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imagine being such an old man you listen to The Beatles
It's easy if you try
Can't remember the last time I actively chose to listen to them.
The Best of the Beatles
then i had a bit of time of work one summer and listened to all of their albums, one per day. fucking staggering stuff, really (bar Yellow Sumbarine). obviously i knew of most of their popular songs already, but stuff like the early covers (Baby It's You, Anna, Kansas City), and some of their earlier songs (All I've Got To Do, Any Time At All, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, I've Just Seen a Face) are very bit as good, and you can get lost in records like Sgt Pepper or the white album - it's really magical stuff.
that said, i don't think you HAVE to listen to them. i don't know if any band is absolutely must-hear, and they're not the absolute cornerstone of music as some might claim. i can see why music of that time or style mightn't appeal to everyone, or why some might be put off by the hype, but you should judge artists on the songs really.
for me, the fact that there's just so much there still excites me greatly. bar a few of the most popular songs, every time i listen to one of their records it feels like the first time. the depth to their back catalogue is quite remarkable. there are all sorts of styles of song, and you can hear them progress as songwriters throughout the records.
no point hating, really. not possible to think they're anything less than an utterly great band. not possible to think they're boring or dull. if it's not to someone's tastes, that's fine, but the quality of the songwriting speaks for itself, and i think there's probably something in there for everyone.
but have never been a huge fan, that statement alone causes a lot of people I know to grimace.
BAH BAH DA DA DAAAAH
dead angry when he imagines people that don't like The Beatles.
MARLON: there are a lot of good bands
ROSCOE: yes that's true Roscoe but remember that the best band is the Beatles
MARLON: what is this
ROSCOE: Th Beatles, basically out of all the bands ever they are the best band and no one is allowed to have a different opinion because old people have kept saying it has to be taken as fact
MARLON: but what if I like other bands more
ROSCOE: then you are wrong and remember those bands wouldnt exist if it wasnt for the Beatles like if I went back in time and killed Paul McCartney, punched John Lennon until he was paralysed from the left eyeball down, introduced George Harrison to the exciting and lucrative world of recruitment consultancy, and taught Ringo Starr how to play the drums (har har) all the bands now wouldntot exist at all because The Beatles are the best
MARLON: but surely Roscoe then by that logic everyone in the world should like cavemen smacking rocks and masturbating with hollowed out pterodactyl eggs because those sounds led to music so surely they should be considered the greatest band ever by that logic. And don't say just cause they were willing to experiment, cause loads of bands like Talk Talk, Thom Yorke and the Radio Heads, and Mili Vanili did that as well
ROSCOE: no Marlon you are wrong
FRUSTRATED READER: fudging hell you folks, YOUR MEANT TO DO
T H E
E N D (pt. III)
soon. Stop it with this
ROSCOE AND MARLON: it is NON CANON.
ROSCOE: that is why I can stay in character while having an obviously slightly bullshit opinion about how the Beatles deserve to be respected above all other musicians until the end of time
FRUSTRATED READER: STOP WTH NON CANON IS IT ACTUALLY LEADING ANYWHERE
MUTE-BRANCHES: Yes. I am a non-canon Mute Branches but don't you worry I know what I'm doing with all this business
well done you
That`s those scouse fellas that stole that time machine and ripped off Oasis, isn`t it? The rotters.
I think some people who say that just mean they've heard too much Hey Jude etc but there are some gr8 songs that are on the albums & haven't been heard on everything ever too
I find them boring AND annoying.
now I can't be fucked any more. They remind me of crusty old people who talk about the good old days. I know all their albums inside out but I'll only ever stick on Abbey Road or Magical Mystery Tour at the moment.
They are just four annoying Scousers who went around doing stuff.Innit.
via high-horse, we knew they were coming though because you can sense the smugness from a mile away
(c) Grockle c2005
And also you are an idiot.
The rock band.