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what does R.E.M. stand for? is it an abbreviation, or just something only the band knows?

-- Trent (, August 11, 2000


Rapid Eye Movement, which is the state of dreaming. REM thought that it was a cool name. For further information, check the questions below this one; it has been asked a number of times.

-- Green (, August 11, 2000.

michael was looking through a dictionary and was suggesting names which the others didn't really like. He then got to REM, rapid eye movement. It was chosen because it was short and it didn't peg them as being any one type of band. The documentary i heard that on said they were in the garden drinking beer, so they were probably pissed as well!! &=^)

-- jen (, August 12, 2000.

A little extra information for you all on what Rapid Eye Movement is. Did you know that REM is the deep part in a sleep when you dream? Did you also know that you are paralysed when this hapens? Did you also know that REM mainly occurs befor you wake up, thats why many scientists believe that you only remember the last dream you had even tho everyone has 4-5 dreams a night! Well not much to do with why they chose the name but a little extra info on what REM is.

-- anon (, August 13, 2000.

well, what a clever clogs, hehehe &=^)

-- jen (, August 15, 2000.


-- anon (, August 15, 2000.

no problem. got anymore fascinating facts so we can say, "well i never knew that!" haha. 4 dreams a night??? i can never usually remember one! &=^)

-- jen (, August 15, 2000.

According to the different band members...(I think this is right...this is from memory from when it was on VH1...)

Michael: REMbrants- the teeth whitender Mike: Rest Easy, Mom Bill: Rear End Men Peter: Really Enjoys Masturbating

-- Zumi Tsu (, August 15, 2000.

Well i have loads of useless interesting facts but nothing to do with R.E.M. Did you know that the most commonly used password is believe it or not...password! amazing!

-- craig (, August 16, 2000.

For Stipe & company the name R.E.M. doesn't mean anything...they just like the dots... ;) See ya!!!

-- Jadey (, August 17, 2000.

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