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Old 02-21-2005, 01:44 PM   #16
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I'm curious to know too. Well... actually my brother says The Beatles are "over rated" which, yea, they probably are... but who cares if they're over rated, their music is awsomely great.
I've never understood the whole "overrated/underrated" argument. I don't automatically hate a band because everybody around me loves them, nor do I automatically like a band because nobody else has heard of them. Any bands I like, I like because they make some great music and I can relate to what they have to say. That's all.

And even so, okay, for the sake of argument, yeah, the Beatles get praised a lot...but I'd say they deserve to, because of how much influence they've had. Every single thing is compared to them...whenever an artist has a big album, it's referred to as their Sgt. Pepper. Whenever mass hysteria breaks out when an artist comes to a place, what do they say it was similar to? Yep, Beatlemania. Anytime a record the Beatles made is broken, it's big news. And considering how many artists name them as one of their main influences...well...yeah, it's no wonder they're going to get a lot of praise. For god's sake, they had that 1 CD out a few years back...just a collection of their biggest hits that most people already have in various other forms...it was still a top-selling CD.

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I've heard some of John's solo stuff, but I've never heard George's solo stuff... I'm gonn have to here pretty soon
Indeed. A few songs to suggest to start ya off with: "Got My Mind Set On You" (I understand that this is actually a cover of an older song, but still great nonetheless, and heh, this was on my mom's mix tapes all the time, I remember hearing this song constantly when I was little), "Blow Away", "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)", "what Is Life?", "My Sweet Lord". Give those few a listen, I think you'll like 'em .

And you did fine with the quoting, by the way .

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Old 02-21-2005, 02:17 PM   #17
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I've never understood the whole "overrated/underrated" argument. I don't automatically hate a band because everybody around me loves them, nor do I automatically like a band because nobody else has heard of them. Any bands I like, I like because they make some great music and I can relate to what they have to say. That's all.
Why would somebody hate a band cause everybody likes them? That's insane lol. I like the bands I like for the same reasons as you...

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Indeed. A few songs to suggest to start ya off with: "Got My Mind Set On You" (I understand that this is actually a cover of an older song, but still great nonetheless, and heh, this was on my mom's mix tapes all the time, I remember hearing this song constantly when I was little), "Blow Away", "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)", "what Is Life?", "My Sweet Lord". Give those few a listen, I think you'll like 'em .
Thanx for the suggestions! I'll give 'em a listen

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And you did fine with the quoting, by the way .


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Yea, I was surprised! I didnt even have to go back and edit
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It's impossible to overrate this band. Even their big fans don't pretend that any of them were the best musicians (although Paul's bass playing is underrated by many). But from an experimentation and pop songwriting standpoint, they have no equals. Brian Wilson, while a great composer and arranger, had nowhere near the range of Lennon & McCartney. Dylan may have opened the door for them lyrically, but musically they went where no pop band had gone before. They are also proof of why drugs are essential to our culture, like it or not.

Favorite Beatles album: The White Album
Favorite Beatle: John (not even close in my opinion--the guy is one of the most important and influential PEOPLE in modern history)
Favorite songs: Happiness is a Warm Gun, I Want You (She's So Heavy), Revolution, I'm So Tired, I Am the Walrus, Rocky Raccoon, She Came In Through the Bathroom Window, Getting Better, Ticket to Ride, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Tell Me Why, Fixing a Hole, Tomorrow Never Knows, No Reply, Not Guilty (a Harrison unreleased track from White Album sessions)

Anyone who's only heard a little solo Lennon, I'd advise you to dig a little deeper. While Plastic Ono Band and Imagine are probably his best, Walls and Bridges has some amazing songs, and so does Mind Games.

George Harrison's All Things Must Pass is on a level that few musicians and songwriters could ever hope to reach.

Paul McCartney's post-Beatles career is better left undiscussed. The Wings are generic 70's rock, and the solo albums have moments of quality in between mass amounts of typical McCartney cheese.


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the beatles were my first favorite band. much like the folks who frequent EYKIW and never come in here are with u2, they were the ONLY band for me for a good 6 years.
I had to laugh bitterly when I read this, because I'd just been thinking: If this thread was in EYKIW, someone would be sure to point out that George Harrison once said U2 were overrated, and that would probably be enough to turn it into a bash-the-Beatles thread.

Although to be fair, it was on the (usually) calmer and mellower atU2.com forum that someone actually started a thread called 'I'm glad George Harrison is dead' when he died--specifically for the aforementioned reason.

That kind of garbage makes me ashamed to be a U2 fan. What the hell does whether or not someone likes U2 have to do with their human worth and respectability?

