Saturday, April 16, 2011

It Starts with an Earthquake

Day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate

Again, hate is a very strong word. Back in the old days at Fredonia, we used to wait for the new records to come in the mail. We did not have download codes. Rarely was anything leaked to the middle of nowhere in Western New York.

Every year in the eighties there would be a new record by this band, and its arrival was celebrated.

Damn, this new record of theirs was big. College radio big. Commercial radio big. MTV big.

Loved it.

Over the years though, it got the Stairway to Heaven and Freebird number of plays. First it took on the 'oh this again, don't they play any other songs by this band?' attitude. Now, to me, it's pretty annoying.

I can't listen, but I can cut, paste and embed. You may like this song, a lot. You can have it.


Colin said...

Agree. It gets both annoying and boring very, very fucking quickly....

If ever I reach for REM - which is almost never - it tends to be for a song like 'World Leader Pretend'.

Someone Said said...

For the first three years it was alright, then it became a parody of itself.

I like the new record, even though the best these guys can do now is decent.

Tim said...

Based on the video, looks like Stipe is fed up with it too.

Someone Said said...

That idiot who tries to take the mike at the end is sick of it all too.