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R.E.M. — Country Feedback (live)
Album: Bridge School Concerts
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7.3

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Released: 2011
Length: 4:08
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This flower is scorched, this film is on
On a maddening loop, these clothes
These clothes don't fit us right
I'm to blame
It's all the same
It's all the same

You come to me with a bone in your hand
You come to me with your hair curled tight
You come to me with positions

You come to me with excuses
Ducked out in a row
You wear me out
You wear me out

We've been through fake-a-breakdown
Self-hurt, plastics, collections
Self-help, self-pain
EST, psychics, fuck all

I was central, I had control
I lost my head
I need this, I need this

A paperweight, junk garage
Wedding ring, a honey pot
Crazy, all the lovers have been tagged

A hotline, a wanted ad
It's crazy what you could've had

It's crazy what you could've had
It's crazy what you could've had
I need this, I need this

It's crazy what you could've had
Crazy what you could've had
I need it, I need this

It's crazy what you could've had
It's crazy what you could've had
I need this, I, I need this

It's crazy what you could've had
I need this, I need this

It's crazy what you could've had
Crazy what you could've had
I need this, I need this

Crazy what you could've had
Crazy what you could've had
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Wow...
One of the best bands of the 90's if not *the* best.
We judge music but is there a true music judge? Some songs are rated by ones mood. We have all rated the same song differently at different times because of what we are feeling and thinking at that time. Some songs will be your best no matter what.The songs that trigger goosebumps.Good sad songs should reflect somber feelings and upbeat happy songs will uplift ones soul and put a jag in your step.
 Steely_D wrote:

Except that, to me, this isn't classic REM. If it wasn't IRS label, it's crrrrap.

 

 

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The Bridge School Benefit Concerts were always a great experience and a Bay Area tradition since I was a child.  Sadly last year they didn't have one, and it seems like it won't be happening anymore.  I think I still have the t-shirt from this year somewhere.  So many great memories!
I was introduced to the annual concert by my parents, and the last few years I was able to get some backstage passes through some connections, and brought my mother.  I managed to get photos of my mother with Neil Young and Dave Matthews and it was great to give her that "VIP" experience as thanks for introducing me to great music.
This band and songs like this broke the ground for a lot of the Indie music I like now.
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
I can't imagine why I marked this as a 6. Clearly a 9. Maybe I didn't like the live version or something.

Love classic R.E.M.  Sue me.

 
Except that, to me, this isn't classic REM. If it wasn't IRS label, it's crrrrap.

 
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
I can't imagine why I marked this as a 6. Clearly a 9. Maybe I didn't like the live version or something.

Love classic R.E.M.  Sue me.

 
I'll contact my laywer.
I can't imagine why I marked this as a 6. Clearly a 9. Maybe I didn't like the live version or something.

Love classic R.E.M.  Sue me.
This song utterly wrecks me in the best possible way. No words to describe it. <3
 ick wrote:
I'd like to know how a song that was from an album that was released in 1991 is on a live album that according to this page was released in 1984.  Out of Time to be sure!

 
Spooky!  I think this live, compilation album was released in 2011.
 99 wrote:
I burned out on REM serveral years back. Thanks for reminding me why I liked REM in the first place.  

 
funny comment! Feel kinda same!
 srose96 wrote:
Everybody loves YOU romeotuma!

romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 
 
Thank you very much!  This is the new me...

I hope you are having a very nice time right this minute...  love this song...  love you, too!


I was at this show at Shoreline Amphitheater. Haven't missed a show since '98. REM put on a great show that night! Long live the Bridge School....Long live Uncle Bernard Shakey!
I'd like to know how a song that was from an album that was released in 1991 is on a live album that according to this page was released in 1984.  Out of Time to be sure!
Did he just say, "psychics...fuck off"? I bet they never saw that coming!
LIFE
Everybody loves YOU romeotuma!

romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 



makes me sad. but i love this song.
Almost never hear this song, thanks RP.  When REM is on they really hit a home run.
1984, huh? {#Doh}
Perfect.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
1984?  No sir.  {#No}
 Papernapkin wrote:
He whines and brays like a goat.
 
Exactly.
This could be the anthem to my first marriage, sadly, but it hits all the right notes and pushes all the right buttons. I can understand people not liking it. It's not a nice song. But it's damn good.
I need this.... song to end.
I burned out on REM serveral years back. Thanks for reminding me why I liked REM in the first place.  
Yes, this was the guy Richard Shindell reminded me of, though Richards seems less quirky.

 ddbz wrote:
Great...
 


Yeah, I love this song...



 Papernapkin wrote:
He whines and brays like a goat.
 
ok, that has just ruined this song for me forever. and maybe even other REM tunes. but on the bright side, it made me laugh out loud. {#Silenced}


Great...
I prefer the Iron Maiden version.
Shut up, Stipe.
 dctrpunda wrote:
i would rather hear a Scorpions ballad any day, which is to say, REM ballads are so painfully bad even a Scorpion's ballad works better

still loving you!!!

