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R.E.M. — Man On The Moon (Live)
Album: The Great Beyond
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Released: 2000
Length: 5:12
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[[Mott the Hoople]] and the game of Life
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Andy Kaufman in the wrestling match
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Monopoly, Twenty One, checkers and chess
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mister Fred Blassie in a breakfast mess
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Let's play Twister, let's play Risk
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'll see you in heaven if you make the list
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now, Andy did you hear about this one?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey, baby
Are we losing touch?

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believed there's nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool

Moses went walking with a staff of wood
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Newton got beaned by the apple good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Egypt was troubled by the horrible asp
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mister Charles Darwin had the gall to ask
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now, Andy did you hear about this one?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey, baby
Are you having fun?

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believed there's nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool

Here's a little agit for the never-believer
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Here's a little ghost for the offering
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Here's a truck stop instead of Saint Peter's
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mister Andy Kaufman's gone wrestling
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now, Andy did you hear about this one?
Oh, tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey, baby
Are we losing touch?

If you believed they put a man on the moon (''Man on the moon'')
Man on the moon (''Yeah, yeah, yeah'')
If you believed there's nothing up his sleeve
(''Nothing'') Then nothing is cool

If you believed they put a man on the moon (''Man on the moon'')
Man on the moon (''Yeah, yeah, yeah'')
If you believed there's nothing up his sleeve
(''Nothing'') Then nothing is cool

If you believed they put a man on the moon (''Man on the moon'')
Man on the moon (''Yeah, yeah, yeah'')
If you believed there's nothing up his sleeve
(''Nothing'') Then nothing is cool
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Leslie wrote:
This is a rather lousy version of a song that I really like. Perhaps Andy Kaufmann was channeling through Michael Stipe during this live performance!
Even a one-channel Tony Clifton demo of this song would be preferable (and infinitely more entertaining, I'm sure) to this live take. Tell me it has sounded better live before/since?
:stupid: eh
Originally Posted by isujimmy: Love the song, but this recording sounds like hell. :evil:
Ditto. There are skips in it as well.
Originally Posted by isujimmy: Love the song, but this recording sounds like hell. :evil:
Yes, not good.
Love the song, but this recording sounds like hell. :evil:
Mr. Charles Darwin had the balls to ask. :cool: :cool: :cool:
MAKE IT STOP! :cry:
I made sure to see them on the Monster tour, although not a HUGE fan of the album, specifically because they had always said that if they were still together by the year 2000 that they would break up. I was disappointed with the concert (it was the tour where one by one, they each got sick, or had to have surgery or whatever) but thought, "at least I've seen them live before they are no more." Well, they didn't stick to their promise... but maybe they should have.
Originally Posted by dmax: How did America's best band (sorry, Deadheads, but it's true) go from being so incredible while on the IRS label to being so dang bad on the Warner's label? And this version makes it even worse. Sigh. I read somewhere, a very long time ago, that they'd agreed to hang it up in the year 2000. I was sad then, but now I wish it'd have happened.
Originally Posted by lostinoklahoma: very weird: pretty awful version of great Pretenders song followed by pretty awful version of great REM song... maybe I have fallen asleep, don't even realize it, and that is why the music sounds like it is going SOOOOO SLOOOOOOOOOW :??: :??:
Well at least they had something in common.
Originally Posted by Shimmer: Still a lousy performance of a great song. Bill, are you listening?
very weird: pretty awful version of great Pretenders song followed by pretty awful version of great REM song... maybe I have fallen asleep, don't even realize it, and that is why the music sounds like it is going SOOOOO SLOOOOOOOOOW :??: :??:
:frustrated: terrible
Still a lousy performance of a great song. Bill, are you listening?
Originally Posted by dmax: How did America's best band (sorry, Deadheads, but it's true) go from being so incredible while on the IRS label to being so dang bad on the Warner's label? And this version makes it even worse. Sigh. I read somewhere, a very long time ago, that they'd agreed to hang it up in the year 2000. I was sad then, but now I wish it'd have happened.
I tend to think that succes and all that comes with it, like lots of money, have got a contrary effect on artists. Especially when it took them long to get some. They've suddenly reached the goal they strived for and the challenge seems to be gone. The same effect makes it hard to quit, when they know the ought to (succes is addictive). Of course there are always exceptions to the rule and i'm not quite sure whether or not REM is one of them.
Yah yah yah yah...I am like really tired of this song as it is, this recording of it is even worse. I generally like live recordings, has more energy in it, but this one is too much.
From the OTHER Portland, I have to say I agree with Bubba. One thing that really bugs me is live performances that you can hear the audience sing along on. The excitement of a live performance is more in the immediacy and one-off of it. There are a few exceptions, but this isn\'t one of them.
It seems like everyone pretty much agrees that this is a good song, but a bad recording. So, like, does anyone from RP actually read any of these or this is just for us to bitch to each other? This seems like a really good and unique forum for listeners to give input to the station operators...why not use it?
I absolutely love this song but think the studio version is a bit better.
I always thought this song was awkward. This crosses over to painful.
maybe it is because I am not the biggest REM fan to begin with, but I really like this version a lot.
I agree with what\'s been said already: not a bad song, but definitely not a good live rendition of it. Stick with the studio version or find a good bootleg.
This is a rather lousy version of a song that I really like. Perhaps Andy Kaufmann was channeling through Michael Stipe during this live performance!
Lousy version of a great song. If you're looking for it, there's plenty of live and/or obscure REM that beats the crap out of this.
Speaking as a huge REM fan, Michael Stipe really sounds gravelly in this live version. What a shame. Mike Mills, however, is hitting the high notes quite nicely in the backup vocals! Stipe should hand over the mic to him more often than the occasional Near Wild Heaven.