Star 69 : LUSENET : R.E.M. : One Thread

Is it true that Star 69 was written for/dedicated to Kurt Cobain?

-- Mario Volentiera (, July 26, 2000


No. Let Me In was written for and about Kurt.

-- Dan Clark (, July 26, 2000.

No it was Let Me In, as Dan said. But on the topic of dedications, in the sleeve of monster it says, "For River", I take it that this is a dedication to River Phoenix, or is it just another of Michael Stipes cryptic clues?

-- Wendell (, July 27, 2000.

"Let me in" was written for Kurt, but the whole album was dedicated to River Phoenix.

-- green (, July 27, 2000.

the album is dedicated to river phoenix but let me in was written about kurt. is it true that bang and blame was also written for him?

-- Suzanne (, July 27, 2000.

Bang and blame. Okay, I think Stipe meant Bang in the other's a song about Kiss and Tell

As for Star 69, I think it's about a guy commiting a crime and looking for an alibi

-- Jon (, July 29, 2000.

As far as Kurt, Let Me In was definitely for/about him, & I think "King Of Comedy" as well. "Crush With Eyeliner" was almost definitely about Kurt's wife cOurtney Love.

-- Eddie Yo (, July 30, 2000.

Star 69 is a phone company in america ......I think

-- darragh nugent (, July 30, 2000.

Nah, I don't think Crush was written about Courteney Love. She said that but Stipe said later that was just a private joke between them.

-- GJ (, July 31, 2000.

STAR 69 is actually the digits u dial in america to find out the last number who dialed u.....if that helps anyone??

-- ms.Stipe (, August 17, 2000.

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