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Hello, Does anyone else aggree that R.E.M. has become far more than just a band? For me I always think of the achievments they have gained in the last 20 years and how, even in the early days, they still stuck at it, never lost faith in THEIR music. R.E.M. are an amazing band, just think, how many people would have died, if, Michael hadn't written the words to "Everybodyu Hurts", maybe not many, but it can definetly be said, atleast one life was saved - Michael is a saviour through words. I don't dispute anyones fave R.E.M. song, as, if that song makes you happy or it gives you hope or it makes you laugh, then that is fine, whther it be "Everybody Hurts" or "Losing My Religion" or "Mandolin Strum", it is you that makes it your fave song, and there is nothing wrong with that. R.E.M. RULE!!!
-- Dan Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 15, 2000
I totally agree with every word youve written !!
-- Suzanne (email@example.com), August 15, 2000.
sniff, bravo dan, and i completely agree. people may have their favourite songs and moan about the ones they don't like, but at least REM love making music, and that's all that counts, don't ya think?
-- jen (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 15, 2000.
i totally agree! what other band have achieved that ammount of sucess and remained so enigmatic? michael stipe is my idol and regardless of anyones opinions, is theeee greatest writer of all time... P.S: has anyone noticed that the only comeback people come up with when slagging REM off is : "yeah...well Michael has AIDS" ......its not true,is it? i mean,im their biggest fan,but he has been sick an awful lot .....nawwwwww...he will live 4ever!!
-- ms.Stipe (email@example.com), August 17, 2000.
Yeah,i just can't stand it when people slag off Michael esp. when its his sexuality.I mean, its his own private business who with, where or when he does it.People in the media seemed to "drag" it out of him, like he HAD to explain himself or something and that just makes me feel sad.I only hope he knows that anyone who really likes and respects him wont give a shit about it.I know i don't...
-- Neassa D (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 30, 2000.