The Beatles can use your votes in MTV's Battle of the Boy Bands | Fab Forum

Introducing the inaugural Fab Forum February Fundraiser! Click here for more details.

Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
The Beatles can use your votes in MTV's Battle of the Boy Bands
No permission to create posts
29 April 2012
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 515
Member Since:
16 February 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

It's a bit silly, but I voted for the Beatles. Anyway, I suppose most of MTV viewers/listeners are rather young people (who's Paul McCartney? He's hella old) so I'm rather skeptical as to whether Beatles can win the whole thing

29 April 2012
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 515
Member Since:
16 February 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3 May 2012
The Walrus
Working for the national health
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1036
Member Since:
4 December 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I work in a bookshop, and the idiot who runs the music section* keeps describing the Beatles as the first boy band and the first rock band. It makes me rage, because neither description is remotely accurate. In the usual sense of the word they aren't even a boy band. The Monkees maybe (especially at first), but even then, they had some creativity.

One of these people was in a boyband:

Image Enlarger

Image Enlarger











Take a wild stab in the dark which one gets screams because he's a brilliant drummer and which one will be thrown on the cessheap once his band stop making Simon Cowell money.


* he may or may not also be my father... a-hard-days-night-paul-4

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
3 May 2012

Forum Posts: 17130
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

There is a difference in being marketed and being created from scratch which is how boybands are generally thought to be. Epstein had little influence in the music the beatles played, one occasion was the Decca audition set list and the songs they played were wrong (tho they were tracks they beatles would have played on stage + the bands playing was crummy). However apart from that  Brian had little say in what the band played, with the four determined that their own compositions were the singles (at least in the UK). Generally the music boybands make is predetermined by the producer/manager to be in a certain style and repeated forever.

Whilst the songs were written for their audience thats just how things were in the early 60's, most commercial records of the time were composed that way.

Didnt the mass marketing only kick in in 1964 anyway with the US invasion? Dont remember reading about much before then in the UK. Nowdays it comes out well before the first single is released, costs a fortune to get a boy or girl band promoted, and many only achieve moderate success.


As for the mtv vote the beatles were thrashed in the 3rd round by Westlife. Once billed as the next beatles by some sections of the media, they enjoyed 11 or 12 #1's in the UK and had a few #1 albums. However their popularity was waning before they decided to amicably split and i doubt few cared by that point. Apart from that all i know is that their songs were incredibly dull and nearly always sounded the same.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
Forum Timezone: America/Chicago

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: lillo78, georgiewood
49 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 17129

Ahhh Girl: 10741

Annadog40: 9715

Zig: 7545

parlance: 7092

mr. Sun king coming together: 6980

Mr. Kite: 6092

Silly Girl: 5774

trcanberra: 5535

Ron Nasty: 4940

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 3331

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 42

Topics: 3815

Posts: 202031

Newest Members:

ravenswolf, Gamer1234, Stockholm1955, tomomi, ttn48griff

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 10741, meanmistermustard: 17129, Zig: 7545, Joe: 4390

Administrators: Joe: 4390, Ellie: 3

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: None