Remarks Remade: The Story of R.E.M.
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Remarks Remade: The Story of R.E.M.

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The author follows the story of R.E.M. from its humble origins in Athens, Georgia, to their status as a leading world-wide act, all the while placing the allure of their appeal in the context of its time and place.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Omnibus Press (first published 1989)
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Tiffany
Jun 28, 2009 Tiffany rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of R.E.M.
Shelves: music, bio_autobio
The 2002 update of the R.E.M. biography. 4.5 stars.

From the preface:

"The opportunity to edit and expand the original manuscript was the clincher. I had held onto all my source materials -- tapes, transcripts, demos, press cuttings and even early drafts -- and could see that I had left many sub-topics and tangential points out first time around for the sake of brevity. Yet I could also tell that Remarks had become a reference for other R.E.M. books over the years, which had then added their own o...more
Edmole
Quite a sad rock biog, with the rise a cheerful and ecstatic one as they show only a little of themselves and the world fills in the rest, then sees a little too much and doesn't want to see any more. But good to read their story and remember what amazing music they made and how glad I am they exist.
Tiffany
Apr 26, 2009 Tiffany rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of R.E.M.
Shelves: bio_autobio, music
The text needs editing, and it seemed sometimes like the stories were wrong, but still it's a book about R.E.M., so it can't be all that bad. A moderately good history of the band, but I've read better-written books. Hopefully the next edition is better.
Jesse
Does the trick & totally readable, fun, useful, etc., but R.E.M. deserve grander.
Tiffany
Jul 03, 2007 Tiffany rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Shelves: music, bio_autobio
A good (but now outdated) look at R.E.M.
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