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Are The Beatles Overated?

Yes (They Suck!)
6 (17.1%)
No (They Were Ahead Of Their Time)
29 (82.9%)

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Voting closed: December 29, 2009, 12:05:18 PM

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2009, 11:42:18 AM »
Revolution seems more like Pop...

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2009, 01:43:39 PM »
Anyone who thinks the Beatles are over-rated and pop...seriously?  Are you human?  I think you might belong on that planet that is in Avatar with the blue people...

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2009, 05:23:11 PM »
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If Revolution, Helter Skelter, Me and My Monkey et al are your examples of The Beatles playing rock I'm not convinced they aren't just pop artists.

There's guitar, bass, drums, and vocals...what is your definition of rock? Listen to guitar and the lyrics on Revolution. Tell me what is "pop" about that

And you're saying Helter Skelter is a pop song? Are you kidding me?

To each our own, I guess. The Beatles are definitely a rock band in my book

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« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2009, 07:02:40 PM »
Pop basically means Popular. Were the Beatles popular? Hell yeah!

Are U2 popular? Hell YEAH!

Just like U2, The Beatles had their mainstream/alternative moments, though I still dont fancy the Beatles. Their songs always reminded me of what it would be like if Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry were in a band.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2009, 07:16:09 PM »
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If Revolution, Helter Skelter, Me and My Monkey et al are your examples of The Beatles playing rock I'm not convinced they aren't just pop artists.

There's guitar, bass, drums, and vocals...what is your definition of rock? Listen to guitar and the lyrics on Revolution. Tell me what is "pop" about that

And you're saying Helter Skelter is a pop song? Are you kidding me?

To each our own, I guess. The Beatles are definitely a rock band in my book


The Rolling Stones were an effortless guitar driven rock band.  Helter Skelter is just a forced attempt by Macca to write a rock tune, no doubt influenced by Led Zep.

The Beatles greatest work is pop and there's no shame in that.  It's when they tried to imitate others that they fell on stoney ground.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2009, 07:17:11 PM »
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Pop basically means Popular. Were the Beatles popular? Hell yeah!

Are U2 popular? Hell YEAH!

Just like U2, The Beatles had their mainstream/alternative moments, though I still dont fancy the Beatles. Their songs always reminded me of what it would be like if Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry were in a band.
:D :D :D
I think they are seen as such legends because the market they lived in was so easy to dominate, particularly with their type of music. I think U2 have had an extremely hard market to work with, not to mention the fact that rock is the lamest thing in the world right now. :) I think the beatles are amazingly good, but I don't think they're any better than U2 to be honest, it's just an illusion caused by popularity caused by the market.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2009, 08:54:34 PM »
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If Revolution, Helter Skelter, Me and My Monkey et al are your examples of The Beatles playing rock I'm not convinced they aren't just pop artists.

There's guitar, bass, drums, and vocals...what is your definition of rock? Listen to guitar and the lyrics on Revolution. Tell me what is "pop" about that

And you're saying Helter Skelter is a pop song? Are you kidding me?

To each our own, I guess. The Beatles are definitely a rock band in my book


The Rolling Stones were an effortless guitar driven rock band.  Helter Skelter is just a forced attempt by Macca to write a rock tune, no doubt influenced by Led Zep.

The Beatles greatest work is pop and there's no shame in that.  It's when they tried to imitate others that they fell on stoney ground.

LOL...this is laughable.

shockdocta22

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2009, 08:55:46 PM »
Well there best work is probably Let it be, Hey jude, I wanna hold your hand, Help...

those are a little more pop-ish

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #38 on: December 25, 2009, 02:08:18 AM »
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Pop basically means Popular. Were the Beatles popular? Hell yeah!

Are U2 popular? Hell YEAH!

Just like U2, The Beatles had their mainstream/alternative moments, though I still dont fancy the Beatles. Their songs always reminded me of what it would be like if Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry were in a band.
:D :D :D
I think they are seen as such legends because the market they lived in was so easy to dominate, particularly with their type of music. I think U2 have had an extremely hard market to work with, not to mention the fact that rock is the lamest thing in the world right now. :) I think the beatles are amazingly good, but I don't think they're any better than U2 to be honest, it's just an illusion caused by popularity caused by the market.

YES! Exactly!

I'm constantly impressed by U2. They have competed, outlasted and conquered many of their contempories and other bands.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #39 on: December 25, 2009, 09:51:30 AM »
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If Revolution, Helter Skelter, Me and My Monkey et al are your examples of The Beatles playing rock I'm not convinced they aren't just pop artists.

There's guitar, bass, drums, and vocals...what is your definition of rock? Listen to guitar and the lyrics on Revolution. Tell me what is "pop" about that

And you're saying Helter Skelter is a pop song? Are you kidding me?

To each our own, I guess. The Beatles are definitely a rock band in my book


The Rolling Stones were an effortless guitar driven rock band.  Helter Skelter is just a forced attempt by Macca to write a rock tune, no doubt influenced by Led Zep.

The Beatles greatest work is pop and there's no shame in that.  It's when they tried to imitate others that they fell on stoney ground.

LOL...this is laughable.


