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« on: October 23, 2003, 10:24:15 AM »
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I'm just think there should be more great bands with appreciation threads. I've always said this and I firmly believe if I had to listen to one band's music for the rest of my life, no contest - it'd be the Beatles. My personal favourites: Across the Universe, Helter Skelter, Hey Jude, Here Comes The Sun, and Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds... much much more but I'll save it for later.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2003, 10:43:23 AM »
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Not really a big Beatles fan (this has been much discussed elsewhere... sure you looked through all the threads to make sure there was no Beatles item already?).

I like "Eleanor Rigby" and "She's Leaving Home," though. A lot of the rest is not as great as advertised, in my opinion.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2003, 10:56:13 AM »
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I looked mostly at the The Rolling Stones or The Beatles thread for what was covered, but there was no thread devoted to the actual band.

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2003, 11:09:00 AM »
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Best moment in a rock and roll song ever: when Ringo yells "I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS" at the end of Helter Skelter.

The Beatles are the my favorite band, and probably the best band ever, but they are overrated.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2003, 11:52:18 AM »
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that was Ringo? I always thought it sounded like John...
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2003, 01:02:48 PM »
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What can I say that hasn't already been said
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2003, 02:41:51 PM »
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I probably wouldn't argue that the Beatles were the greatest band ever.  Their influence is one thing....

What I like is, the fact over time they seriously developed a sound, with great lyrics...that can easily be compared to any possible mood, place, object or anything else.  They can be used as metaphors in almost any possible sense...

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2003, 03:42:44 PM »
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Ringo yells that he has blisters on his fingers because the song was actually 27 mins originally.

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2003, 09:19:36 PM »
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Ah, my apologies. I was looking for threads with the Beatles in the title.

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2003, 02:47:24 PM »
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The Beatles aren't as good as the Beach Boys...

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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2003, 03:00:24 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2003, 05:05:15 PM »
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Why were  the Beatles special????  I don't see it or hear it.  They're a fabricated icon within the library of pop music.  Long live Beatles muzak...

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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2003, 05:53:40 PM »
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Why were  the Beatles special????  I don't see it or hear it.  They're a fabricated icon within the library of pop music.  Long live Beatles muzak...


When the Beatles started out, they were doing what everyone else was, just really well.  If you can appreciate any oldies at all, you can appreciate them at this time.  Then they started growing as artists and experimenting with different instruments, and other means of creating music.  The big deal is that even then, they were still the biggest thing around and they were expanding horizons for what is played on the radio (pop music if you absolutely must label it).  It didn't hurt that girls loved them and they released soooooo many albums, and that their timing was great (what better time to bring experimentative music than the 60s and 70s).  So here you have a band that is on nobody's badside (except Mr. Xixax) with a huuuuge library of songs that have a huuuuuge range and they were still commercially accessible.  That's a pretty big deal.  No other band has accomplished that, not even Radiohead (not ever Radiohead).  They are a constant influence on countless people for countless reasons, and I thank them so much for giving us their music.  That's just my theory though, I might be wrong.
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2003, 05:56:34 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2003, 05:57:12 PM »
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Why were  the Beatles special????  I don't see it or hear it.  They're a fabricated icon within the library of pop music.  Long live Beatles muzak...


Situationism, Montreal-style, is alive and well!!!!

Seriously, they weren't nearly as special as most people seem to think... still, if you can overlook the suffocating legend, there are a few very good songs.
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