While we're talking about REM I need to vent my anger at REM's lead singer for a comment he made some time ago. I forgot what magazine or newspaper it was, but it dealt with the influence of the Beatles on modern day artists. REM's lead singer (the bald headed guy) snorted "who the f*** are the Beatles?", implying that they weren't all that significant as an influence.
So, in response to that remark, I can only say, "Who the f*** is REM and who the f*** is the arrogant bald headed lead singer?"