Imitation of Life - R.E.M.
Imitation of LifeIn Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 rock alternative rock alternative REM pop
"Imitation of Life" is a song by R.E.M., the first single released from their twelfth album, Reveal in 2001. The song peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100 (but reached #22 on the U.S. Modern Rock list). It was the lowest chart of a lead single from an R.E.M. album in the U.S. since "Fall on Me" from Lifes Rich Pageant in 1986. It reached #6 on the UK Singles Charts, making it the eighth top 10 for the band in Britain. In Japan, the song became R.E.M.'s first number one single in the country.
R.E.M. (an acronym for Rapid Eye Movement) was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M. was noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe's distinctive vocal quality and obscure lyrics, Mills' melodic basslines and backing vocals, and Berry's tight, economical style of drumming. Show more ...
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