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#41 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:08 AM

The Beatles have gotten 0.01% of the accolades that they deserve.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:09 AM

Fox News continues to prove they don't know shit about anything. 

 

I believe that's why Jon Stewart calls them "Bullshit Mountain"......they just keep 'pilin' it on'. ;) :lol:


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#43 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:04 AM

The Beatles have gotten 0.01% of the accolades that they deserve.

I don't know... they get a lot of accolades.  I'm not saying they're overrated, because the Beatles are a solid group on top of the influence on future artists, but it's not like they're some overlooked gem.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:17 AM

I think The Beatles have received appropriate accolades. They were a fucking amazing band and their music is understandably timeless. I still trip the fuck out on one or another of their albums occasionally (usually in mono, btw...)

Fantastic, nearly unfathomable stuff, much of the time.


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#45 Always the Winner

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:30 AM

I like the stereo mixes with headphones on. Usually vocals are completely right-channel. You can actually hear them breathing in between lines.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:15 AM

The Beatles have gotten 0.01% of the accolades that they deserve.

 

If they got any more accolades, we'd rarely hear about anything else including the bands that were (are) way better than the beetles but came after them.. 


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:34 AM

I think Paul made a good point the other night during the tribute. 

 

You have a band with John ... damn fine band. You have a band with Paul ... damn fine band. You have a band with George ... damn fine band. He also said the same about Ringo but I disagree. 

 

Anyway ... you put them all together and you have something amazing. I think that about sums it up. 

 

I still wish the rest of the surviving members of the Wilbury's would have gotten up to sing one of George's songs but it was nice seeing Jeff Lynne up there nonetheless. 


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:46 AM

If they got any more accolades, we'd rarely hear about anything else including the bands that were (are) way better than the beetles but came after them.. 

 

False.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:36 AM

If The Beatles hadn't done it, someone else would have. They're nothing special at all. They laid a foundation. Most others after than demolished their foundation and tossed it in the trash.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:16 AM

You have to understand that the rock 'n' roll road map that existed before the Beatles was very limited. They expanded on it hugely throughout the course of their career and in the process helped an entire generation of musicians to see its potential and gave them a way expand upon it themselves. In other words, they opened the floodgates. Think about what rock was like in 1961 and compare it to 1971. That was a hella ten years. Of course, they didn't do it all by themselves but a good case can be made that they started the fire and maintained it throughout the '60s.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:17 AM

Never underestimate the influence of Bob Dylan and marijuana.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:02 PM

If they got any more accolades, we'd rarely hear about anything else including the bands that were (are) way better than the beetles but came after them.. 

 

Skep, I've seen flashes of brilliance from you, so I KNOW you're not stupid by any stretch. So why the feigned 'stupid' remarks?  Anybody with partial brain activity knows The Beatles didn't do this by themselves.  Numerous people were involved, but anyone who studies this time in history can see that The Beatles were the catalyst.  Could another band have done it?  Perhaps, but the fact is they didn't.  As you are aware, History tells us The Beatles did. So why not accept the facts, and let it go?  Why the sour grapes? 

This goes for Border Collie also.  :shrug:


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:13 PM

Never underestimate the influence of Bob Dylan and marijuana.

 

 

I agree that their music became MUCH more interesting after this era, but they needed to get the early "bubble gum" pop stuff out of their system...which they also did as well and/or better than everyone else at the time.  It's amazing what they went through in 8 years.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:43 PM

I think Paul made a good point the other night during the tribute. 

 

You have a band with John ... damn fine band. You have a band with Paul ... damn fine band. You have a band with George ... damn fine band. He also said the same about Ringo but I disagree. 

 

Anyway ... you put them all together and you have something amazing. I think that about sums it up. 

 

I still wish the rest of the surviving members of the Wilbury's would have gotten up to sing one of George's songs but it was nice seeing Jeff Lynne up there nonetheless. 

 

Though I didn't see any credit, Peter Frampton was one of the guitarists in the communal 'band'.  I thought that was cool!  I disagree with you on Ringo, though.  On CBS Sunday Morning this last Sunday, one ot the people attending the Ed Sullivan show, one of the screaming girl teens in the audience, (although there were screaming guys there also) said at the time, Ringo was the favorite Beatle at first....I don't know if this was a female thing or not, but in my neighborhood, it seemed Paul was in the lead....Ringo was the guy who got me into learning drumming, properly, and I learned a lot from his techniques.  From the sicknesses in his childhood, He came out of it with his head on quite squarely in my opinion!  I believe Ringo was a proper and valuable member of the band, myself.....yes-happy-smiley.gif


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#55 sir clinksalot

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:52 PM

I'm not saying Ringo wasn't a proper and valuable member of the band ... but looking at his career post-Beatles you'd have to say he had the lesser solo career out of the 4. Even looking at him performing now is just kind of awkward unless he's behind the drum kit. His stage presence kind of bugs me. 


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:55 PM

That is true, but (HERE IT COMES!) I've bought almost every album he's put out since, and I LIKE 'EM!  (BIG surprise, eh? LOL) Laughingguyblue.gif


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:47 PM

I'd say Ringo is about as talented on the drumkit as Peter Criss.
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:27 PM

I learned some from Peter also....used it when I was in the 'Pep Band' in high school.....('74, '75, '76) :D


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

I'm not saying the Beatles aren't good, but it's hard for anyone to live up to the hype they have to deal with.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

To be fair, the initial "mania" in America was created by a situation that could never be duplicated today. In his initial attempts to get them an American record deal, Brian Epstein was turned down by everyone, including Capitol, the American division of their British label. Epstein wound up licensing individual songs to a bunch of small independent labels. Several of these songs were released in 1963 and went nowhere. When Capitol finally relented and released "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and it shot to #1, the other songs were all re-released. Thus the flooded market, and Top 5 spots in the Hot 100. By May of '64, only Capitol had any more new material to release. Had the Beatles merely been an average band that caught a lucky break, they would have fizzled out at this point.
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