 
Then hit the mute button while those of us who do appreciate this can enjoy it. . .

Scorpions?  Seriously? 

{#Think}


He whines and brays like a goat.
I've heard better live versions of this tune, but it's always great.
Quite possibly my favourite song ever!  Just had to grab my guitar and play along.


love it live...




cool song...


 dctrpunda wrote:
i would rather hear a Scorpions ballad any day, which is to say, REM ballads are so painfully bad even a Scorpion's ballad works better

still loving you!!!

 

{#Yes}
Yuk poo!!!!!{#Puke}


This is actually a very good song...




love it...




This song always makes me think about Me In Honey...


jwb wrote:
Also one of the few songs that Stipe actually bothers to sing.

Yep. Playing this with our own little band, we just can't stop.

 Kittee wrote:
This song evokes strong memories from my youth.. I do like the album version way better but hey this gets a 10 anyways.
 
exactly

This song evokes strong memories from my youth.. I do like the album version way better but hey this gets a 10 anyways.
i would rather hear a Scorpions ballad any day, which is to say, REM ballads are so painfully bad even a Scorpion's ballad works better

still loving you!!!

This isn't a bad live version, but I think I like the album version better. Excellent song, this version just isn't as compelling as the album version.
I don't know if this is the same live version I've heard or not, but if it is, it's on a CD called "Got Live (If You Want It)". It was a various artist CD that came out in the late 90's that featured live songs by Athens, GA / Atlanta artists (REM, Josh Joplin, Kevn Kinney from Drivin N Cryin, Shawn Mullins, Five-Eight, etc.). Here's a link to the CD on Amazon.com - (click here)
somehow REM, Pearl Jam and Counting Crows end up in the pile of really good bands that I cannot stand...but I always recognize their music
petercroob wrote:
Incredible song, Incredible band, awesome recording, why does the scale not go to 11? :good-vibes:
Yes, what he said...twice.
:puke: :puke: :puke:
Haunting music from a relatively weak album. Still love this one after many years. Also one of the few songs that Stipe actually bothers to sing.
kylemichael wrote:
One of my favorite REM songs but the version on their perfect square album is infinitely better.
Absoutely, great performance.
Not a big fan,think I only have one CD from R E M,but this was live= instant 8 or 9....hmm #9.
I'm glad to see all of you shallow little creeps are still chiming in on R.E.M.
whining and moaning in minor key.... not my fave kind of singing. So annoyingly depressing. I could have had a coffee break during this one.....
sadsack wrote:
F*ck me
Are you hot?
Moved me this morning. Most REM don't. 8.
bigB_3 wrote:
F*ck yes.
F*ck me
RobK wrote:
I COULD NEVER QUITE DECIDE WHAT MY FAVORITE SONG IS FROM OUT OF TIME. THIS MIGHT BE IT. I PREFER THE RECORDED VERSION THOUGH.
Completely agreed on both counts.
One of my favorite REM songs but the version on their perfect square album is infinitely better.
horstman wrote:
Just another reason why this song and all of the music on Out of Time (with the possible exception of Losing my Religion) is really a piss poor pop crap effort from arguably one of the best bands of the 80s/90s. I love Mike's voice and his absurd lyrics but this song really, really sucks bad. I don't need this. :puke:
Well...one of the best bands of the 80s in any case.
Pyro wrote:
Did he just say "f*ck off"?
F*ck yes.
Bugger REM they're replacing chocolate as the drug of choice :shifty:
Did he just say "f*ck off"?
Incredible song, Incredible band, awesome recording, why does the scale not go to 11? :good-vibes:
horstman wrote:
Just another reason why this song and all of the music on Out of Time (with the possible exception of Losing my Religion) is really a piss poor pop crap effort from arguably one of the best bands of the 80s/90s. I love Mike's voice and his absurd lyrics but this song really, really sucks bad. I don't need this. :puke:
I COULD NEVER QUITE DECIDE WHAT MY FAVORITE SONG IS FROM OUT OF TIME. THIS MIGHT BE IT. I PREFER THE RECORDED VERSION THOUGH.
teeyodi wrote:
Loved the original...this live version is just as sweet!
... :high-five: S_w_e_e_t_!
You come to meeeee with a mutton bone in your hand You come to meeeee with your wool curled tight Bawwwww Bawwwwwww
Just another reason why this song and all of the music on Out of Time (with the possible exception of Losing my Religion) is really a piss poor pop crap effort from arguably one of the best bands of the 80s/90s. I love Mike's voice and his absurd lyrics but this song really, really sucks bad. I don't need this. :puke:
Anyone who thinks REM hasn't changed or that all their songs sound alike hasn't heard all of their songs. Likewise the criticisms of Stipe's voice don't hold water if you've ever heard him sing Amazing Grace a capella while sitting on the edge of a stage. The guy CAN sing.
Do I have this right? "It's crazy what you could have had".
superfido wrote:
This must be one of the biggest wanker, whiner, monotonous, neverchanging, tedious bands ever.
