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How Many people Do NOT like to Listen to beatles music?


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Posted on May 15, 2012 10:21:33 PM PDT
I will go out of my way to avoid hearing a Beatles song. Can't stand them. And John Lennon solo is far, far worse. I like Wings though.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 12:36:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2012 12:38:00 AM PDT
Yes, you're correct on the above.
And there should have been an apostrophe in "producer's" and "ain't", ( which isn't a proper word anyway).
If the post were written properly, all over again , one might understand what the hell it was all about.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 2:07:33 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Why would anyone hate another person because of the music they like or dislike?

>disgustingly overrated. hardly any musical talent<

lol!

Those you named may be overrated imo, but "disgustingly" overrated? Iwulnt say that about any artist I dislike......well except Eminem. lol!

What's the REAL reason you dont like The Beatles? Because so many do?

Saying you dont like their music is one thing, but saying they have "hardly any musical talent" is pretty ridiculous.

I wouldnt even say that about G 'n R or Slipknot. Even though I like Zep, I would say Jimmy Page is one of THE most overrated guitar players ever. His technic my have been ahead of it's time, but what has he done worth listening to since Zep?

Do you hate me now for my opinion? Why would anyone hate you for yours?

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 2:20:36 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Good to see you're so open minded. NOT!

Other bands/artists I would say are great, maybe as good, but not better than The Beatles.

The Byrds, Beach Boys, Prince, Stevie Wonder, The Animals, Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Miles Davis, Waylon Jennings, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams Sr, Elton John....I could on and on.
o

Better and best is all a matter of personal opinon.

If you think Elvis is the best, then he is the best, in your world.

If James thinks Led Zeppelin is best, then to him they are the best.

If everyone liked the same music it would be a very boring world, and besides, what would we argue about?

lol!

:-)

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 2:22:07 AM PDT
Hinch says:
except that all their albums were great, imo.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 2:25:12 AM PDT
Hinch says:
So jazz, country, folk, rock and classical are all the same genre?

All have been on the pop charts.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 2:27:07 AM PDT
Hinch says:
>considering they get showered in praise and worship<

I'd bet one of the main reasons you dont like them.

Posted on May 16, 2012 2:34:47 AM PDT
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Hinch says:
I've been a Beatles fan since they first came out, but I love many artists and many genres of music. Rock, jazz, r&b, classical, country, folk, blues.

All genres have great music. Just because they're my favorite, doesnt mean I dont like a lot of other music. Most Beatles fans I know like a variety of music.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 2:52:14 AM PDT
Hinch says:
The Beatles, with RUBBER SOUL, have been credited with creating "rock" as opposed to "rock and roll". If it was pop, you are correct, it was "pop"ular.

Britney Spears, Madonna, Rihanna and others are considered to be in the catagory of pop, but today's pop is still a derivative of rock.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 4:49:53 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
That's the thing, alysha: the Beatles were a phenomenon back in 1963-64 where they hype kinda did overshadow the music, but around 1965 and especially in 1966, at least some of the buzz died down and the music really grew. Some fans actually turned their backs on the more "mature" Beatles and of course, John's "more popular than Jesus" comments didn't sit too well with some other fans, but the Beatles were evolving and keeping plenty of their fans and attracting a lot of new ones. They were a "real" band, not some lightweight "pop" act that was all hype and no substance. Really, you have to discover the music independent of the hype imo. My first CD was "Rubber Soul" in 1990 or so and as it had only 1 song that I'd heard previously, I managed to put it in and listen without letting it be weighed down by preconceptions or expectations. As a result, it really pulled me in song at a time and I liked it so much that I was reluctant to buy another Beatles cd because I didn't think there was any way I'd like it as much as that one.

So yeah, the key is just to focus on the music and not the hype, etc., but I know that's hard, especially around these parts where there are so many Beatles fanatics.

All that said, if you are listening and giving the music a fair shot and it's still kinda "meh" to you, so be it. Nothing wrong with liking Sabbath or other bands more than The Beatles (I tend to like Queen and maybe 1 or 2 other groups more than the Beatles too, but they are definitely way up on my "favorite bands" list).

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 5:00:48 AM PDT
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zlh67 says:
James -- ok, so Ronnie started in '57. That proves nothing as I would bet Paul started close to the same time. He played bass too. Ok, that's one down. What about guitar? Drums? Flute, trumpet, piano? And was he proficient enough to play any of these instruments on recorded songs?

As a writer, I understand Dio has written a lot of your favorite music, and I'm not knocking the guy (I'm also a fan, although his work with Elf is my favorite). But how many songs has he written that truly changed the face of popular music all the world 'round? Not nearly as many as Paul, I'd say, and that's what makes your argument a little on the weak side at best.

You mentioned you play guitar, drums, a little bass and a little piano, so kudos (I play drums mainly and enough bass to be dangerous). Can you be a millionaire now? Sure! Have at it! If you got the goods like Paul does (or did), you'll be successful I'm sure. The only thing is that WRITING is really the key to success and that's what Paul was so good at. Being able to play an instrument or instruments only means you might be hired by someone else. Being able to write good songs is generally more what makes one a millionaire.

Again, not knocking Dio, and if you like him more and appreciate his talent more, that's a completely legit stance. But to state as fact that he's so much more talented than someone like the Beatles as a whole or even just Paul McCartney is a stretch, and if Ronnie were alive today, I'd but your Dio collection that he'd tell you the same thing.

