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R.E.M. — Electrolite
Album: New Adventures in Hi-Fi
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7.2

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Total ratings: 2490









Released: 1996
Length: 4:00
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Your eyes are burnin' holes through me
I'm gasoline
I'm burnin' clean

20th century, go to sleep
You're plasticine
That is obscene
That is obscene

You are the star tonight
You shine electric outta sight
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
Electrolite
You're outta sight

If I ever want to fly
Mulholland Drive
I am alive

Hollywood is under me
I'm Martin Sheen
I'm Steve McQueen
I'm Jimmy Dean

You are the star tonight
You shine electric outta sight
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
Electrolite
You're outta sight

If you ever want to fly
Mulholland Drive
Up in the sky

Stand on a cliff and look down there
Don't be scared
You are alive
You are alive

You are the star tonight
You shine electric outta sight
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
Electrolite
You're outta sight

20th century, go to sleep
Really deep
We won't blink

Your eyes are burnin' holes through me
I'm not scared
I'm outta here
I'm not scared
I'm outta here
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Love the piano in this one.  Kudos to Mike.
REM at their finest. 
Mullullund Drive Get a helmet
Ten This is over the top. Get used to it ... ‘I’m Steve McQueen ... This album is maybe their best Love REM
 123heyaho! wrote:

But he's not completely wrong: While I myself wouldn't say "R.E.M. - Never!", I agree  with this: "One of the most overrated bands on Earth. Awful stuff, and faaar too much playtime on here" - well okay, of course not all of their stuff is "awful", but as a matter of fact I hear R.E.M. practically whenever I turn on RP...




 While they don't move me personally like they used to back in the worship years (85-88) I still love Fables and LRP to death. Y'all are forgetting how influential they were.  Overstayed their welcome by only one album. Went out pretty high I'd say.
9 to 10. Just to hear the first few bars is already making me feel better. Love love love this song!
 tonyinnj wrote:
Tony first the garage and then the car.  Some day.  
 

 hayduke2 wrote:

wicked car man!!!  thanks  melzabutch              r.e.m. meh : P

D-Type Jaguar...And if you've got the bucks Jaguar Replicas
will build you a faithful looking reproduction...

Tony in NJ
W.A.S.T.E.
 

WTF? I was sure I had this rated. Well, starting it at 9.


dublanica wrote:
Nice tune..............1st time hearing........

 
BCarn wrote:

Oh you youngsters.

 
Crud. Confirmation I am old.
 BCarn wrote:

Right. I'm sure B&R will get right on that. For the rest of us, please,can we consult you for our musical tastes and needs. Clearly your taste is far superior to everyone else's. In the world. pffft.
 
But he's not completely wrong: While I myself wouldn't say "R.E.M. - Never!", I agree  with this: "One of the most overrated bands on Earth. Awful stuff, and faaar too much playtime on here" - well okay, of course not all of their stuff is "awful", but as a matter of fact I hear R.E.M. practically whenever I turn on RP...




 Daveteauk wrote:

R.E.M. - Never! One of the most overrated bands on Earth. Awful stuff, and faaar too much playtime on here Bill - get things in proportion, please.
 
Right. I'm sure B&R will get right on that. For the rest of us, please,can we consult you for our musical tastes and needs. Clearly your taste is far superior to everyone else's. In the world. pffft.
 Noni163 wrote:
R.E.M.  always
 
R.E.M. - Never! One of the most overrated bands on Earth. Awful stuff, and faaar too much playtime on here Bill - get things in proportion, please.
 dublanica wrote:
Nice tune..............1st time hearing........
 
Oh you youngsters.

Nice tune..............1st time hearing........
Nice transition from Come a Long Way
R.E.M.  always
To me  only  7 - Quite Likeable
 ziggytrix wrote:
 

It's what plants crave!
Neat!
Ahhhh, I love it.  
Play it again, Sam! Oops, Bill
One of those albums that always takes me back in time to where I was when I listened to it over and over. It takes me back to being on an L.A. bus back and forth to work after my car was repo'd. Tough times, but the music kept me in good spirits.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
From this side of the pond I did not know where Mulholland drive and I thought it might be in Boston because the piano playing reminds me of the sitcom Cheers and I picture the cast sitting at the bar chatting and making wise cracks.

I see it is somewhere in LA but I will always associate it with Boston. 

 
That is not only funny, it's also WAY off geographically AND culturally, Phillip_Stephens ;-)

Really though, Boston is a very different place than L.A.  If you're wearing socks in L.A. that means you've 'dressed up' - Boston...well I don't know it's at the other end (3030 miles away!) of I-90 from me in Seattle.  I bet they're a bit stuffy compared to us on the Left Coast.  Besides...like Jim Morrison said "the West is the Best." 

