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?
I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine
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.
I think it's great you're going through a phase,
and I'm awfully glad it'll all be over in a couple
14 November 2010
4 December 2010
Flaming Pie said:
And the similarities between Swindon and Liverpool.
A ringing endorsement of Liverpool, if ever there was one.
And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time