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post #76 of 192

Both bands feature highly in my "Most Over Rated Band Ever List".

 

Without George Martin, The Beatles would have been Herman's Hermits Mk 1.

The Velvets said a lot more on one album than Floyd did in their whole career. Music for mental masturbation. 

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Both bands feature highly in my "Most Over Rated Band Ever List".

 

Without George Martin, The Beatles would have been Herman's Hermits Mk 1.

The Velvets said a lot more on one album than Floyd did in their whole career. Music for mental masturbation. 



In my opinion i have no respect for the beatles except for John Lennon.

post #78 of 192
Pink floyd is a listening experience. You really need to sit down and focus on the complexities of the music to take it all in. With the Beatles the music can be playing anywhere and from any type of sound emitter and you can enjoy it.
Strange poll comparing these two bands when most universal polls would suggest they are not particularly close in rating.
My vote would be the Beatles. If I was stuck on a deserted island then I would take pink floyd as it would insure a quicker death. wink.gif
Edited by oculus - 9/24/11 at 12:37pm
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Strange poll comparing these two bands when most universal polls would suggest they are not particularly close in rating.


indeed.  

 

Beatles vs. Stones  (Stones for me)

Floyd vs. Yes or maybe ELP?  Still going with Floyd.

 

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In my opinion i have no respect for the beatles except for John Lennon.


I don't know how old you are or when you 1st heard the Beatles and you're entitled to your opinion but, If you would have been around (5th grade for me) when the Beatles 1st came out and you liked music you more then likely would have a different opinion.. They change the whole music world... All we had back then for the so called rock-n-roll were the Beach Boys, The Ventures and other surf music, type bands.. We did have some early soul music but remember almost everything was on AM Radio and no song was longer then 2.5 minutes...... The Beatles changed everything and opened the door to the British invasion that led to all the super groups of the 60's .....The Stones, Led Zep, The Who etc.etc. So I guess you just had to be at the right age and be there from the get go, then follow their unsurpassable musical career !  JMO and millions of other Baby Boomers.... I lived for their next album...Still my all time favorite group! You listen to the White Album or Abby Road and they still could find a place on the charts today.....

 

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 You listen to the White Album or Abby Road and they still could find a place on the charts today.....

 


So can Dark Side of the Moon or Wish You Were Here. Hell Dark Side was in the charts for 15 years after it's release in 1973, and to my knowledge still sells more than 5 thousand copies per week in the US, and has sold 7.7 million since 1991.

 

I really like The Beatles, I think their music helped define a generation, but it just doesn't speak to me the way Floyd's does. Even now, after listening to it hundreds of times, I can still sit back and listen to the entirety of Wish You Were Here from start to finish with no breaks.


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I don't know how old you are or when you 1st heard the Beatles and you're entitled to your opinion but, If you would have been around (5th grade for me) when the Beatles 1st came out and you liked music you more then likely would have a different opinion.. They change the whole music world... All we had back then for the so called rock-n-roll were the Beach Boys, The Ventures and other surf music, type bands.. We did have some early soul music but remember almost everything was on AM Radio and no song was longer then 2.5 minutes...... The Beatles changed everything and opened the door to the British invasion that led to all the super groups of the 60's .....The Stones, Led Zep, The Who etc.etc. So I guess you just had to be at the right age and be there from the get go, then follow their unsurpassable musical career !  JMO and millions of other Baby Boomers.... I lived for their next album...Still my all time favorite group! You listen to the White Album or Abby Road and they still could find a place on the charts today.....

 



The Beatles weren't really rock. They were 60s pop as evident by the early to mid 60s. They grew up around 1967 and that is when i grew respect for them. Still the Beatles to me is John Lennon of whom i agree with a lot of his world principles. Look at his song imagine and i highly 100% agree with that song. During the 60s i feel the rolling stones was a much better band. More bluesy based rock. Beatles were good to the extent of what they did for the world of music but at the same time they are highly overrated. Best music started around 1969 for me. Thats the dawn of metal.

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So can Dark Side of the Moon or Wish You Were Here. Hell Dark Side was in the charts for 15 years after it's release in 1973, and to my knowledge still sells more than 5 thousand copies per week in the US, and has sold 7.7 million since 1991.

 

I really like The Beatles, I think their music helped define a generation, but it just doesn't speak to me the way Floyd's does. Even now, after listening to it hundreds of times, I can still sit back and listen to the entirety of Wish You Were Here from start to finish with no breaks.

You are correct  Arbite, also Pink Floyd could and can pull off most of their songs Live... Probably one of the best live shows I've ever seen.... They just leave you numb, pun intended!
 

 

post #84 of 192

Beatles are much more important than Pink Floyd, but I don't listen to Beatles, too childish for me. 

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Pink floyd is a listening experience. You really need to sit down and focus on the complexities of the music to take it all in. With the Beatles the music can be playing anywhere and from any type of sound emitter and you can enjoy it.
 


 

 

You've just crammed three pages of truth, into two sentences.

post #86 of 192

Pink Floyd wins for me; no contest. I thoroughly enjoy listening to Pink Floyd whereas I'll promptly skip a Beatles track unless I'm in a very particular mood. I understand their significance but I don't get much enjoyment out of listening to them.

 

I like how PF was described above as a listening experience. I agree completely with that statement and that's what I love so much about Floyd. They're a much more well-rounded band. They create beautiful music and hide pieces of art in the negative spaces. Their live performances are a spectacle of sight and sound. PULSE is the closest I'll likely ever get to seeing them/David Gilmour live but it is truly stunning.

post #87 of 192

I much prefer two blues artists over some insects.

post #88 of 192
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Pink Floyd wins for me; no contest. I thoroughly enjoy listening to Pink Floyd whereas I'll promptly skip a Beatles track unless I'm in a very particular mood. I understand their significance but I don't get much enjoyment out of listening to them.

 

I like how PF was described above as a listening experience. I agree completely with that statement and that's what I love so much about Floyd. They're a much more well-rounded band. They create beautiful music and hide pieces of art in the negative spaces. Their live performances are a spectacle of sight and sound. PULSE is the closest I'll likely ever get to seeing them/David Gilmour live but it is truly stunning.


Since Wright is gone, you will never be able to feel the juices Pink Floyd could get flowing again. Gilmore is a great guitarist and Waters is.....well Waters but Pink Floyd revisited would be like Paul and Ringo trying a Beatles reunion. Long live the music both bands made. Beatles were my childhood and adolescence and Pink Floyd my young adulthood. Both elicit fond memories.
post #89 of 192

-When I first listened to the Beatles: Wow what a great band!

-When I first listened to Pink Floyd: I think they are godly!

 

THEN.........I listened to Frank Zappa, and I haven't given those two a second thought ever since. Most people admire those two bands, but those bands admired Zappa, and he couldn't have cared lesstongue.gif

post #90 of 192

I haven't listened to a lot Zappa but I probably should. It seems like a lot of great musical acts found inspiration through his work. :)

 

I think a lot of what I dig about Pink Floyd has to do with the nostalgia of hearing my parents listening to them. Our family vacations always started with Shine On You Crazy Diamond from PULSE. We'd always leave in the middle of the night to make better timing and their stuff is the perfect backdrop for a nighttime drive.

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