Originally Posted by mdbsat
My man Danny coming through ... +10000 internets to a fellow old guy
"Radio Free Europe" from the Murmur
album (1983), to be precise.
Whenever I see my newegg order page and my card says 'in transit' ... I sing a little bit of that song to myself.
So, Danny, did you recognize it, or did you google?
Originally Posted by Frosty88
Ahhh, that really clarifies things.
In your opinion, at what CPU frequency would a bottleneck be eliminated with GTX 470s in SLI?
Thank you, sir.
I can honestly say I have never heard "Radio Free Europe"....maybe I should listen to more R.E.M.
In my opinion, there's no 'magic number', because it always depends on the test you run. In 3dMark06, with SLI 470's, the bottleneck would continue probably up to 8GHz or more. In Vantage Extreme, it's probably like 2.4GHz.
And yes, the first 5 R.E.M. albums (Murmur
, aka the I.R.S. Years) are all must-own if you like the alternative rock genre. They practically defined what it was to be alt-rock with those disks. They all have a very timeless quality to them, like Led Zeppelin and the Beatles, bands where you here their influence being continually recycled, so that even though it's old, it never quite seems like it's music from a specific time period.
Everything after those first five are hit and miss (except Automatic for the People,
which was pretty brilliant throughout), but those five ... quintessential in the canon of American alt-rock.
From the wiki
for Radio Free Europe:
The song is ranked number 379 on Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2010, it was added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry for setting "the pattern for later indie rock releases by breaking through on college radio in the face of mainstream radio's general indifference.
YouTube- ‪REM - Radio Free Europe‬‎
Sorry for the thread de-rail, btw Edited by brettjv - 8/9/10 at 10:41am