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HappinessNow
August 13th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Just listening to this classic Beatles song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd38yrWx2o0

Does anybody here still like The Beatles?

Arup
August 13th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Right here, and everything else from that era and before.

Nburnes
August 13th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Right here, and everything else from that era and before.

+1 Love The Beatles. Got my sister to like them too :D

TheNosh
August 13th, 2009, 07:53 AM
thats a silly question, of course some of us like the beatles.

they're one of my favorite bands in fact. my favorite song of theirs is maxwell's silver hammer, but the one off of anthology.

lisati
August 13th, 2009, 07:53 AM
+1 Love The Beatles. Got my sister to like them too :D

I love them yeah yeah yeah!

Getting myself clucky for Beatles music now!

MaxIBoy
August 13th, 2009, 07:57 AM
Meh. They're okay. I like how most of their songs are kinda goofy. You don't get that so much these days.

TheNosh
August 13th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Meh. They're okay. I like how most of their songs are kinda goofy. You don't get that so much these days.

you might enjoy cake (the band, though the food is pretty good too)

they aren't the same musical style as the beatles, but they can be quite goofy

Nburnes
August 13th, 2009, 08:04 AM
you might enjoy cake (the band, though the food is pretty good too)

they aren't the same musical style as the beatles, but they can be quite goofy

Why not try looking into Beck?

HappinessNow
August 13th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Meh. They're okay. I like how most of their songs are kinda goofy. You don't get that so much these days.


you might enjoy cake (the band, though the food is pretty good too)

they aren't the same musical style as the beatles, but they can be quite goofy

I thought of the group: They Might Be Giants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAMRTGv82Zo

HappinessNow
August 13th, 2009, 08:06 AM
Why not try looking into Beck?
Beck is awesome and in whole league of his own!

Here is a classic Beck:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL-lKik2cD0

Martje_001
August 13th, 2009, 08:10 AM
you might enjoy cake (the band, though the food is pretty good too)

they aren't the same musical style as the beatles, but they can be quite goofy
Their singer is crap :/.

Nburnes
August 13th, 2009, 08:11 AM
Beck is awesome and in whole league of his own!

Here is a classic Beck:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL-lKik2cD0

Radiohead is up there with him I believe.

HappinessNow
August 13th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Radiohead is up there with him I believe.
I have never listened to Radiohead, I see Beck beyond classification in traditional genres, and as a singer/songwriter pure genius, I find Beck very similar to Lyle Lovett and Ani D'Franco in that respect.

Here is an Ani DiFranco video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STT4tFNAmL4

...and a Lyle Lovett Mp3
http://www.imeem.com/artists/lyle_lovett/music/sLGm571c/lyle-lovett-simple-song/

Nburnes
August 13th, 2009, 08:19 AM
I have never listened to Radiohead, I see Beck beyond classification in traditional genres, and as a singer/songwriter pure genius, I find Beck very similar to Lyle Lovett and Ani D'Franco in that respect.
Radiohead - Like Spinning Plates (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQBDsNiCCNM)
Radiohead - Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0nVJ1fnZZY)

TheNosh
August 13th, 2009, 08:27 AM
I thought of the group: They Might Be Giants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAMRTGv82Zo

also a favorite, have you seen the video for "i'm impressed"? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CccPPDe2JU) (my favorite)




Why not try looking into Beck?

certainly also a good option




Their singer is crap :/.

it's not one of their best, no.

try this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uwjsG0cRf0)

toupeiro
August 13th, 2009, 08:43 AM
Getting back on topic... ;)

I love the Beatles. They are still one of my top 3 favorite bands:

Let it be.

In My Life

You've got to hide your love away

Eleanor Rigby

Blackbird

Fixing a Hole

A Day in the Life

Something.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds..

There are really, really just to many examples to list.. There will never be another band like them.

HappinessNow
August 13th, 2009, 08:43 AM
Speaking of Beck, here is another one of my favorite Beck songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIKWfOFzhTQ

HappinessNow
August 13th, 2009, 08:53 AM
Speaking of Beck, here is another one of my favorite Beck songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIKWfOFzhTQlive version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMxXfxs4TV0

tacantara
August 13th, 2009, 09:03 AM
I was listening to the Beatles and other "British Invasion" bands of the sixites when I was a high school student in the early 80s. The Beatles was my favorite of the invasion genre. I still listen to them (I have Beatles One on the iPod). My perspective on music in general changed because of the Beatles, inspiring me to learn guitar.

