Last night I watched a show about REM and couldn't help feeling that when Out Of Time was released in the spring of 1991 that America was craving for a new sound, that was eventually had in the autumn with Nirvana's Nevermind. We all know the history so I will not delve into that. But I really think Losing My Religion had a lot more influence than most can imagine. What kind of Number 1 hit was this? It shot up billboard like a bullet and sat there. The most unusual song at that time to do so. Sure, REM had a huge following but nothing like this. Ten million copies of Out Of Time were sold. One can think the song would overshadow the album, but I believe thats just not the case. The entire Southern sound at its best. The whole thing could have been the next anthem. But it wasn't, instead, we embraced Seattle and music was forever changed. Anyway, I thought about this when I watched the show and actually have sort of been thinking of 1991 a little lately. A pretty cool year to be 17. My own 1968. Woohooo!