Have you ever heard anyone say: "I don't like the Beatles"?

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al-Qa'bong

Tsk, tsk...quartets?

 

Powerhouse - Raymond Scott Quintette

Papal Bull

Sextets are sexier.

Slumberjack

Well, my work here is done.

N.R.KISSED

Unionist wrote:

oldgoat wrote:

Cueball wrote:

I don't really like the Beatles. At least not as much as everyone else does.

I've banned Cueball

I didn't really like Cueball. At least not as much as everyone else did.

ETA: Great post, Lou - thanks for sharing that!

 

I like Cueball more than the beatles. I think the myth of the beatles greatness is tied up in never ending depths of boomers self absorbtion. yeah yeah yeah yawn

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I hate metal. I saw Black Sabbath perform in Ottawa in the early 1970s, could not get the ringing out of my ears afterwards for quite a while. I've watched a couple of docs on metal bands, they all sound the same to me. What's the appeal of all that noise???

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I used to love the Nitty Grittys - had a few of their albums.

6079_Smith_W

Unionist wrote:

6079_Smith_W wrote:

Also, despite The Beatles' iconic status I think there are quite a few bands which were much less well-known, yet had much more far-reaching effect, and/or were more ahead of their time:

Just out of curiosity, three questions:

1. Which of the bands you listed had "much more far-reaching effect" than the Beatles?

2. Why is being "ahead of their time" something positive, apparently?

3.

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Roxy Music

">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVeEBMJt8vs

Other than the sequins, is there something enjoyable or memorable in this performance?

 

1.

Most of them, though I think you may have my meaning backward (my fault, probably). I know comparisons like this are pretty grey and subjective area, but I think modern music has definitely been revolutionized more by the members of Roxy Music (Eno in particular), The Last Poets,  the Velvet Underground, Throbbing Gristle, and Kraftwerk than The Beatles.
And by far-reaching I meant influence rather than revolutionary change. Really I only used that word in reference to the yardbirds, because its members had more influence after the band broke up, and while I think they were influential, they weren't as revolutionary as the other groups I mentioned.

2. It's not a prerequisite for great music of course, but if we are talking about influence then I think the degree to which a band changes music is relevant. As an example, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band coaxing some of the greats of traditional music into the studio with them was a revolutionary moment in music (even though Bill Munroe declined, refusing to work with long-haired hippies).

3. What... you don't like oboes? Perhaps some more traditional glam...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgcxd9wtXUE

(with the greatest backing vocalists in the world - FLo and Eddie)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXILmiNEf_k&feature=related

And again, not to diss The Beatles, but when we start taking apart their persona there are a lot of other artists - musical and others - who went into building that image - Peter Max, Richard Lester, Mr. Martin, and so on....

 

 

 

Unionist

N.R.KISSED wrote:
I think the myth of the beatles greatness is tied up in never ending depths of boomers self absorbtion. yeah yeah yeah yawn

Hey - great title for a Beatles' book: Hit and Myth.

Thanks, anarchist N.R.KISSED!

 

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I like Cueball more than I like Black Sabbath. Actually, I like Cueball more than I like the Kinks.

 

ETA: I think Cueball's cool and should post more often.Smile

6079_Smith_W

And I may be committing heresy by saying so, but Paul McCartney's control-freak nature and his propensity for cutesy, cloying nonsensical  tunes aside, he is the one musician in the group whose solo work I listen to the most, and I think he has the broadest musical range by far.

Caissa
Papal Bull

Boom Boom wrote:

I hate metal. I saw Black Sabbath perform in Ottawa in the early 1970s, could not get the ringing out of my ears afterwards for quite a while. I've watched a couple of docs on metal bands, they all sound the same to me. What's the appeal of all that noise???

:(

 

I grew up listening to Sabbath and Ozzy like no tomorrow.

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6079_Smith_W wrote:

And I may be committing heresy by saying so, but Paul McCartney's control-freak nature and his propensity for cutesy, cloying nonsensical  tunes aside, he is the one musician in the group whose solo work I listen to the most, and I think he has the broadest musical range by far.

 

The only post-Beatles thing he did that ever appealed to me was "Band On The Run" - I listened to it twice then never listened to it ever again. Boring pop pap.

 

On the other hand, 40 years later I still never get tired of Lennon's "Imagine" and the Plastic Ono Band album.

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And in the end,
The love you take
Is equal to
The love you make.

Closing.

oldgoat

No no, ya gotta close with....

 

Her majesty's a pretty nice girl
but she doesn't have a lot to say
Her majesty's a pretty nice girl
but she changes from day to day
I wanna tell her that I love her a lot
but I gotta get a belly full of wine
Her majesty's a pretty nice girl
someday I'm gonna make her mine
Oh, yeah, some day I'm gonna make her mine

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