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Best Beatles-Influenced Band
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Flaming Pie
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28 July 2011 - 7.39pm

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

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mr. Sun king coming together
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28 July 2011 - 7.51pm

The unimaginative answer is Oasis, of course.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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GniknuS
Rain? I don't mind
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29 July 2011 - 12.16am

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

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kelicopter
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29 July 2011 - 12.27am

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.

*17*

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

"When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind."

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JET!
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29 July 2011 - 6.29am

Exactly my thoughts. They really are close to the core of the family tree of music.

The sunshine bores the daylights outta me

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The Walrus
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29 July 2011 - 10.53am

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

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