22 October 2012
There is a group called The Redwalls who are the closest thing I have heard to having a beatle sound. You can go to thier website and hear some of thier songs. The one that has sort of an early Beatle quality is Teach you about Rock n Roll. Are there any other ones out there. Sorry but I don't know how to post a link.
18 October 2012
3 October 2012
I don't think any group has ever had a 'Beatle sound', as only the Beatles had this, and on every album they stretched the boundries of what their 'sound' was…The Beatles were the prototype for the modern rock group, and even what some call 'post rock' music'.
The music industry and certain critics sometimes try to us the 'Beatle-like' cliche, but they have no clue.
1 May 2011
What is a beatle sound? Are we talking about the innocent pop sound of tracks like From Me To You and She Loves You; the hypnotic sound of Tomorrow Never Knows and Rain; the all out sound of Helter Skelter; the off the scale weirdness of Revolution 9?
One of the things with the beatles is its very hard to put them in a bracket or lump them in with one particular genre. They tried everything and generally did it very well. Something most bands are unwilling to do. Plus everything the beatles did has been utilised by other artists. Oasis borrowed their vocal style from Rain. The drums in TNK were taken by the Chemical Brothers (to name just one who did so). And Ive Got A Feeling could be played on the radio alongside many of todays bands and sound not a day older.
Its why many folks are finding the beatles in their teens and picking up at least some of their music. Somehow most of their output in the 60's hasnt aged.
3 October 2012
Its why many folks are finding the Beatles in their teens and picking up at least some of their music. Somehow most of their output in the 60's hasnt aged.
What you say is very true, but unfortunately I have a darker view of things.
What we are witnessing today is a dark age of music…There might be no further innovations in music, at least as we know it.
The middle part of the 20th Century saw great advancement in European classical music, also in the music we now think of as jazz, and certainly in popular music, which would include rock & roll and rock…Probably the last innovative period would be the 90s, with the advent of grunge, post-rock minimalist styles a la Stereolab. and some electronic dance music…Unfortunately, in this millenium, we see a wasteland as far as new ideas go, as these musics are all increasingly divorced from any grass roots origin, and are simply a corporate product…You will still witness a popularity of folk forms, i.e. blues, bluegrass, Celtic music, various European, African or Asian folk based forms…But the near future looks very bleak as far as any innovation coming from Western sources.
Because the Beatles were kind of a high point in this golden age of modern popular music, and as their music does have a timeless quality, it will be picked up on by younger musicians, because they have few new ideas of their own and today's mindset is different….This may sound harsh, as young artists always learn by imitation, but today we seem to hear imitators imitating other imitators and so forth.
The advent of the Beatles video game, or whatever it is, signals the end of an age in music…In short, most people no longer care about music,because of the power of mind control in the video and digital forms.
I hope I am completely wrong, but unfortunately I don't think so.
1 May 2011
I hold the opinion something will break at some point in regards to where popular music is as it has to. I'll probably get slated for writing this but whilst there are bands out there doing great work in general the commercial scene sucks big time being filled with talentless hacks marketed by conglomerates only intent on making a quick buck.
The songwriting abysmal, the music dull to the point of wanting to jump into passing traffic just to feel something remotely alive.
Having read what music was like in the 3 or 4 years before the beatles exploded, and heard some of it, i feel that is where we are now. Good music played by great bands buried in clubs and gigs and occasionally seeping out whilst tripe is shoveled out by companies and managers who think they know what is good and most youngsters gobble it up whilst the media say its great. Was listening to the start of a JLS song on the radio and good god it was embarrassing (i say start because it was quickly turned off). One Direction are praised but why i dont know as its totally and utterly dreadful.
And im perfectly aware the 60's wasnt filled with 100% excellent music all the time, there was crap in the charts the same time as the beatles, the who, the stones and all the others were kicking about.
1 November 2012
My comment may not fit this topic for two reasons:
1) it's an old band, not from "today"
2) it has more of a "McCartney sound" than a "Beatles sound" perhaps.
Anyway, I've always thought that Reminiscing by Little River Band sounds very McCartneyish, and could have been either a McCartney tune or a Beatles tune written and sung by McCartney.
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