TheNosh
August 13th, 2009, 09:13 AM
There will never be another band like them.

true, but the same goes for many bands


The Grateful Dead

The Wailers

Dispatch

Cream

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Band

and that's just a few

mrgnash
August 13th, 2009, 10:32 AM
Never liked them. I'm a snob for technical proficiency, I'm afraid.

Eisenwinter
August 13th, 2009, 11:18 AM
I think The Beatles are overrated, totally overrated.

Swagman
August 13th, 2009, 11:36 AM
I think The Beatles are overrated, totally overrated.

It doesn't matter how technically superior or what another person rates as good.

It's what it sounds like to YOUR ears.

I like ALL forms of music. If it's good... It's good.

Most of the Beatles catalogue is excellent

oxf
August 13th, 2009, 11:40 AM
TBH they never really did anything for me. But each to his own.

koshatnik
August 13th, 2009, 01:11 PM
TBH they never really did anything for me. But each to his own.

Me neither, but people do believe the hype. Get told something is good long enough and people will believe it. Here's a real example:

I was starting in a new job about 12 years ago. Lunchtime and the guy sitting opposite me walks into the office with a carrier bag full of CD's with Tower Records or HMV or something on it. He plonks the bag down and looking at it I guess there must have been about 10 cds in it. As I was new, I struck up a conversation to break the ice. I said something like, "you into music then?" and he said "yeah" and i said "what have you got?" and he threw me the bag. Inside were 12 Beatles CD's. I said, "Beatles fan eh?" And, get this he said... "Not really." So, slightly surprised, I said, "You've just spent about £150 on their cd's" and he shrugged and said, "well, you got to have them in your collection haven't you, best band in the world and all that..."

:)

JillSwift
August 13th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Given there are still plenty of fans of Handel, Bach, Mozart and even Messe de Saint Marcel - Given that there are still fans of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael - Given there are still fans of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Buddy Bolden, Joe "King" Oliver, and Red Nichols - Well, I suspect there will also always be fans of the Beatles, along with The Doors, The Who, Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac... etcetera etcetera.

That's the wonder of the subjective. There always seems to be someone who likes art and music of any stripe. :D

TheNosh
August 13th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Given there are still plenty of fans of Handel, Bach, Mozart and even Messe de Saint Marcel - Given that there are still fans of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael - Given there are still fans of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Buddy Bolden, Joe "King" Oliver, and Red Nichols - Well, I suspect there will also always be fans of the Beatles, along with The Doors, The Who, Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac... etcetera etcetera.

That's the wonder of the subjective. There always seems to be someone who likes art and music of any stripe. :D

could not have said it better myself (hell, i couldn't even have said it equally)

i for one happen to love Bach and Mozart

KegHead
August 13th, 2009, 01:32 PM
yep

andru183
August 13th, 2009, 01:52 PM
i nothing short of love them, so so many good songs!

thisllub
August 13th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Never liked them. I'm a snob for technical proficiency, I'm afraid.

Name a more technically proficient band of songwriters.

I don't listen to them often but when I hear songs like Eleanor Rigby and A Day in the Life i am in awe.

longtom
August 13th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Covered some of their songs and got to like them that why.

....and no, I am not Joe Cocker...:P

Jesus_Valdez
August 13th, 2009, 03:34 PM
The Beatles not so much, but I'm a very huge fan of "The Beastles", a mash-up of Beastie Boys and The Beatles.

treesurf
August 13th, 2009, 03:42 PM
The Beatles were the best rock band of all time. I love them.

toupeiro
August 13th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Name a more technically proficient band of songwriters.

I don't listen to them often but when I hear songs like Eleanor Rigby and A Day in the Life i am in awe.

The amazing thing about a day in the life is how it was written. 3 different Beatles wrote each verse, with one not telling anything about what they were writing about to the other. It was done on three creative directions about "a day in the life".

Eleanor Rigby, even without music, is an amazing poetic work and is recognised as such the world around:

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from ?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong ?

Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near.
Look at him working. darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
What does he care?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Eleanor rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

alindgr1
August 13th, 2009, 04:22 PM
I am normally a death metal/thrash fan, so The Beatles are not in my normal music. However, they are one of a few slower groups and artists that I can listen to. Others include Tracy Chapman, Robert Johnson, a few others.

bikodog
August 13th, 2009, 04:33 PM
The Beatles defined rock & roll and songwriting as we know it to day. The world would be a different place were it not for the Fab 4.

