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Monday, May 23, 2022

"Its The End Of The World As I Know It....And I Feel Fine" By R.E.M.

 I decided to roll with a band from Georgia,

 

           Saw this meme and *rescued it from farcebook*, why? because I am a humanitarian, that's why.

I am continuing my string of "bugaloo" songs.  This discussion was started in the "Monster Hunter Nation, Hunters Unite", back in November of 2019? it is a Facebook group with enthusiast of the ILOH "International Lord of Hate" A.K.A Larry Correia.  We were talking about what song would we use if we looked out of our window or glanced at our security camera and saw this.....

One of the alphabet bois lining up to take down your house...What would be your "Valhalla" song and you would set it up to play as you load up magazines set up the Tannerite Rover, turn on the water irrigation system and fill it with gasoline instead of water and prepare yourself.

 I figured it would scar the alphabet boys if they come busting in and hearing a song about people having a good time and standing up for themselves and having the best music from the best decade and  playing  it Loud will scar the Alphabet Boi's as they force the stack through the door, because they will be exposed to good music for the first time unlike the crap they listen to now sipping their soi latte's and comparing notes on the latest soyburger recipes and who wears the best manbuns in the team.
 
  I first heard of R.E.M while I was in Germany.  I really liked this song along with "losing my religion" from a later album.   They were alternative before Nirvana and the other "grunge" bands became mainstream.  

R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead vocalist Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M. were noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe's particular vocal quality, and Mills' melodic basslines and backing vocals. R.E.M. released their first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

"It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" is a song by the rock band R.E.M., which appeared on their 1987 album Document, the 1988 compilation Eponymous, and the 2006 compilation And I Feel Fine... The Best of the I.R.S Years 1982–1987. It was released as a single in November 1987, reaching No. 69 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and later reaching No. 39 on the UK Singles Chart on its re-release in December 1991.


The song originated from a previously unreleased song called "PSA" ("Public Service Announcement"); the two are very similar in melody and tempo. "PSA" was itself later reworked and released as a single in 2003, under the title "Bad Day." In an interview with Guitar World magazine published in November 1996, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck agreed that "End of the World" was in the tradition of Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues.". The song was featured in the third episode of the 13th season of The Simpsons, "Homer the Moe".

 
The music video was directed by James Herbert, who worked with the band on several other videos in the late 1980s. It depicts a young skateboarder, Noah Ray, rifling through an abandoned, collapsing farmhouse and displaying the relics that he finds to the camera 
 

 

5 comments:

  1. Let The Bodies Hit the Floor. To hell with them. They are in my house, they can listen to what I want.

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    1. Hey Need to be Mean;

      Thats the idea, they listen to what you want...and I did "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor back in June of 2020, LOL
      https://mydailykona.blogspot.com/search?q=Bodies+hit+the+floor

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  2. Not very sophisticated, I know. How about Highway to Hell? Welcome to the Jungle? Fat Bottom Girls? The National Anthem? Sorry, just venting.

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    1. Hey Againi;

      Lessee Apparently I didn't do Highway to hell yet, so that will be on the rotation....How I missed that one I don't know because i did a lot of AC/DC songs with the bugaloo theme. Welcome to the Jungle I did do with the Bugaloo theme when i first started the muse back in November of 2019, it was the first or second song. Now Fat bottom girls from Queen I don't know if that is a rightious "fight" song or not. and never thought about the National Anthem....Or play "America the Beautiful" while the brass is dropping......Now that is a thought.

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