You can hear him real clearly on I Walked WIth A Zombie (he sings a
verse). I think it's from the automatic box. He's pretty audible in Fall
on me: "it's gonna fall" during the chorus. Also, if you have a stereo
with a balance control, you can hear him on some of the Chronic town
songs; he and Mike Mills are split to left and right during their
Carnival of Sorts and Wolves, Lower backing vocals. He's got a great
voice, maybe sort of country-ish. I'd like to hear more lead from him and
Mike Mills. Maybe I'm just being bad...
I really like Mike Mills. His vocals on back up are terrific, in my
opinion...which I'm sure is not shared by everyone! He's by far my
favorite member of the band...does he sing back up or anything on the
new album>? Just curious
And who can forget Bill's "Hey la, hey la, ho-o" from Man on the Moon?
I'd like to hear more songs where Mike sings lead, too!
Did Bill sing the Ballad of Cat Ballou? Or was that Mills?
_____kevin c welch________________________________vote_
Virtuality & Artistry
Cassie Doyon <cmd...@tiac.net> wrote:
>I'm curious, has Bill Berry sang lead vocals on any songs throughout
>REM's history? If so, what songs, and what songs is his vocals dominant
I walked with a zombie.....bill is doing a vocal solo....near the end.
rumor has it the last voice is peter's...but I'm not too sure about that one.
I always assumed that the voice everyone thinks is Bill on 'I
Walked...', is actually John Keane. He does play the guitar solo and he
helped produce the song. I kind of always pictured them all standing around
a microphone with guitars and stepping up to sing that part, while Bill just
played the drums.
I say this because it does not sound like Bill's singing on 'Spooky'
on the April 3, 1991 L.A. radio tape. Just my opinion.
As for the final voice, my guess is that it is Peter.
>I really like Mike Mills. His vocals on back up are terrific, in my
>opinion...which I'm sure is not shared by everyone!
I dunno about that...IMHO, a lot of REM songs wouldn't be nearly what
they are without Mike's backup vocals. Off the top of my head: the
backing vocals during the chorus of ITEOTW are kick-ass.
Bill Berry's never been the lead vocal on any REM song that I know of, but
in 1988 he put out a solo single under the "name" 13111. It was called "My
Bible is the Latest TV Guide"/"Things I'd Like to Say". It was released on
REM's former manager's record label Doggone. I've never heard it, but I'd
really like to someday.
It's on the Roky Erickson Tribute Album... it's funny because that
song was on this tape that was sent to us by corporate when i worked
at the limited.... we had special tapes that wouldn't play audio
cassettes, and these tapes wouldn't fit in your average player so to
find that song on it was crazy. It's still available I believe, but
you might have to order it... there's not much of a demand for it. If
you get it... check out the track Bermuda by Vibrating Egg...
Jefferson Holt is singing... horribly I might add
>Where is this "I walked with a zombie?"
it's from the roky erkison tribute album, _where the pyramid meets the
eye_. it's out of print, so it might be a bit difficult to find these
To whoever it was that was searching for the Roky Erikson tribute
album, I got it a few months ago from BMG for like $5.99 Check it
Wright State Univ.
As in 13 1 11 = BILL (Sort of)
Have a look in It Crawled From the South, a very handy book.
PS Sorry I killed martin Sheen