Eisenwinter
August 13th, 2009, 04:39 PM
It doesn't matter how technically superior or what another person rates as good.

It's what it sounds like to YOUR ears.

I like ALL forms of music. If it's good... It's good.

Most of the Beatles catalogue is excellent
Of course.

What I was implying by saying they're overrated, is that I also don't like them.

toupeiro
August 13th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Of course.

What I was implying by saying they're overrated, is that I also don't like them.

I can relate. I don't like Elvis Presley. A lot of people say he's the king of rock and roll but some of his first exposure songs were written by black artists up to ten years before he was ever heard of. If the 40's and 50's weren't what they were from a civil rights standpoint, Elvis Presley would not be the King of Rock and Roll in my opinion. I respect his place in music historically speaking, I'm just not a fan of him.

To each their own about liking the beatles, but you can't really argue about the influence they set in music as we know it.

RiceMonster
August 13th, 2009, 04:56 PM
I like ALL forms of music. If it's good... It's good.

I highly doubt that. Maybe you like a bunch of different types of music, but I don't buy it that somebody likes ALL forms of music. Maybe they say that because they've heard all radio friendly forms of music. I'm willing to bet you would hate a lot of the music I listen to regularly.

Swagman
August 13th, 2009, 05:09 PM
If its good..then it's good.

When I worked at Hotpoint on the night shift @ around 02:00.. When your mind was numb... You would listen to the machines making a rather kewl rhythmic sound and make up songs to go to that sound..

Often we would shout em out and someone on the next machine would finish the verse.

gn2
August 13th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Wonder if Roman Polanski listens to them much?

Incense
August 13th, 2009, 06:16 PM
Love The Beatles, and can't wait for Beatles rock band to roll out. It looks amazing.

HappinessNow
August 13th, 2009, 06:32 PM
true, but the same goes for many bands
The Grateful Dead

The Wailers

Dispatch

Cream

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Bandand that's just a few

The Zombies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49DxfpW3Zfw

"What's your name? Who's your Daddy? Is he rich like me? Has he taken, any time to show you what you need to live?"


Given there are still plenty of fans of Handel, Bach, Mozart and even Messe de Saint Marcel - Given that there are still fans of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael - Given there are still fans of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Buddy Bolden, Joe "King" Oliver, and Red Nichols - Well, I suspect there will also always be fans of the Beatles, along with The Doors, The Who, Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac... etcetera etcetera.

That's the wonder of the subjective. There always seems to be someone who likes art and music of any stripe. :D
Sam Cooke (http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/sam+cooke), Marvin Gaye (http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/marvin+gaye), Seether (http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/seether), Creedence Clearwater Revival (http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/creedence+clearwater+revival), Ben Folds (http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/ben+folds), etc, etc.

mrgnash
August 13th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Name a more technically proficient band of songwriters.

I don't listen to them often but when I hear songs like Eleanor Rigby and A Day in the Life i am in awe.

If I started, I'd never stop, but let me just pick one off the top of my head... umm... King Crimson.


Wonder if Roman Polanski listens to them much?

Oooh, too soon :lolflag:

nubimax
August 13th, 2009, 08:48 PM
My wife still likes them. But I have never forgave them for destroying rock and roll as I knew it in the fiftys and early sixtys.
M

oldos2er
August 13th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Haven't read the whole thread, but I just wanted to make the point that good music is timeless, no matter the era from which it originated (someone mentioned Bach, Beethoven, et al).

Yes, I "still" like the Beatles, and most of the other British Invasion bands ('specially the Who). I can remember watching them on Ed Sullivan, on the huge 1950s tv with the small screen that my parents had at the time.

lukjad007
August 13th, 2009, 08:57 PM
/me is a big fan of the Beatles!

subdivision
August 13th, 2009, 09:01 PM
I NEVER liked the Beetles, much to my wife's chagrin.

forrestcupp
August 13th, 2009, 09:57 PM
I like the Beatles a lot. The video of them playing for the last time on the rooftop is pretty amazing.

When I watched the video of Come Together in the first post, that's when I found out from the comments that Michael Jackson also performed that song. He actually did a good job of it.