Long Live RP!!

From this side of the pond I did not know where Mulholland drive and I thought it might be in Boston because the piano playing reminds me of the sitcom Cheers and I picture the cast sitting at the bar chatting and making wise cracks.

I see it is somewhere in LA but I will always associate it with Boston. 


Brilliant song. Brilliant movie.
 DuranAir wrote:
Ahh, the 90's!  The end of the innocence.

 
Whose innocence?
I really miss this band. Hope to see them back on stage someday.
Ahh, the 90's!  The end of the innocence.
 itaish wrote:
This song is sort of self plagiarism, too similar to "night swimming". 

 
Night swimming deserves a quiet night
and is also an excellent song in its own right
 itaish wrote:
This song is sort of self plagiarism, too similar to "night swimming". 

 
They had to hire two separate teams of lawyers for the lawsuit - it was messy!
doug is outta here
 melzabutch wrote:
Image result for hullholand dr steve mcqueen

 
wicked car man!!!  thanks  melzabutch              r.e.m. meh : P
awesome
Whenever I hear the beginning of this song, I mistake it for The Handsome Family - Far From Any Road, so realising it's REM comes as a slight disappointment. {#Zip-lip} I guess I'll never learn to appreciate this song for what it really is... 
Awesome!
Not a good start to a Sunday.
 itaish wrote:
This song is sort of self plagiarism, too similar to "night swimming". 

 
plagiarism isn't the only thing they are doing to themselves
This song is sort of self plagiarism, too similar to "night swimming". 
Image result for hullholand dr steve mcqueen
I really dig this song, and I appreciate this album as much as any in REM's catalog. It's honest and it takes chances that pay off.
thank you...
 treatment_bound wrote:
Dare I say it...THEIR LAST "GREAT" SONG!

 
Only good one I can think of post-Automatic.
7
Dare I say it...THEIR LAST "GREAT" SONG!
whiplash there from the preceding 2 to this 8
 rdo wrote:

Bollywood then?
 
Anything but Hollywood
Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song, and this whole album...
Driving Mulholland  at night and stopping at various strategic spots gives one a panoramic view of LA lying in an unending sea of light, below.
Quite impressive, even at the right time, magical.
Beautiful.
                       R.E.M. seem to always get it just right.....  {#Crown}
nightswimming in a better mood
I used to be really into REM. Then I saw them in concert at Shoreline Amphitheater. Worst concert I've ever been to. Dull, lifeless. Ruined REM for me. 
 TerryS wrote:
The green ink man is everywhere, he's everywhere!
Oh wait, that was Chicken Man.

 
Well-l-l-l-l-ll!

I thought Chicken Man was local to Boston. So local that it was only on the AM station WHDH. That series was so low-budget and campy that you thought it had to be nothing more than a labor of love. 

But NO! I first heard the series in the mid-to-late 70s--when it had been syndication already for years. Chicken Man is still being played on various niche radio stations, Armed Forces radio and even stations in Canada and Australia. 

Ira Glass digs into Chicken Man on This American Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDDoSb73rA8


 Dosequis wrote:

Hollywood? Nope. Count me out. 

 
Bollywood then?
 rdo wrote:
There are a lot of songs with the Hollywood theme going.  Seems like Hollywood is the universal touchstone now for the human race.
 
Hollywood? Nope. Count me out. 
There are a lot of songs with the Hollywood theme going.  Seems like Hollywood is the universal touchstone now for the human race.
This song seems to haunt me...not sure why...it's like my favorite old merino wool Irish sweater, I'm always glad I put it on...
 Cynaera wrote:

Oh, Romeo... if Joan won't dance with you, I will, for this song.  Lovely stuff.  {#Sunny}
 
miss you so much, Cynaera...  thank you...

love this song...

Michael: get back to work!
NICE!!  Michael voice & one of REMs best piano ballads & ah, the lights of LA from Mulholland Drive!  Thanks Bill, Peter, Mike & Michael.

I was in Athens for a day 3 wks ago moving my former g'friend's daughter up to Athens for the Summer & as I came up the hill on Broad St. in the 14' U-Haul college WUOG played "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville" on a cloudless bluebird Spring-like Summer day for perfect entry into d'town.

Electrolite the perfect front-porch sitting song right now here in ATL! {#Angel} 
This evening's play run has been nothing short of *superb* Mad props to RP for this one.

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 testpilot wrote:
So, what I've learned thus far from the R.E.M's opus is that Michael Stipe in not afraid.

He sings about it in every other song.

So glad for him...
 

