My Most Beautiful. He says he is a truly awful drummer & cant keep a beat, & from the interview i read i doubt he'll ever play the drums again.

-- Eddie Yo (, July 25, 2000.

Bill played guitar on "Untitled", Mike played bass.

-- Dan Clark (, July 25, 2000.

In the early days of playing Perfect Circle live, Bill played keyboards and they used a drum machine, so he didn't play drums them.

-- Jon (, July 29, 2000.

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