And like people were saying earlier, Beck is awesome, too. There's something about him that really sets him apart. He deserves a lot bigger following than he has.


I highly doubt that. Maybe you like a bunch of different types of music, but I don't buy it that somebody likes ALL forms of music. Maybe they say that because they've heard all radio friendly forms of music. I'm willing to bet you would hate a lot of the music I listen to regularly.

Why do metal heads think they're bigger bad arses than everyone else based on the harsh music they listen to?

CharmyBee
August 13th, 2009, 10:07 PM
The beatles so overrated, their guitars are ear piercingly awful and the vocals are in dire need of chloraseptic spray, most of their songs sound the same, I wish they could break up anytime soon.

spoons
August 13th, 2009, 10:21 PM
The beatles so overrated, their guitars are ear piercingly awful and the vocals are in dire need of chloraseptic spray, most of their songs sound the same, I wish they could break up anytime soon.

One of them's already dead.

thisllub
August 13th, 2009, 11:13 PM
If I started, I'd never stop, but let me just pick one off the top of my head... umm... King Crimson.


I haven't listened to them since I broke my turntable about 20 years ago.
Sorry but even though I enjoyed Lark's Tongues in Aspic I can't think of a single KC song that is up there with the best of the Beatles.
Mind you the Beatles also released some dreadful rubbish.

thisllub
August 13th, 2009, 11:16 PM
One of them's already dead.

Two.

gn2
August 13th, 2009, 11:38 PM
Two.

The wrong two.

JillSwift
August 14th, 2009, 12:06 AM
The wrong two.
What a reprehensible thing to say.

TheNosh
August 14th, 2009, 04:08 AM
The wrong two.

when discussing human lives such comments are generally frowned upon. however while i wouldn't have worded it exactly like that, my favorite beatles were John and George so i know what you meant by it.

starcannon
August 14th, 2009, 04:12 AM
Not only yeah, but Hell Yeah I still like the Beatles!
One of the greatest bands of all time.

TheNosh
August 14th, 2009, 04:17 AM
The Zombies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49DxfpW3Zfw

"What's your name? Who's your Daddy? Is he rich like me? Has he taken, any time to show you what you need to live?"


Sam Cooke (http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/sam+cooke), Marvin Gaye (http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/marvin+gaye), Seether (http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/seether), Creedence Clearwater Revival (http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/creedence+clearwater+revival), Ben Folds (http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/ben+folds), etc, etc.

i have the Zombies in my music library, and i like them, but i wouldn't personally put them in the list i made. however this post has reminded me that i would totaly put Creedence Clearwater Revival in it (personal opinion, feel free to disagree of course)

RiceMonster
August 14th, 2009, 04:32 AM
Why do metal heads think they're bigger bad arses than everyone else based on the harsh music they listen to?

Wonderful assumption, I'm not really a metal head and I wasn't talking about metal. I wasn't trying to sound like a badass either; most people other than a few close friends hate most of the music I enjoy the most. I was thinking of post-rock (long instrumental songs) and noise rock (name speaks for itself) in particular.

mrgnash
August 14th, 2009, 04:34 AM
I haven't listened to them since I broke my turntable about 20 years ago.
Sorry but even though I enjoyed Lark's Tongues in Aspic I can't think of a single KC song that is up there with the best of the Beatles.
Mind you the Beatles also released some dreadful rubbish.

Based on what criteria? Certainly if you are comparing their musical output in terms of catchy hooks, then the Beatles would come out way on top, but in terms of complex arrangements and the technical proficiency of the various band-members with their instruments (which is what I was originally addressing), I don't think there is any doubt that KK leave the Beatles in the dust. I'll be the first to admit that the Beatles wrote some great pop songs, as evidenced by their "mega band" status and enduring popularity, but personally, my musical appetite just isn't generally sated by pop. And yes... I know they were involved in some pretty crafty experimentation as well, but once again, my appreciation of that strand of their output is diminished by their lack of technical chops.

HappinessNow
August 14th, 2009, 04:47 AM
when discussing human lives such comments are generally frowned upon. however while i wouldn't have worded it exactly like that, my favorite beatles were John and George so i know what you meant by it.

I would agree I also like John and George the best, The Beatles would Not have been The Beatles without them!