Interesting observation...I never noticed it myself.  Come to think of it, it still does not ring true, but I will take notice for future reference.
So, what I've learned thus far from the R.E.M's opus is that Michael Stipe in not afraid.

He sings about it in every other song.

So glad for him...
The green ink man is everywhere, he's everywhere!
Oh wait, that was Chicken Man.

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...
 
 toterola wrote:

I was just telling a friend that I was glad I caught REM on their last tour. I first saw them in Nashville nearly 30 years ago. Is that possible?

Damn, where does the time go? {#Dance}
 
The time does seem to go by pretty quickly.  I saw R.E.M. open for Gang Of Four in a small club outside of NYC, in 1981.  Yikes.

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this early autumn morning...
I'm not scared ... but I'll stay .. {#Sunny}
Nice pairing with the Kinks' Hollywood Blvd. This song confirms that not everything REM did after "Automatic for the People" was shit.
I do miss the older REM material, although this is a cool track.  Saw them in Paris in 1988.. now that's some time tunnel! 
 dwlangham wrote:
from back when I last loved R.E.M.
 
I was just telling a friend that I was glad I caught REM on their last tour. I first saw them in Nashville nearly 30 years ago. Is that possible?

Damn, where does the time go? {#Dance}
 Cynaera wrote:

Oh, Romeo... if Joan won't dance with you, I will, for this song.  Lovely stuff.  {#Sunny}


 

I miss you so much, Ann...

rest in peace...

from back when I last loved R.E.M.


marvelous... love it...

 
night swimming deserves electrolite.

 

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this early winter morning...


 peter_james_bond wrote:

Yes sir, my ears certainly enjoy it...
 


Cool...  we be dancing here...  hope you are having a marvelous time right now...  love this song...

 
 srose96 wrote:


yeah, that Friday I'm in Love kinda vibe..
 

Good for you!  This song is marvelous...
 
 romeotuma wrote:


I'll dance to this...


 



do it up, outta sight..
 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 



yeah, that Friday I'm in Love kinda vibe..
one of my all time favs from them 

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
Never get tired of this one...
this whole album is amazing. so is this song. love them.
 romeotuma wrote:
This song is soooo good for the external auditory meatus...
 
Yes sir, my ears certainly enjoy it...



This song is soooo good for the external auditory meatus...



One of my favourite REM songs. Thanks, guys. You will be missed.
RIP REM


I'll dance to this...




846 people be dancing here right now...  love this song...

 
 Cynaera wrote:

Oh, Romeo... if Joan won't dance with you, I will, for this song.  Lovely stuff.  {#Sunny}
 


I am ready, you marvelous woman...  let's dance...  love this song...

 
 joan_c wrote:
Romeo, Oh Romeo, Wherefor art thou Romeo?
 


I'm right here—  let's dance!

 
just made me think of seeing REM way back when, 1985ish, at a little old movie theater, the LeRoy, in 
Pawtucket, RI. super cool then. still cool now.  


still excellent...  still love it...

 
This is so retro-cool, sentimental and contemporary...like it a lot
 Cynaera wrote:

Oh, Romeo... if Joan won't dance with you, I will, for this song.  Lovely stuff.  {#Sunny}
 


Let's dance!  This is a fine song...

 
 romeotuma wrote:

I am right here, Joan...  would you like to dance?

 
 
Oh, Romeo... if Joan won't dance with you, I will, for this song.  Lovely stuff.  {#Sunny}


fantastic song...  love it...


 joan_c wrote:
Romeo, Oh Romeo, Wherefor art thou Romeo?
 


I am right here, Joan...  would you like to dance?

 
electro lite

R.E.M. by ~edomo
Costas Gounaris  ©2008-2010 ~edomo

...electrolite!


I love this song.  "twentieth century, go to sleep".....
Okay, I have passed beyond the point of liking Mr. Stipe's voice. {#Headache}
Romeo, Oh Romeo, Wherefor art thou Romeo?
RT, are you there? This is still great.

Whahoo! Nice segue.
How can I like REM so much yet loath U2 so much (played back-to-back a moment ago).
 Bosami wrote:
Romeotuma - I know you're out there.

Turn it up!
 

Here I am...  we just cranked it up...  we be dancing... 


Romeotuma - I know you're out there.

Turn it up!


We just turned up the volume and started shagging...  love it...




This song always gets us shagging...  love it...


It is one of my favourites.    {#Dancingbanana_2}
 EssexTex wrote:

Slipknot always works for me. . . speeds up the proceedings a little

 
Yeah, I wanna hang myself when I hear REM too.

 CamLwalk wrote:
Beautiful song. 
 


Yes, I love it...



Beautiful song. 


excellent...


yes.....{#Dancingbanana_2}