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post #91 of 98
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Originally Posted by christian u View Post
 

Which bands?

and which of those bands excelled in so many areas;sound,style,innovation...


I suspect he just means there were allot of others that were ENGLISH, .. . but THAT's really about it.

post #92 of 98

"they were photogenic" .. . Oh right *******! Especially Ringo Star!

post #93 of 98

I think it needs to be stated and understood that the term "rock" or "pop" ( they're actually interchangable ) recall just means CONTEMPORARY music of any kind,  not just necessarily Rock n Roll as such. And the oafus who wrote this essay doesn't seem to realize that fact. Also, social radicalism seems to be a crucial factor in measuring a musical act for him.

post #94 of 98
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Originally Posted by Iann View Post

The Beatles were mainly talented SONGWRITERS and COMPOSERS, probably among the best in "rock/pop" music at that time period and still some of the best from a historical perspective. But this oafus makes allot of their PLAYING, .. . well they were ADEQUATE at THAT.

Ringo Starr, the most imitated drummer of the Sixties was just adequate?
Puh-leeeze!!
Why do people say this stuff?
The musicians who played on all those number one hits,
The musicians who played on
Revolver
Rubber Soul
Sgt. Pepper
Magical Mystery Tour
The White Album
Let It Be
Abbey Road
were just adequate?
Your statement makes no sense. You're just following the crowd.
post #95 of 98

So The Beatles weren't really "Rock and roll" as such?  . .. So what? What's so important about being Rock and roll ( to the point where something "sucks" or is "mediocre" or "overrated" if it isn't )? .. . I'm starting to wonder if THAT is possibly what's really overrated ( that's what this idiot essay really has me thinking ).

post #96 of 98

Thread title made me chuckle.  Out of curiosity i downloaded the complete Beatles Discography (yes i know tut tut) and listened to most of it to find it did nothing for me at all.  I thought i was the only person in the world who just didn't get it.   I since asked my parents what all the fuss was about and they came back with a gem of a one liner "you had to be there!".

post #97 of 98

thanks for this thread: I had not listened to "Abbey Road" in a looong time. Gave it a good scrub, put it back on the TT and it is every bit as good and daring as I remembered it!

post #98 of 98
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Originally Posted by calaf View Post
 

thanks for this thread: I had not listened to "Abbey Road" in a looong time. Gave it a good scrub, put it back on the TT and it is every bit as good and daring as I remembered it!

 

Yes, last time I played Abbey Road (a few months back) I was awestruck by it's brilliance and originality.

It almost sounds like the blueprint for the rock & pop music of the 70's and beyond.

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