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Orange Crush
R.E.M.
Green
Green
RaitingSR
Supervision Recommended
Information
Released 1988
Genre Alternative
Source Rock Band
Available November 20, 2007
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Difficulty
Band 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Basic Pro
Guitar 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Bass 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Drums 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Details
Male singer
3-part Harmonies



Orange Crush is a song by R.E.M. which was an orange flavored soft drink. In this case, though, it was meant to refer to Agent Orange, a chemical used by the US to defoliate the Vietnamese jungle during the Vietnam War. US military personnel exposed to it developed cancer years later and some of their children had birth defects.

The song does not refer to any single Vietnam-related experience for lead singer Michael Stipe, but simply that he lived in that era of American history.

Stipe's father served in Vietnam in the helicopter corps.

Stipe sometimes introduced this in concert by singing the US Army jingle, "Be all that you can be, in the Army."

The drill sergeant heard in the background during the middle is just an imitation by Stipe. In the traditional Michael Stipe way, the words he says during the imitation are complete nonsense.

This was not the first R.E.M. song to deal with the Vietnam War. That distinction goes to "Body Count," an early unreleased song that they played live many times.

The song is ranked 4th tier for drums, while vocals, guitar and bass are ranked 1st tier. The drum pattern is a disco beat.

Difficulty

INSTRUMENT DIFFICULTY
Guitar 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Vocals 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Drums 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Bass 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys NoNo Part
Pro Guitar NoNo Part
Harmonies 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Pro Drums 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Pro Bass NoNo Part
Pro Keys NoNo Part
Band 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce


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