Eleanor Rigby
Something
Penny Lane
Let It Be
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Day In The Life
All You Need Is Love
Here Comes The Sun
Can't Buy Me Love
The Long And Winding Road
Nowhere Man
Yesterday
Here, There, Everywhere
Blackbird
She Loves You
Norwegian Wood
Hello, Goodbye
Hey Jude

I could go on.... all Pop songs.

Not so laughable.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2009, 07:32:27 PM »
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If Revolution, Helter Skelter, Me and My Monkey et al are your examples of The Beatles playing rock I'm not convinced they aren't just pop artists.

There's guitar, bass, drums, and vocals...what is your definition of rock? Listen to guitar and the lyrics on Revolution. Tell me what is "pop" about that

And you're saying Helter Skelter is a pop song? Are you kidding me?

To each our own, I guess. The Beatles are definitely a rock band in my book


The Rolling Stones were an effortless guitar driven rock band.  Helter Skelter is just a forced attempt by Macca to write a rock tune, no doubt influenced by Led Zep.

The Beatles greatest work is pop and there's no shame in that.  It's when they tried to imitate others that they fell on stoney ground.

LOL...this is laughable.


Eleanor Rigby
Something
Penny Lane
Let It Be
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Day In The Life
All You Need Is Love
Here Comes The Sun
Can't Buy Me Love
The Long And Winding Road
Nowhere Man
Yesterday
Here, There, Everywhere
Blackbird
She Loves You
Norwegian Wood
Hello, Goodbye
Hey Jude

I could go on.... all Pop songs.

Not so laughable.

You should be a comedian.

shockdocta22

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2009, 07:34:54 PM »
those kind of are popish...

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2009, 07:54:00 PM »
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If Revolution, Helter Skelter, Me and My Monkey et al are your examples of The Beatles playing rock I'm not convinced they aren't just pop artists.

There's guitar, bass, drums, and vocals...what is your definition of rock? Listen to guitar and the lyrics on Revolution. Tell me what is "pop" about that

And you're saying Helter Skelter is a pop song? Are you kidding me?

To each our own, I guess. The Beatles are definitely a rock band in my book


The Rolling Stones were an effortless guitar driven rock band.  Helter Skelter is just a forced attempt by Macca to write a rock tune, no doubt influenced by Led Zep.

The Beatles greatest work is pop and there's no shame in that.  It's when they tried to imitate others that they fell on stoney ground.

LOL...this is laughable.


Eleanor Rigby
Something
Penny Lane
Let It Be
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Day In The Life
All You Need Is Love
Here Comes The Sun
Can't Buy Me Love
The Long And Winding Road
Nowhere Man
Yesterday
Here, There, Everywhere
Blackbird
She Loves You
Norwegian Wood
Hello, Goodbye
Hey Jude

I could go on.... all Pop songs.

Not so laughable.

And all of those songs are works of genius. 

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« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2009, 07:55:02 PM »
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If Revolution, Helter Skelter, Me and My Monkey et al are your examples of The Beatles playing rock I'm not convinced they aren't just pop artists.

There's guitar, bass, drums, and vocals...what is your definition of rock? Listen to guitar and the lyrics on Revolution. Tell me what is "pop" about that

And you're saying Helter Skelter is a pop song? Are you kidding me?

To each our own, I guess. The Beatles are definitely a rock band in my book


The Rolling Stones were an effortless guitar driven rock band.  Helter Skelter is just a forced attempt by Macca to write a rock tune, no doubt influenced by Led Zep.

The Beatles greatest work is pop and there's no shame in that.  It's when they tried to imitate others that they fell on stoney ground.

LOL...this is laughable.


Eleanor Rigby
Something
Penny Lane
Let It Be
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Day In The Life
All You Need Is Love
Here Comes The Sun
Can't Buy Me Love
The Long And Winding Road
Nowhere Man
Yesterday
Here, There, Everywhere
Blackbird
She Loves You
Norwegian Wood
Hello, Goodbye
Hey Jude

I could go on.... all Pop songs.

Not so laughable.

And all of those songs are works of genius. 

they are good, but are Pop

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2009, 09:59:42 PM »
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If Revolution, Helter Skelter, Me and My Monkey et al are your examples of The Beatles playing rock I'm not convinced they aren't just pop artists.

There's guitar, bass, drums, and vocals...what is your definition of rock? Listen to guitar and the lyrics on Revolution. Tell me what is "pop" about that

And you're saying Helter Skelter is a pop song? Are you kidding me?

To each our own, I guess. The Beatles are definitely a rock band in my book


The Rolling Stones were an effortless guitar driven rock band.  Helter Skelter is just a forced attempt by Macca to write a rock tune, no doubt influenced by Led Zep.

The Beatles greatest work is pop and there's no shame in that.  It's when they tried to imitate others that they fell on stoney ground.

LOL...this is laughable.


Eleanor Rigby
Something
Penny Lane
Let It Be
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Day In The Life
All You Need Is Love
Here Comes The Sun
Can't Buy Me Love
The Long And Winding Road
Nowhere Man
Yesterday
Here, There, Everywhere
Blackbird
She Loves You
Norwegian Wood
Hello, Goodbye
Hey Jude

I could go on.... all Pop songs.

Not so laughable.

And all of those songs are works of genius. 

they are good, but are Pop

I still fail to see the problem here.