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Has the Beatles "ruined" your musical tastes?
14 July 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

mithveaen said:

GniknuS said:

 

Looks like you…fell. I don't know,

 


Huh.. Interesting!! I fell… where?? I'd like to know!! a-hard-days-night-george-9 I agree with you about the starting point... I never thought of it that way.
 

Step 1. Get your copy of "A Hard Day's Night."
 

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I got it!!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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Von Bontee said:

Perhaps not "ruined" but I often go through the cycle of "Beatle guilt." a-hard-days-night-paul-1

If I listen to another artist too much, I feel as if I'm betraying the boys!

 

See, my experience is precisely the opposite! The hype surrounding the 2009/09/09 remasters marketing campaign (and my subsequent exhaustive assembly of "Alternate History Tour") sent me on a major Beatles kick, my first in years. And for many months thereafter, I've been overlooking other music. In particular, I belong to a "funk listening club" on another website I frequent, and I've made very few contributions to that forum. And even though I listen to very little new music anyways, there's all sorts of old stuff I've been ignoring. I ask myself "How can you listen to those Beatles tracks you've heard a thousand times before when you've got those Miles Davis boxes and Beach Boys twofers and Funkadelic remasters sitting there, practically untouched?"


A fellow funk fan! I also belong to a funk website, but I'm not a huge fan of it so I don't post there very often. What site do you belong to?
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15 July 2010
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GniknuS said:

 


A fellow funk fan! I also belong to a funk website, but I'm not a huge fan of it so I don't post there very often. What site do you belong to?

 

That would be the unimaginably-named (yet life-sustaining) "I Love Music". LOTS of extensive (and often quite heated) Beatles discussions in the archives there!

http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/NewAn.....boardid=41

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skye said:

And how do you respond to yourself?


 

Hahaha. I just say "Shut up, I'm NOT listening to you, I'm listening to the Beatles!"

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Von Bontee said:

skye said:

And how do you respond to yourself?


 

Hahaha. I just say "Shut up, I'm NOT listening to you, I'm listening to the Beatles!"


 

You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when...

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15 July 2010
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Von Bontee said:

GniknuS said:

 


A fellow funk fan! I also belong to a funk website, but I'm not a huge fan of it so I don't post there very often. What site do you belong to?
 

 

That would be the unimaginably-named (yet life-sustaining) "I Love Music". LOTS of extensive (and often quite heated) Beatles discussions in the archives there!

http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/NewAn.....boardid=41


Wow, cool site. Seems very absorbing.
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Alissa said:

Perhaps not "ruined" but I often go through the cycle of "Beatle guilt." a-hard-days-night-paul-1

If I listen to another artist too much, I feel as if I'm betraying the boys! (Yes, it's a problem.) It's not like I'm tired of them in the least- they're a part of me now- but when I obsess over something new (I know what you mean, GnikNus) I feel guilty and run back to Sgt. Pepper or the White Album in a flash! 


I do this as well, but when it happens I just buy a new CD. Which is bad because Beatle CD cost around $14 and 14 times 13 is 180 and thats alot af money.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15
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I've had a thought. Earlier, I realized that I try to express myself, but feel that I can't say what I want as well as the Beatles can. That's why my signature is what it is. I'm wondering if anyone else feels similarly. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

10 November 2010
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Oh, yes! The Beatles have a song for every mood. Today it was raining, and the clouds were twisted in such a way, and the day so dark that everything about rain fit the mood perfectly. Dreamlike, almost.

And on an emotional level, too-- they really had a way with words.

 

And to respond to the original question- the Beatles were the ones who got me started listening to music. Literally. I was looking for Beatles music, which required me to open my Dad's iTunes (for the first time)- I saw all of these intriguing titles, and bands that I might've heard of before.

The Beatles--> Traveling Wilburys-->Tom Petty... chain of music!

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mithveaen said:

But then I got the Beatles Stereo Box Set, and I started listening to the Beatles every day. I listen to that music back and I'm like blue-meanie. I just can't stand it!!  

Has this ever happened to you?


That's exactly what I am going through. I've always been a Beatles fan but when I got the Box Set last year for Christmas, the boys are the only group I listen to.

My wife is huge U2 fan. At times, we would shoot some pool have a few beers, crank up the U2 tunes, sing, dance, etc… Now when we play U2 (or any band besides the Beatles) I am bored out of my mind. The rest of my music collection is now collecting dust.

Ah well, it could always be worse. I could have recieved a Jonas Brothers box set!  blue-meanie

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10 November 2010
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Zig said:

That's exactly what I am going through. I've always been a Beatles fan but when I got the Box Set last year for Christmas, the boys are the only group I listen to.

My wife is huge U2 fan. At times, we would shoot some pool have a few beers, crank up the U2 tunes, sing, dance, etc… Now when we play U2 (or any band besides the Beatles) I am bored out of my mind. The rest of my music collection is now collecting dust.

I'm also a huge U2 fan.. but after getting the box set as you say I kind of lost my love for them.. but now that I'm going to the concert next May, I started listening to their music and I say "Wow.. this is great" but I'm more critical about their work and I start comparing them. For example, With or Without you Adam Clayton's bass sounds very McCartney-ish.

 

Zig said:

Ah well, it could always be worse. I could have recieved a Jonas Brothers box set!  blue-meanie


And the worst is that such thing is for sale. a-hard-days-night-john-3

 

 

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Wow, mith - I had no idea there was such a thing *shudders*.

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10 November 2010
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*Starts dieing*

 

This is my last will and testament:

I would like Mith and the rest of the Beatles Bible to continue without me

Also, Could someone ask Joe if he Knows what McCartney album is being reissued next

I was able to listen to artists who have some form of Beatles connection (ex. Tom Petty, Neil Young ext.) without the comparisons but anything else was doomed 

And …..I die

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
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I don't think they have for me. I've always had quite a broad taste in music anyway, probably coming from the different music tastes of my older siblings, etc. And yeah, I go through phases of listening to nothing but The Beatles, but then I also have phases of listening to a lot of 90s music, or a lot of brand new bands. In fact, if anything, The Beatles have taught me to not judge a song based on it's genre or whether it's popular or unpopular. When listening to new music, I give lots of different types of songs a chance, where maybe I wouldn't have done a couple of years ago.
I don't know, I think The Beatles have enhanced my music taste more than they have ruined it. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

 

Also, Could someone ask Joe if he Knows what McCartney album is being reissued next


I heard it's going to be McCartney and McCartney II in one package. Or, if it's anything like Band On The Run, several different packages.

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Thanks

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I personally don't think they have "ruined" my taste. Really I think they acutally enhanced my musical tastes. Now I can actually recognize good harmonies and stuff like that. But originally my tastes where very broad anyway.

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I don't think "ruined" is the right term... More along the lines of "enlightened". Listening to the Beatles has helped me to recognize the smaller, more subtle aspects of music such as experimental instruments and sounds, and philisophical undertones. Through experienceing the Fab 4, I've learned to "focus-in" and appreciate more lesser known musicians as well.a-hard-days-night-john-3

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The Beatles haven't ruined my musical tastes....they saved them! All i used to listen was pop and all that hip hop nonsense that everybody listens to. paul-mccartney Ever since the Beatles i began listening to several other bands like the Doors, and even started listening to Elvis! Artists i never imagined listening to. Basically i all i listen to is rock (of all varieties for example classic rock,punk,grunge ect)..and it's funny because when i was small i said that i would never listen to rock....looks like its to late now! I dont know what i'd be listening to without the Beatles!!

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Since The Beatles had many musical styles, they have opened up my nostrils to many musical styles.

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