Radio XXX, side B, track 4: “Stand” by R.E.M.

R.E.M is one of those bands that were ubiquitous for a while (at least in my life) but which no one now really likes. I do hear “Losing my Religion” at times and “Stand”, but R.E.M had several albums with alt-radio hits after “Automatic for the People”. What happened?

Mixed Tape Masterpiece

R.E.M. - StandOh, R.E.M., so great to hear this one again!  I was pretty enamored with this song back in the day, and no mystery why, since it’s all kinds of awesome.  And super fast, too, am I right, R.E.M.?  I’m sitting there singing along to it and it’s over before it even started.  It’s truly a song that leaves you wanting more of it, and probably explains why I taped it off the radio more than once.

But as I was listening to it, it did remind me that when the zombie and/or robot apocalypse comes, I’ll be one of the first to go.  Because I lack some very basic survival skills, R.E.M.  Like facing north.  Or facing west.  I THINK I know where north is right now, maybe kinda.  I’ll tell you that when I was a kid, I had absolutely no concept of directions.  When I was…

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One comment on “Radio XXX, side B, track 4: “Stand” by R.E.M.

  1. Starstorm says:

    I know, right? When they announced they were splitting up, my response was “Oh, I didn’t know they were still performing. . .”

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