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