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Best Beatles-Influenced Band
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28 July 2011
Flaming Pie
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Without a doubt, XTC.  The similarities between Andy Partridge & Lennon, and Colin Moulding and McCartney, are uncanny. And the similarities between Swindon and Liverpool.  I always felt that XTC matured into the band that would most closely have resembled the Beatles had they continued.  Superb musicianship on both sides as well.

Just for a larf, listen to these albums side-by-side:


With the Beatles -- White Music

Rubber Soul -- Drums & Wires

Revolver -- Black Sea

The Beatles -- English Settlement

Sgt. Pepper -- Mummer; Skylarking; Apple Venus Vol. 1

Abbey Road -- Nonsuch


28 July 2011
mr. Sun king coming together
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The unimaginative answer is Oasis, of course.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

29 July 2011
Rain? I don't mind
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I feel like the answer is almost rhetorical because who hasn't been influenced by the Beatles? Perhaps not every band is so obvious about it, but it's easy to listen to a certain song from any genre, and hear a bit of melody or harmony, and think, where did that come from?

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Sitting in an English Garden
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You're right, it'd be quicker to find bands that DON'T sound a bit like The Beatles.

"And if anyone hasn't been influenced by them [The Beatles] at some point, they're probably lying." - Dhani Harrison.


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Rockin' in two by two
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Exactly my thoughts. They really are close to the core of the family tree of music.

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29 July 2011
The Walrus
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Flaming Pie said:

 And the similarities between Swindon and Liverpool.

A ringing endorsement of Liverpool, if ever there was one.

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