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R.E.M.
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Alternative Name Hornets Attack Victor Mature
Bingo Hand Job
It Crawled from the South
Group Members Peter Buck
Mike Mills
Michael Stipe
Past Group Members Bill Berry
Peter Buck
Mike Mills
Michael Stipe
Music Genre (Text) Alternative rock
folk rock
college rock
jangle pop
Music Genre Rock
Pop/Rock
Origin Athens, Georgia, U.S.
Year(s) Active 1980 (1980)–2011 (2011)
Record Label Hib-Tone
I.R.S.
Warner Bros.
Capitol
New West
Rhino
Concord Bicycle Music
Official Websites remhq.com
Associated Acts 10,000 Maniacs
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The Baseball Project
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R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead vocalist Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M. were noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe's particular vocal quality, and Mills' melodic basslines and backing vocals. R.E.M. released their first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

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Filmography

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2014 R.E.M. by MTV -
2014 Miss You -
1999 Man on the Moon -
1994 Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann -
1988 Talk About the Passion -
2008 Spain... on the Road Again -
2016 Zootopia -
2016 War on Everyone -
2016 Atmos the Addict -
2015 Miss You Already -
2015 The End of the Tour -

Songs

1,443 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Losing My Religion 1991
2 Everybody Hurts 1992
3 Man On The Moon 1992
4 Shiny Happy People 1991
5 Imitation Of Life 2001
6 Nightswimming 1992
7 Orange Crush 1988
8 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite 1992
9 The One I Love 1987
10 Drive 1992
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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