Birthday: 4/19/1980, the
Age: 36 years
Place of birth: Athens, GreeceCitizenship: United States
Their country -folk sound contrasted with the bass drive, and something reminded early "Who". Add to this the charismatic vocals Stipe and his inaudible, perhaps even non-existent, lyrics, sound corporate "R.E.M.", Very different from any other group of American post-punk era of the early 80 `s.His first concert "R.E.M." We played in the American town of Athens, in the state of Georgia, April 19, 1980. The group included four men kicked out of the university: Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960, Dekater, USA; vocals.), Peter Buck (born December 6, 1956,. Berkeley, USA; guitar), Mike Mills (born December 17, 1958 ,Orange County, USA.. bass) and Bill Berry (born July 31, 1958, Dalat, USA; drums). Acquiring a healthy following among the college fraternity in their hometown guys entered the studio to record their debut single, "Radio Free Europe", which was released on an independent label in the "Hibtone Records".This release was met with praise by critics who have recognized, a group capable of more. Their country -folk sound contrasted with the bass drive, and something reminded early "Who". Add to this the charismatic vocals Stipe and his inaudible, perhaps even non-existent, lyrics, signature sound "R.E.M.",very different from any other group of American post-punk era of the early 80 `s.
By subscribing to the "IRS records", the group received a good response on the issue of "Chronic town" in 1982, the mini-album, produced by Mitch Easter. Their eagerly awaited debut LP was released in April of 1983. Published with the producers of hysteria and Don Dixon, "Murmur" exceeded all expectations, and has been recognized by the magazine "Rolling stone" album of the year. "R.E.M." It became a cult band, not only in the US but also in Europe, especially among students. The following year came "Reckoning",distinguished by the spontaneity of its predecessor. Recorded in 12 days, the disc contains a variety of tracks on the mood of disappointed "So. Central Rain (I`m Sorry)" mocking up "(Don`t Go Back To) Rockville". The songs were accessible enough, but almost all over 80`s singles "R.E.M." on radio stations were considered non-commercial. However, With the failure of singles on both sides of the Atlantic cult group only increased.
Warmly greeted by critics "Fables Of The Reconstruction" was rather morose album that mirrored a period of despondency within the band. Peter Buck summed it up in the `90s," If we were to record those songs again, they would have been completely different."The CD" Lifes Rich Pageant "the first signs of politicization of the group, but in spite of this album was their commercial breakthrough in the late` 80s. Stipe Lyrics affect the prevalence of the problem of immorality in the United States. Tracks such as "These Days" and "Cuyahoga" were addressed to the young and disaffected,although the lyrics were reflective and almost bitter, the music is more joyful than a group has done so far. single "The One I Love", for some reason, snapping his perceived by the public as something romantic and thereby rising to ninth place in the charts "Billboard" was made in a similar vein.The album "Document" was recorded with producer Scott Litt, who continued to work with the group in the next few years. In 1988 he released the album "Green" sold in the US is slowly but steadily.The attendant single "Stand" reached the 6 position in the US number in January 1989 and the "Orange Crush" hit the UK Top 30 in June of the same year. The focus of the album was made by Stipe on vocals and lyrics. It made a kind of singer "spokesman for a generation`, which is especially evident in the song "World Leader Pretend".During the world tour, which coincided with the release of the album, "R.E.M." They performed in small halls and stadiums.
After a two-year hiatus, during which BerryBuck and Mills collaborated with singer Warren Zevon as "Hindu love gods", the band appeared with the album "Out of time". Unlike previous releases,where some places sounded horns and mandolins, the whole string section used to record the disc. The album was unanimously recognized as a masterpiece, and topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. obj singles "Losing My Religion" (