Must be? :stupid:
gets me every time
A brilliant Stipe slice of life: "We've been through fake-a-breakdown Self hurt Plastics, collections Self help, self pain, EST, psychics, fuck all" definitely a goosebump moment . . . :eyes:
This must be one of the biggest wanker, whiner, monotonous, neverchanging, tedious bands ever. My god. Have I used all the applicable adjectives yet. Blech! They should have faded away around 94 and done the world a favour.
walk wrote:
Amazon album link I think it's the same version, anyway.
Not the same version, the version on that set includes a few lines of spoken word at the beginning, and a rather nice solo by PB at the end.
guru10 wrote:
I lost my Pet? Its crasy but I need this? Why have I alwys found this guy a prat? A prize prat at that.
Dear Lord - "I lost my HEAD" not my PET. Couldn't you have at least been one of the lemmings complaining about his voice instead of embarassing yourself like this? It's too late now. Oh, and this song kicks ass. Deal. TJ
Oh, man, the associations with this one. (Well, with the studio version--but this is great.)
Loved the original...this live version is just as sweet!
andersja wrote:
What album is this Live version on ??
Amazon album link I think it's the same version, anyway.
go_ski_mully wrote:
Nice version that I have never heard before, diggin' it big time! ...but I will be careful of the advice given below and stay away from sharp objects.
This is on the B-side (2nd disc) of "In Time: The Best of REM 1988-2003". Perfect: 9+
I lost my Pet? Its crasy but I need this? Why have I alwys found this guy a prat? A prize prat at that.
ziggytrix wrote:
bah bah michael stipe, have you any wool?
No, but I have this cow... (no sheep emoticons, unfortunately)
Nice version that I have never heard before, diggin' it big time! ...but I will be careful of the advice given below and stay away from sharp objects.
Love this. Simple and powerful.
for me this were the album that made me know REM for the first time....
flyfree wrote:
I like REM, but have always thought this a bit plodding. And Stipe singing "I neeeeeed this" grates on me by the end. Not the best on this album by any means.
Disagree. This was a favorite late night long road trip CD (Out of Time), the whole CD yes, but the intensity and haunting feel of this one song always shot my pulse rate up, kept me awake for many more miles.
flyfree wrote:
I like REM, but have always thought this a bit plodding. And Stipe singing "I neeeeeed this" grates on me by the end. Not the best on this album by any means.
agreed
bah bah michael stipe, have you any wool?
Damn! I don't think I've ever heard this. What a haunting tune. Pierces the soul.
Give us this hour our daily slit-our-veins set...
flyfree wrote:
I like REM, but have always thought this a bit plodding. And Stipe singing "I neeeeeed this" grates on me by the end. Not the best on this album by any means.
What album is this Live version on ??
One of the all time best REM songs, IMO. I've never heard this live version- I like it! Such excellent songwriting :clap:
Is it crazy? What I could have had?
Duluoz wrote:
I absolutely hate the REM sound. I don't know what it is...Is it Stipes voice?... the way every REM song sounds the same?... I don't know!!!!!! Bill make it stopppp pleaseeee! I beg!
Wow, I can't believe anyone could think this , 'swan swan hummingbird', 'finest worksong', 'rembering california', and 'secret agent man' (just for examples) all sound the same!
Great version of an outstanding song.
I like REM, but have always thought this a bit plodding. And Stipe singing "I neeeeeed this" grates on me by the end. Not the best on this album by any means.
I absolutely hate the REM sound. I don't know what it is...Is it Stipes voice?... the way every REM song sounds the same?... I don't know!!!!!! Bill make it stopppp pleaseeee! I beg!
redfern777 wrote:
Easily one of the best REM songs.
Yes, Yes...
Literally an out-of-time tune!
Easily one of the best REM songs.
SORRY ALL YOU CEDAR CHOPPERS....HANDS DOWN THE BEST TUNE ON THE ALBUM........KIND OF GREAT FOR WHISTLING AS WELL........
cataloger wrote:
Could you please play this song about 5 more times...and turn down the lights, too.
Exactly.
Is Stipe starting to sound like Glenn Yarbrough?
Buzzardcheater wrote:
I like most of the REM canon, but here Stipe just sounds so.........goatlike.
And that about wraps it up and ties a bow on top. Baaahahahahahhahaaaaa
Mmmmm... the song used to mean so much to me. *le sigh*
Great song... and nice live version too...
Buzzardcheater wrote:
I like most of the REM canon, but here Stipe just sounds so.........goatlike.
And now I can't get the image of Michael Stipe doing Bill Hick's 'goatboy' sketch out of my mind: can't take this song seriously right now...
It's crazy what I could have heard...
love the way R.E.M makes simple song which are not so simple and fully emotive... I dig this song :)
Outstanding! Really!
Could you please play this song about 5 more times...and turn down the lights, too.
excellent track from what turned out to be a hit-or-miss album (Out Of Time). nice.