Not only yeah, but Hell Yeah I still like the Beatles!
One of the greatest bands of all time. :P


What a reprehensible thing to say.+1


i have the Zombies in my music library, and i like them, but i wouldn't personally put them in the list i made. however this post has reminded me that i would totaly put Creedence Clearwater Revival in it (personal opinion, feel free to disagree of course)I like the Zombies a lot, and no body has done Southern Rock like CCR

HermanAB
August 14th, 2009, 04:53 AM
I think the best Beatles songs were the Chuck Berry ones. They did Chuck's music better than Chuck himself.

HappinessNow
August 14th, 2009, 04:55 AM
I think the best Beatles songs were the Chuck Berry ones. They did Chuck's music better than Chuck himself.Do you have a list of those songs? I think that would be interesting to see.

mkendall
August 14th, 2009, 06:13 AM
What? No love for The Ruttles around here?

TheNosh
August 14th, 2009, 06:21 AM
What? No love for The Ruttles around here?

lol, i have the film.

HermanAB
August 14th, 2009, 07:16 AM
Chuck-Beatles: Roll over Beethoven is the first one that comes to mind, but they have done most of his songs. In fact, the Beatles started by playing Chuck's songs. That was how they met, on a train with a Chuck Berry album.

Here are some:
Roll Over Beethoven
Rock And Roll Music
Too Much Monkey Business
Johnny B Goode
Carol
You Canít Catch Me
Memphis Tennessee
I Got to find my Baby
Sweet Little Sixteen
Dizzy Miss Lizzie

etc.

TheNosh
August 14th, 2009, 07:20 AM
I think the best Beatles songs were the Chuck Berry ones. They did Chuck's music better than Chuck himself.

sort of like how most of my favorite stuff by Jimi Hendrix is him covering songs by Bob Dylan

and regarding Johnny B. Goode (from your list of Beatles covers of Chuck Berry), my favorite recording of it is by the Grateful Dead.

Nburnes
August 14th, 2009, 07:33 AM
The beatles so overrated, their guitars are ear piercingly awful and the vocals are in dire need of chloraseptic spray, most of their songs sound the same, I wish they could break up anytime soon.

Then please explain this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxyJLxV0_-8

And fyi two of The Beatles have died.

John Lennon
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon)
George Harrison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison)

lisati
August 14th, 2009, 07:38 AM
The beatles so overrated, their guitars are ear piercingly awful and the vocals are in dire need of chloraseptic spray, most of their songs sound the same, I wish they could break up anytime soon.

I think you're listening with an accent to a cover band.

Katalog
August 14th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Still like the Beatles? Man I hate being reminded how old I'm getting, but no, I've never stopped liking the Beatles any more or less than since the first time I heard them.

forrestcupp
August 14th, 2009, 01:33 PM
Wonderful assumption, I'm not really a metal head and I wasn't talking about metal. I wasn't trying to sound like a badass either; most people other than a few close friends hate most of the music I enjoy the most. I was thinking of post-rock (long instrumental songs) and noise rock (name speaks for itself) in particular.
You're right.:redface: But my original question applies, even if it shouldn't have been directed at you. :)

Post-rock is awesome. How could people not like it? Do you like This Will Destroy You?

I can even handle some of the noise rock that actually sounds like music, like some of chrome's stuff. To me, some of the excessively noisy, industrial stuff seems like it wouldn't take any talent. But that's my opinion.

RiceMonster
August 14th, 2009, 01:37 PM
You're right.:redface: But my original question applies, even if it shouldn't have been directed at you. :)

Post-rock is awesome. How could people not like it? Do you like This Will Destroy You?

I can even handle some of the noise rock that actually sounds like music, like some of chrome's stuff. To me, some of the excessively noisy, industrial stuff seems like it wouldn't take any talent. But that's my opinion.

Cool. Yes, I like This Will Destroy You. They have a nice sound to them. My favorites are probably Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mono, and Yndi Halda, though.

In terms of noise rock, I don't listen to a lot of bands, but I listen to Melt-Banana and Lightning Bolt, and often An Albatross so I like to count it. I haven't really gotten into a lot of it either.

But anyway, always good to see people who have greate taste in music :D.

decoherence
August 14th, 2009, 02:29 PM
I love the Beatles! You Never Give Me Your Money started going through my head the second I clicked this thread.

George Martin is my favourite. ;)

harry2006
August 14th, 2009, 03:45 PM
+1 here...

mystmaiden
August 14th, 2009, 06:25 PM
love the Beatles - so much good music