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Old 11-09-2004, 06:32 AM   #16
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Rubber Soul
Revolver
Sgt Pepper
White Album
Magical Mystery Tour
Abbey Road
Let it Be

Once you get past the "I wanna hold your hand" and "a hard days night" phase, not a bad phase but most people who think the Beatles are overrated usually have this music in their minds, I'm not saying it is your case, but with many friends who I've had the same discussion, they have never heard most of the albums mentioned above especially RS, R, and Sgt P, this is where the real magic of the Beatles comes from.

Not only did they started rock but here is a band that evolved to things no one imagined and few bands are able to change succesfully, (of course like u2) and you can still hear most of this songs and they don't feel outdated at least not to most people.
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I'm not annoyed with the Beatles at all, more like the record compant milking their back catalog, etc. for all it's worth! Do we really need new cds with songs we all already have every Christmas?
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Old 11-09-2004, 09:33 AM   #18
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I think context is the key. Look at the great/ legendary guitarists of the late 60s to mid 70s...

Clapton, Page, Beck, Hendrix....

They are legends and wrote great songs and were viewed with awe b/c of their techinique as well as providing music that was so sonically different from what was around. Nowadays, their technique and innovations are pretty ho-hum (relatively speaking) and easily surpassed b/c so many people have adopted them or taken them for granted or built on them.

I think the same applies to the Beatles. That is why IMO it is hard for me to totally discount the Beatles even though my rebellious side wants to.

Hell, U2 falls into that category of being taken for granted...

With that said, I can't stand how much they are put on a pedestal, especially Lennon. Too much kissing of the past, so to speak...
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I think its sad though that the Beatles are put on that super-pedestal by the mainstream but guys like Jeff Beck, the Who, etc. aren't given their due even though they were equally as innovative or the public is not being exposed to these guys the way the Beatles are. Face it, todays public doesn't care about these guys but mention the Beatles... and people start creaming their pants... part of it is the media.
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:15 PM   #20
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Re: Anyone else fed up with the Beatles?

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Maybe it is just me, but does anyone else think they get a little too much praise? Sure, they basically started rock music, but that doesn't mean they were the masters of it.
The Beatles didnt start rock. They did redefine it but not start it. From the book: "WHAT WAS THE FIRST ROCK 'N' ROLL RECORD?" by Jim Dawson & Steve Propes, by Faber & Faber, 1992, here is their list of candidates for the first rock (& roll) record.

1 Jazz at the Philharmonic: Blues, Part 2 (1944)
2 Joe Liggins: The Honeydripper (1945)
3 Helen Humes: Be-Baba-Leba (1945)
4 Freddie Slack : House Of Blue Lights (1946)
5 Big Boy Crudup: That's All Right (1946)
6 Jack McVea: Open The Door, Richard (1946)
7 Lonnie Johnson: Tomorrow Night (1948)
8 Wynonie Harris: Good Rockin' Tonight (1948)
9 Bill Moore: We're Gonna Rock,We're Gonna Roll (1948)
10 Orioles: It's Too Soon To Know (1948)
11 John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen (1948)
12 Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks: Guitar Boogie (1948)
13 Stick McGhee: Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (1949)
14 Jimmy Preston: Rock The Joint (1949)
15 Louis Jordan: Saturday Night Fish Fry (1949)
16 Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras In New Orleans (1949)
17 Fats Domino: The Fat Man (1950)
18 Muddy Waters: Rollin' and Tumblin' (1950)
19 Hardrock Gunter: Birmingham Bounce (1950)
20 Hank Snow: I'm Movin' On (1950)
21 Ruth Brown: Teardrops From My Eyes (1950)
22 Arkie Shibley: Hot Rod Race (1950)
23 Les Paul and Mary Ford: How High The Moon (1951)
24 Jackie Brenston with His Delta Cats: Rocket 88 (1951)
25 Dominoes: Sixty Minute Man (1951)
26 Johnnie Ray with the Four Lads: Cry (1951)
27 Clovers: One Mint Julep (1952)
28 Bill Haley and the Saddlemen: Rock The Joint (1952)
29 Dominoes: Have Mercy Baby (1952)
30 Lloyd Price: Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1952)
31 Hank Williams: Kaw-Liga (1953)
32 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thorton: Hound Dog (1953)
33 Big Joe Turner: Honey Hush (1953)
34 Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters: Money Honey (1953)
35 Crows: Gee (1953)
36 Big Joe Turner: Shake, Rattle, and Roll (1954)
37 Royals/Midnighters: Work With Me, Annie (1954)
38 Chords: Sh-Boom (1954)
39 Bill Haley and His Comets: (Were Going To)Rock Around The Clock) (1954)
40 Robins: Riot In Cell Block #9 (1954)
41 Elvis Presley, Scotty and Bill: That's All Right (1954)
42 Penguins: Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) (1954)
43 LaVern Baker and the Gliders: Tweedle Dee (1954)
44 Johnny Ace: Pledging My Love (1954)
45 Ray Charles: I've Got A Woman (1954)
46 Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley (1955)
47 Chuck Berry: Maybellene (1955)
48 Little Richard: Tutti Frutti (1955)
49 Carl Perkins: Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
50 Elvis Presley: Heartbreak Hotel (1956)

"Rock-and-Roll (räk'n roll') n. first so used (1951) by Alan Freed, Cleveland disc jockey, taken from the song "My Baby Rocks Me with a Steady Roll". The use of rock, roll, rock and roll, etc., with reference to sexual intercourse, is traditional in blues, a form of popular music that evolved in the 1950's from rhythm and blues, characterized by the use of electric guitars, a strong rhythm with an accent on the offbeat, and youth-oriented lyrics."

Check out http://www.history-of-rock.com/indx.html and go to the 'Roots & Influences' tab. Interesting stuff, especially when you get to the bottom right of the page 'The Death Of Rock' which is about the late 50's!
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We need more of these Beatle-bashing threads so I can build a better mental list of People Whose Musical Opinions Don't Matter.
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We need more of these Beatle-bashing threads so I can build a better mental list of People Whose Musical Opinions Don't Matter.
yes, because god forbid someone would actually have a different opinion than your own!
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:41 PM   #23
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You can disagree with me on anything, and I'll respect your opinion.

Except the Beatles.

Examples:

"I think the Who sucks"
"Oh."

"I think you have a two-inch-long wang."
"Oh."

"I think the Beatles are overrated."
"YOU EAT SHIT AND DIE."
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Fed up with the Beatles - NEVER

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Old 11-09-2004, 09:17 PM   #25
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Originally posted by typhoon
You can disagree with me on anything, and I'll respect your opinion.

Except the Beatles.

Examples:

"I think the Who sucks"
"Oh."

"I think you have a two-inch-long wang."
"Oh."

"I think the Beatles are overrated."
"YOU EAT SHIT AND DIE."
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We need more of these Beatle-bashing threads so I can build a better mental list of People Whose Musical Opinions Don't Matter.


I concur!
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Let's not forget...The Beatles did more experimentation,evolving, and music in their 9 years together than most groups would ever dream of doing.

They are not overrated.
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I recognize the positive impact the Beatles have on music today but I've never cared much about them.
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You can disagree with me on anything, and I'll respect your opinion.

Except the Beatles.

Examples:

"I think the Who sucks"
"Oh."

"I think you have a two-inch-long wang."
"Oh."

"I think the Beatles are overrated."
"YOU EAT SHIT AND DIE."

hahaha, i like you.
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