But you actually hear Buck, Mills, Stipe, McCaughey, Rieflin and Stringfellow.
That's not right. You were wrong, why can you just come here and say "I'm sorry"? Don't try to act like you're the victim here.
Why should I be sorry about taking part if a topic on this message board. I was accused of making up stories and that's not the case at all. And I suppose you've never been wrong in your life?
I got my info off of Stringfellows site that he had other things going on at the time of those shows. I can't see how many people would know whether or not his couple of shows that happened at the same time as R.E.M. played Dublin were booked after the Dublin gigs were booked.
I didn't say nothing about Bill R or Scott. Sure they help out with the live sound, maybe lend a hand on the albums but they still don't write anything, and when I became a fan in 1991 I was introduced to R.E.M. as a 4 piece band. It wasn't another 4 years and 3 albums later until I saw them live. So yep it was their studio sound that caught my ears and Michael's lyrics and voice.
REM are basically a new band since Bill B.īs departure and without those "side-members" they would have never ever made it like this. Thanks to Kenīs and Bill R.īs suggestion they also digged out such classics like RFE and Sitting Still. (Proof in interviews by the band).
Radio Free Europe was played at some shows when Joey Waronker was drumming. It was also played on the 1995 tour. It's always been a song that they played once in a while, a couple of times on each tour. So it was most likely Peter who decided to play RFE since he does write the setlist each night.
I didn't say I knew the real reason as to why R.E.M. are still around but I don't think it's fair to say oh Ken Stringfellow is the reason R.E.M. are still around. That's absurd. He was like 12 years old when R.E.M. started in 1980.
I'd rather have Peter, Mike or Michael get the credit for why they are still around.