26 June 2011
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
19 September 2010
1 May 2010
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?
7 November 2010
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.
"When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind."
14 November 2010
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