Posted on May 16, 2012 5:04:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2012 5:13:37 AM PDT
Remember, EF said not to write unless you hate the 4 brits, don't listen to them, don't have any of their albums, etc, etc.
His first, (and so far only) post, with all the no votes, said so!

Posted on May 16, 2012 5:42:15 AM PDT
Randy says:
While I am not a fan of The Beatles, I can't help but admire their talent and appreciate their influence and importance. That said, most of their music doesn't thrill me. I do like "Ticket To Ride" and "Rocky Raccoon."

Posted on May 16, 2012 5:44:34 AM PDT
M. Rogers says:
I'd rather listen to Elvis than the Beatles

I primarily listen to hard rock and I hate the Beatles

Posted on May 16, 2012 6:07:31 AM PDT
C. Harding says:
It's pretty funny that all ELVIS FAN has to do now to get people riled up is create a thread with 'Beatles' in the subject line, bang out a few lines on his keyboard for the first post, then sit back and watch everyone tear their hair out convincing each other how little they know about music. Everyone knows his games and claims to hate those games, yet they always come back to play. ;-) haha

@ELVIS FAN, I may not agree with your opinion, but nice job. This was an entertaining read.

Posted on May 16, 2012 6:22:06 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
> I will go out of my way to avoid hearing a Beatles song. Can't stand them. And John Lennon solo is far, far worse. I like Wings though.

You're not alone.
The more chances I give to John Lennon's solo music, the more I hate it. And believe me, I've given it plenty of chances over many, many years. The only way I can listen to John Lennon is to run it through a processor so everything is off pitch. Then it has some comedic value.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 7:00:02 AM PDT
If you're going to respond to EF, remember he may take a while to get back to you with a response.
We know that he likes responding to posts weeks after they were sent!

Posted on May 16, 2012 7:28:20 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
What response? Elvis Fan's postings are incoherent rants that seem to ignore everything posted by everybody else. He's an embarrassment to Elvis Presley fans.

Posted on May 16, 2012 7:45:52 AM PDT
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zlh67 says:
Lennon's solo output to me was pretty uneven and I certainly don't like all of it, but he did put out some good singles ("Instant Karma!"), two albums I think qualify as "classic" (Plastic Ono Band & Imagine) and another 1 or 2 albums that had at least a few good tracks... His first two solo releases in particular, if you take them and mix them in with the tracks he did with The Beatles in 1968-69, you see that the overall quality is pretty constant.

Posted on May 16, 2012 12:43:58 PM PDT
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alysha25 says:
I do think that people who were Teenagers around the mid to late 60's are more likely to LOVE the Beatles. They grew up partying to Beatles music, listening to it with their friends on memorable occasions , buying the albums etc. Hearing them on the radio as a NEW song. The music was new and original and unlike anything before. It was a Big deal!

But I was about 4 years old in the late 60's. By the time I was partying , and hanging out with friends , and going to high school, the Beatles were a bit passe. We did not listen to them for the most part.

That does not mean that anyone of any age cannot love the Beatles, obviously Many do. BUT it's just not so much embedded in my psyche as that part of my life.

So in that respect I feel a bit an outsider looking in, trying to understand just what is SO great about them.

But I will say this (I'm currently listening to the White album which I just ripped to media player) , Each song is SO different than the one before. I do like that they almost purposely have a huge variety of different sounds and moods. That seems like something you don't see as much nowadays. And I can tell they took the time to Think and write each song.

And even though I may not like a particular song, it's interesting to see what unexpected combo of sounds comes next, because, for sure, it will be A Lot different than the one preceeding it!

So far I like "As my guitar gently weeps", and also "Dear Prudence" kind-of grows on you, "Back in the U.S.S.R. " is kind-a fun. Other songs though seem downright strange and silly.

I still don't really care for them overall though.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 12:53:11 PM PDT
A customer says:
If anything, Eminem is disgustingly underrated. Think about it. How often do you see him getting props from hip-hop heads?

Posted on May 16, 2012 1:18:16 PM PDT
ELVIS FAN says:
Really good posts here James. Keep it going. See what we are up against in other discussions groups?
Hey being positive about other groups is a good thing... Its called each one's own taste in music and healthy competition!

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:19:16 PM PDT
ELVIS FAN says:
I agree. I didn't know he was that popular though. Is he doing anything now in his career?

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:19:32 PM PDT
doodah man says:
alysha25 says:
"I do think that people who were Teenagers around the mid to late 60's are more likely to LOVE the Beatles. They grew up partying to Beatles music, listening to it with their friends on memorable occasions , buying the albums etc. Hearing them on the radio as a NEW song. The music was new and original and unlike anything before. It was a Big deal!"

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alysha, you are SO RIGHT! You nailed it!
It is each new generation's RESPONSIBILITY to throw out the old and come up with something NEW and EXCITING! The music of my parents was the antithesis of everything I thought was music. They liked Sinatra, I was listening to Zeppelin and Sabbath, and loud enough to bug them with it. On Purpose.

But I like to think I am more open-minded than my parents were. I have a son that keeps me current with great new music. I don't push my music on him, he'll get there. Some day.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:22:06 PM PDT
ELVIS FAN says:
This is a forum topic that you should read again. Only reply to what I first stated. if you are not of that group, then don't post here. That is pretty explanatory now isn't it?
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