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R.E.M. — Strange
Album: Document
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6.7

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Total ratings: 389








Released: 1987
Length: 2:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's something strange going on tonight
There's something going on that's not quite right
Michael's nervous and the lights are bright
There's something going on that's not quite right

There's something going on that wasn't here before
Keep your eyes glued to the floor
There's something strange going on tonight
There's something going on that's not quite right, uh huh

There's something strange going on tonight
There's something going on that's not quite right
Michael's nervous and the lights are bright
There's something going on that's not quite right

There's something going on that wasn't here before
Keep your eyes glued to the floor
No one's going to say goodnight
There's something going on that's not quite right, uh huh

There's something going on that wasn't here before
Keep your eyes glued to the floor
No one's going to say goodnight
There's something going on that's not quite right, uh huh
Comments (22)add comment
One of their very last truly legendary albums.
Is singing off-key a THING?  I'm disappointed, too.
On a roll tonight
Dreadful. Absolutely dreadful and amateurish...especially the singing.
 Grayson wrote:
Careful with this one. Sounds like Mikey Stipe may have had some fun. Once. 

 
So you've never heard their cover of King of the Road, then.
OK, fine, but why this and not the original?

I must regretfully accept Bill's idiosyncrasies, since 99% of the time he's a genius. 


Failed attempt at Aerosmith?
 Grayson wrote:
Careful with this one. Sounds like Mikey Stipe may have had some fun. Once. 

 
But this was still 4 years before they wrote Shiny Happy People...
Careful with this one. Sounds like Mikey Stipe may have had some fun. Once. 
Nice
 maboleth wrote:
Good times when Michael Stipe was happy and not stubbornly disappointed.

 
"The Stubbornly Disappointed" could be a good band name.
 dionysius wrote:
Possibly the best cover of a Wire song ever? Though originally a slow dirge, it suits R.E.M.'s faster janglepop style very well, with even Colin Newman's sneer translating well into Michael Stipe's whine. An odd yet inspired choice.
 
Listened to this song hundreds of times and never knew it's actually a cover! Thank you (11 years later) for the information!
Good times when Michael Stipe was happy and not stubbornly disappointed.
{#Cool}

REM were so very very good before they became Mega! After that they were only good.


 dionysius wrote:
Possibly the best cover of a Wire song ever? Though originally a slow dirge, it suits R.E.M.'s faster janglepop style very well, with even Colin Newman's sneer translating well into Michael Stipe's whine. An odd yet inspired choice.
 
I like the description "janglepop" it seems very apt {#Smile}
Today is R.E.M. day.  That's fine with me.
 GodsMadClown wrote:
Stipe is a Twat waffle.
https://perezhilton.com/2009-02-12-michael-stipe-is-a-douche/

 
GMC,
1st comment in 2-and-a-half years, and you link to a Perez Hilton post?  Save that for another site, PLEASE!
Stipe is a Twat waffle.
https://perezhilton.com/2009-02-12-michael-stipe-is-a-douche/
Wow!  Never heard this on RP before...It's a great addition!
Possibly the best cover of a Wire song ever? Though originally a slow dirge, it suits R.E.M.'s faster janglepop style very well, with even Colin Newman's sneer translating well into Michael Stipe's whine. An odd yet inspired choice.