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


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In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 2:26:24 AM PDT
good list. some "unique" choices.
i never knew prince was so good until i saw a live clip of him, and he was on fire!

here are some of my favorite guitarists. not necessarily in order:

jimmy page
stevie ray vaughn
ritchie blackmore
tony iommi
randy rhodes
kirk hammett
neil schone (i don't like journey, but neil really is a great guitarist)
john 5

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 2:36:06 AM PDT
Hinch says:
I like all of them to one degree or another, except I havent heard of john 5.

I agree with you about Neil Schone. I dont like Journey either. Wasnt he with Santana in the early days??

I saw SRV on his final tour, and I've always liked Blackmore too. I think I meant to put him on my list.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 2:37:11 AM PDT
Hinch says:
I think good music is popular. I just dont hear much these days, but maybe it's just me.

Posted on May 17, 2012 3:10:18 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Ive always thought it really doesnt matter how few or how many chords one uses. It's what you do with them. Carl Perkins said "a country boy only need 3 chords".

John Fogarty used only one chord in some CCR Songs. Dylan certainly didnt use many chords in some of his best songs.

I've always been under the impression The Beatles were one of the first, if not THE first rock band to use 7 or 8 chords in one song.

I know I had a Beatles chord book and had a hard time fingering some of the chords, and many of the songs had more than just 3 or 4 chords. Ditto with George Harrison's ALL THINGS MUST PASS chord book.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 4:02:47 AM PDT
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Modzilla says:
Unless Dio wrote that line in 1963, that's a ridiculous comparison to make. Most popular songs at that time concerned themselves with teen romance in naive terms, whoever the artist was and I'd generally credit Dylan and those that followed his lead, including The Beatles, in effecting the lyrical change that happened over the following couple of years. Quote us a line from one of Ronnie's songs from back then and then compare.
As it is, aside from the fact that it rhymes, the line that you did quote is hardly poetry is it? (unless we're talking Milton's Paradise Lost re-imagined by High School kids) It would barely even make the script of a Hammer movie.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 4:05:03 AM PDT
Modzilla says:
There are eight chord shifts in the intro to 'I Am The Walrus' alone

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 4:18:23 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
seriously, it's not that hard to pick up an acoustic guitar, and play a 3 chord progression

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No, it's not. People do it every day! But it IS hard -- VERY hard -- to come up with a progression, complementary parts, an arrangement, lyrics and vocal melody and put it all together in a way that millions of people want to hear over and over again for 40+ years.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 4:21:54 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
alysha -- Revolution 9 seems to be one of the most-hated and most polarizing Beatles cuts. Many feel it's a terrible "song" and "ruined" the White Album and had no place on a Beatles album to begin with. To me, it's not any kind of "song" as there's nothing musical about it. It's an avant garde sound experiment and as such, it works for me. I don't listen to it all that often but imo it's hardly the least appealing thing they've done.

Posted on May 17, 2012 5:37:01 AM PDT
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Modzilla says:
It's the very fact that they put 'Revolution 9' on the same side of an album as 'Honey Pie' that makes them so appealing to me. It shows a fair few other groups to be the one-trick ponies that they were/are. As an aside, there's an excellent album by Big City Orchestra called 'Beatlerape' which is a series of sound collages in the same vein as 'Revolution 9' that uses snippets of Beatle music, outtakes and ad libs as it's source material. The only other thing I've heard like it is 'Beyond the Valley of A Day In The Life' by The Residents

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 11:53:37 PM PDT
says:
Maybe they are tone deaf. More likely 100% probability.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 11:54:54 PM PDT
says:
It doesn't mean it was pleasant!

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 11:57:08 PM PDT
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says:
If you think 7-8 chords = 4.
They used simple chords. They were not Motzart, and they simply didn't have the talent fo 8 chords. Anyone could have (and already have done it) played their simple chords. Sorry about that H.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 11:59:32 PM PDT
says:
But popular music isnt always good.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:00:43 AM PDT
says:
I have a ukulele!

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:03:21 AM PDT
says:
What no Love for Page or Frampton?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:03:31 AM PDT
Bernard J. says:
Motzart... what did he write?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:07:03 AM PDT
says:
Yeah how hard could it be since they wrote songs in the commode!
Less talented artists write simple lyrics and melodies. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do that. Now write music like Beethoven, chopin, Mozart, that is just genius.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:08:04 AM PDT
says:
Couldn't be worse than the talent out there these days.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:09:34 AM PDT
says:
Yes I added the "t" for effect. I spelled it like you say it ! Is that okay by you?
By the way did you eat paint chips when you were a kid?

Just asking.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:13:56 AM PDT
Hinch says:
You mean Mozart?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:15:55 AM PDT
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Bernard J. says:
Oh, it was *intentional*!
Oh yes, of course...

Posted on May 18, 2012 3:39:51 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
> They used simple chords. They were not Motzart, and they simply didn't have the talent fo 8 chords.

Do you know *anything* about The Beatles?
If there was one thing they were known for, it was the use of unusual chords, chordal movements, and harmony.
If you actually played an instrument, you would know this just by trying to transcribe "Blackbird", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", or "Here, There and Everywhere".

However, The Beatles were *not* the first songwriters to use seven to eight chords in a song, nor the first to use jazz chords and complex harmony in pop songs. Not even close. Trained songwriters had been doing that for decades before them. Laura Nyro's chord choices and harmony certainly left Lennon-McCartney in the dust in terms of complexity. The Beatles were unusual only in that they were do-it-yourself singers and songwriters who didn't write as simply as the traditional singer-songwriter with a guitar. Beatles chords would not be all that impressive, for example, to a jazz songwriter trained in piano, an instrument whose technique and training are conducive towards complex movements and harmonies.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 3:40:35 AM PDT
RE: Less talented artists write simple lyrics and melodies.

LOL....where do non-writer guys like Elvis, for whom writing some simple lyrics and melodies would have been a great achievement given that he didn't write anything, fit on that particular talent chart?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 4:18:56 AM PDT
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Bernard J. says:
Hear Hear!
Or, as EF would say, ( on another thread) here here!

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 5:03:09 AM PDT
doodah man says:
EF, somehow I picture you as a guy named Todd who just gave his girlfriend Lisa Loopner noogies, then headed over to his computer to do some posts. Same voice and everything.
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