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Offline robgalloway

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Re: Alan Cross Post and U2's Missed Opportunity
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2017, 04:52:47 AM »
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Only death can stop them.


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Or they could retire gracefully like REM?

There's life in R.E.M. yet


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Ha ha ha! No chance :) They've all got too much integrity and pride to lose after the finality of what they explained back in 2011.

It only takes one of them Mills/Stipe to subconsciously write a couple of perfect R.E.M. Songs and it'll all be back on ... Them two will work together again. Stipe is still performing from time to time. I even bet there's an R.E.M. album written. They will both think about it every single day.

R.E.M. might have disbanded and U2 May some day follow suit but it will never leave them ... They will always be in U2/R.E.M.. They will always be melodies in their heads. Just look at Guns n Roses. There will always be too much curiosity. Music is bigger than anything.

Name a single musician who has properly retired from music. One who never touches an instrument again. There's too much curiosity of what might happen if you play it. There might be the best song you've ever written just waiting for you.

Musicians don't retire.


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Re: Alan Cross Post and U2's Missed Opportunity
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2017, 05:28:00 AM »
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I even bet there's an R.E.M. album written.


Happy to take you up on that bet.

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Just look at Guns n Roses. There will always be too much curiosity. Music is bigger than anything.


Hmm...I'd argue that in a lot of cases, money is a much greater curiosity judging by the subsequent creative output.

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Name a single musician who has properly retired from music. One who never touches an instrument again. There's too much curiosity of what might happen if you play it. There might be the best song you've ever written just waiting for you.

Musicians don't retire.


The musicians obviously haven't retired. REM as a band clearly have.


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Re: Alan Cross Post and U2's Missed Opportunity
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2017, 05:38:05 AM »
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I even bet there's an R.E.M. album written.


Happy to take you up on that bet.

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Just look at Guns n Roses. There will always be too much curiosity. Music is bigger than anything.


Hmm...I'd argue that in a lot of cases, money is a much greater curiosity judging by the subsequent creative output.

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Name a single musician who has properly retired from music. One who never touches an instrument again. There's too much curiosity of what might happen if you play it. There might be the best song you've ever written just waiting for you.

Musicians don't retire.


The musicians obviously haven't retired. REM as a band clearly have.

That article pretty much confirms what I'm saying

"Technically, the band broke up. But we didn't really. We're just not making records or touring."

That quote leaves the band open to reforming.

Sounds like Stipe just wanted some time away. He'll get the bug again some day.

The first people he'll turn to when he's inspired will be Buck and Mills.

He's an artist. It will never leave his blood.




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Re: Alan Cross Post and U2's Missed Opportunity
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2017, 06:00:00 AM »
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I even bet there's an R.E.M. album written.


Happy to take you up on that bet.

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Just look at Guns n Roses. There will always be too much curiosity. Music is bigger than anything.


Hmm...I'd argue that in a lot of cases, money is a much greater curiosity judging by the subsequent creative output.

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Name a single musician who has properly retired from music. One who never touches an instrument again. There's too much curiosity of what might happen if you play it. There might be the best song you've ever written just waiting for you.

Musicians don't retire.


The musicians obviously haven't retired. REM as a band clearly have.

That article pretty much confirms what I'm saying

"Technically, the band broke up. But we didn't really. We're just not making records or touring."

That quote leaves the band open to reforming.

Sounds like Stipe just wanted some time away. He'll get the bug again some day.

The first people he'll turn to when he's inspired will be Buck and Mills.

He's an artist. It will never leave his blood.


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LOL! Clearly, you're reluctant to let the truth get in the way of a good story! We can both agree that all of the members continue to be artists (did you know that Michael Stipe has done some recent solo material?). I think where our opinions depart is that I don't believe their artistry will ever take the form of resurrecting REM and if I'm brutally honest, I hope I'm right.

Happy agreeing to disagree, although so as not to risk turning this into an REM forum, it's my turn to retire from  this particular subject.

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Re: Alan Cross Post and U2's Missed Opportunity
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2017, 11:45:00 AM »
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I don't like this passage   >:(

SoE will probably be the last under U2’s 12-year deal with Live Nation. With the agreement set to expire in 2020, this record and the tour in support of it could be the finale to a career that began in September 1976. They’ll want to go out in a blaze of glory. How they orchestrate that remains to be seen.


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Re: Alan Cross Post and U2's Missed Opportunity
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2017, 11:46:27 AM »
Even if they plan to retire after this next album and tour- i don't think they will be able to stay away for very long.

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Re: Alan Cross Post and U2's Missed Opportunity
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2017, 11:47:41 AM »
I hope not as well!  ;D