Sunday, July 3, 2011

R.E.M. Trivia Answers

SPOILER ALERT! These are the answers to the trivia questions which can be found here.


1. Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe

2. [too many songs to list here!]

3. I feel fine.

4. Rapid Eye Movement

5. It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

6. Thriller/Michael Jackson

7. Patti Smith

8. Losing My Religion

9. Shiny happy people holding hands . . . shiny happy people laughing

10. 2011 (specifically, Sept. 21)

BONUS: Drums


1. Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Bill Berry

2. * Murmur (1983)
    * Reckoning (1984)
    * Fables of the Reconstruction (1985)
    * Lifes Rich Pageant (1986)
    * Document (1987)
    * Green (1988)
    * Out of Time (1991)
    * Automatic for the People (1992)
    * Monster (1994)
    * New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996)
    * Up (1998)
    * Reveal (2001)
    * Around the Sun (2004)
    * Accelerate (2008)
    * Collapse into Now (2011)

3. Kenneth

4. Nothing

5. It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)/Document

6. Radio Free Europe

7. New Adventures in Hi-Fi

8. Losing My Religion, Shiny Happy People, Radio Song, Near Wild Heaven

9. That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no, I've said too much
I haven't said enough

10. 31 years

BONUS: Bill Berry/unibrow


1. Unofficial: Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin. Official: Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

2. [see question 2 above]

3. Why not me?

4. "We liked the dots." His grandma says: Remember Every Moment

5. They played it first.

6. The band playing pool. ("Southern" weed on cover is kudzu.)

7. Prague – on the tram. Bonus: When Stipe was a teenager he bought Horses by Patti Smith, listened to it all night eating a bowl of cherries, and that’s when he decided he wanted to become a singer.

8. The record company was waiting for a title to their album. Mike Mills said, "We’re out of time!" They said, "That’s it!"

9. Should we talk about the weather? Should we talk about the government?

10. When Bill Berry split ... the famed legend that they would break up on New Year's Eve, 1999 ... and multiple other choices

BONUS: Bill Berry had an aneurism in 1995, he retired to become a farmer, and yes, he played with them for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, for a cover of a John Lennon song, and for a fan club single release.


1. Jealousy

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