Umm...anyway, back to the topic, I love the Beatles too. Anyone else remember the cheesy cartoon show? It was in reruns when I was a kid, and I loved it.


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I had to laugh bitterly when I read this, because I'd just been thinking: If this thread was in EYKIW, someone would be sure to point out that George Harrison once said U2 were overrated, and that would probably be enough to turn it into a bash-the-Beatles thread.
That's part of the reason why I don't visit EYKIW much anymore.

As for the Fab Four:

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I just got to thinkin, if the backstreet boys thread made it to 5 pages long and this thread doesnt I'm gonna go nuts...






In other words please, talk about the beatles lmao!
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Umm...anyway, back to the topic, I love the Beatles too. Anyone else remember the cheesy cartoon show? It was in reruns when I was a kid, and I loved it.
That show ruled! I'm surprised it's not on TV anymore, especially when we have a whole Cartoon Network. I'm guessing that whoever owns the rights doesn't want it released, which is strange.

That thing would sell like hotcakes if it were on DVD.

Anyone think U2 is the only other band that would be really funny as cartoons on a regular show? They all have such distinct personalities like The Beatles. I think it would be hilarious. The Edge could always get them out of tricky situations by inventing something on the spot like McGuyver, Larry could beat up the bad guys or ride his motorcycle...

I'll stop now.


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A U2 cartoon...... That'd be rather interesting, indeed. And the Simpsons episode they were on was a funny one...if they kept up that kind of humor and everything...it could be fun .

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Why would somebody hate a band cause everybody likes them?
'Cause in their minds, anything that's popular must automatically suck or something along that line.

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That's insane lol.
Yes, yes, it is. They miss out on some really good music as a result of that, too, which is a shame.

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I like the bands I like for the same reasons as you...
Cool .

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Thanx for the suggestions! I'll give 'em a listen
You're welcome. Hope you like the songs .

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Yea, I was surprised! I didnt even have to go back and edit
Rock on .

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I just got to thinkin, if the backstreet boys thread made it to 5 pages long and this thread doesnt I'm gonna go nuts...
Oh, this is DEPRESSING, the backstreet wanks get 5 pages……………


The greatest band ever, their influence in modern music is unquestionable.

Even the photography of the Beatles other bands copy. Look at the CD cover of U2’s “7”, and a Beatles photo.


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Anyone else remember the cheesy cartoon show?
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Haha...that's a cute picture !

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Even the photography of the Beatles other bands copy. Look at the CD cover of U2’s “7”, and a Beatles photo.


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Heh, weird . Wasn't there some other band once that had the back of their album cover or something look very similar to the Beatles' one for the album that had "Help!" on it or something like that?

And hey, let's not forget the Rutles (hope I spelled that right). I've never really seen their parody in full and stuff, just heard about them, but there's another point for the influence these guys had and everything.

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Ehhhhhh, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers walked across Abbey Road totally naked with a sock over their manhood’s.

Oh the Rutles, third greatest band after the Beatles and U2.
In real life, George Harrison had a lot to do with the Rutles.
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Oh the Rutles, third greatest band after the Beatles and U2.
In real life, George Harrison had a lot to do with the Rutles.
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The Rutles rock,, I have a cd with the Rutles... Funny movie, and kick-ass soundtrack


The Beatles will forever be the most important band in the world. Nobody will surpass them, because they did everything right IMO.

Though Paul and John have both released some good solo material, then i think George Harrisons all things must pass is the best solo record from any of the members.
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DAMN, this thread is dieing after just two pages.

Thought I would share this song with you Beatle lovers.

It is George presenting a half written “Something” to the band with John and Paul helping with the words.

Goes for about 9 minutes and is fascinating.

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Anyone who's only heard a little solo Lennon, I'd advise you to dig a little deeper. While Plastic Ono Band and Imagine are probably his best, Walls and Bridges has some amazing songs, and so does Mind Games.


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I've always loved Walls and Bridges. Plastic Ono Band will always be one of my favourite albums ever though. A very stripped down album, often with just a single electric guitar, Bass and Ringo on drums. The song "God", which was the inspiration for "God Part 2" sums up the death of the 60s beautifully. For anyone who only knows solo Lennon for "Imagine", "Starting over" and "Woman" give it a listen-It's amazing, though not always a comfortable listen. Lennon was just coming off Primal scream therapy which was pretty much about screaming yourself back to the womb and brought about probably the most personal songs he ever wrote. I seem to remember it was voted the most depressing album ever a few years ago-A masterpiece though.
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