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Are The Beatles your favorite band?
2 April 2011
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mithveaen said:

Hey!! Don't throw things to Pru!!!

 

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2 April 2011
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Oh Katy Perry isn't that bad. I myself even enjoy some of her songs. (Mainly Firework, Teenage Dream, and I Kissed A Girl. Funny thing with that last one is that my friend Stirling who is a guy also loves that song.) And she's married to Russel Brand, so that gives her some more good points.

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MotherNaturesDaughter said:

Oh Katy Perry isn't that bad. I myself even enjoy some of her songs. (Mainly Firework, Teenage Dream, and I Kissed A Girl. Funny thing with that last one is that my friend Stirling who is a guy also loves that song.) And she's married to Russel Brand, so that gives her some more good points.

Make 'em go oyh oyh oyh as you shoot across the skoyh skoyh skoyh? a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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2 April 2011
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The Walrus said:

MotherNaturesDaughter said:

Oh Katy Perry isn't that bad. I myself even enjoy some of her songs. (Mainly Firework, Teenage Dream, and I Kissed A Girl. Funny thing with that last one is that my friend Stirling who is a guy also loves that song.) And she's married to Russel Brand, so that gives her some more good points.

Make 'em go oyh oyh oyh as you shoot across the skoyh skoyh skoyh? a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

It's more the concept of the song I'm thinking about. That you should just be yourself no matter what the hell anyone else thinks. Which is also something The Beatles taught me, so I find that song a very good song. Mainly because she is trying to empower the people that are made fun of for being themselves and don't get to live a full life because of that. I relate very well to that song because I've constantly been made fun of and put down for being myself and the person I am. It helps make me feel so much better to just be who I am and not care what other people say. So I feel that if you are dissing that song, you are pretty much putting down those of us that feel like that all the time. I feel the same way about Glee. The original reason I watched that show was because it lifted up those of us that our ourselves. Chris Colfer said just as much during his speech at the Golden Globes. So if you really want to make me mad, you make fun and hate on things that give people help in trying to be themselves. And there ends my rant.

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I just really like Teenage Dream…

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8 April 2011
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8 April 2011
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I also forgot Wham! but I've been forgetting about them for a while. Only just got reacquainted with them this week while being on break.

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mithveaen said:

I listen to a lot of bands, but being a fan? Only U2, Caifanes, Mecano, Tears for Fears and Massive Attack. Roxette also comes to my mind, but I don't have their albums, just their singles. I also like Julian Lennon's last 2 albums a lot.Sadly, my music diet is only Beatles. I sometimes feel malnourished, I mean like when you eat caviar all the time???

 

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This is a great analogy. I have never eaten caviar, but I know what it sounds like! a-hard-days-night-george-10 And it sounds delicious.

 

As for my *favorite* non-Beatles bands, Big Wreck and Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip. (By the way, I wrote on DLSvsSP’s FB wall the other day, asking where I could buy Pip’s solo album, and he replied! He told me to torrent it, of all things, because it’s rare and, therefore, quite expensive. I took a screenshot!) I also like Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Muse, and Coheed & Cambria.

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18 April 2011
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To be honest, I'm not all that into other bands. Weird, right? a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 I mean, my whole family thinks it's weird that…I like music that's…Anglo? I don't know how to say this without sounding like some rude racist.

When my grandmother was beginning to raise her kids, the Beatles came out. She really didn't like music them except for Paul. That's why I joke about my father being named after him, since he was born six months after the Beatles arrived in New York. She stuck to her mother's opinions, and Grandma Bertha thought that they were long haired, White freaks or something. They weren't clean like the music she (my great-grandmother) or grandmother liked. So…she stuck to not liking them all that much. In reality, I don't think she had much of an opinion. Her mother didn't like any modern (at the time) music, and she really didn't care. She stuck to Frank Sinatra, and liked music from her childhood and teens. Her kids could like it, but she wouldn't listen to them with her husband, and usually just barely listened. She watched them on The Ed Sullivan Show, and took her brother to see them at the Hollywood Bowl, but she didn't like them.

So when I started liking the Beatles, she was like “Oh…Why don't you start listening to some of Grandpa's salsa or Ranchera music?” Or when I started applying for high school earlier this year, she wanted me to go to a certain school (and I'm going, now, becuase it's the best school in the area, in my opinion) becuase they had a Mariachi band. She wanted me to like that genre. But, I'm sort of glued to Beatles music. I really don't like their kind of music, you know? We're a mainly Mexican family (with Jewish, Honduran, and Panamanian traces, also), and she just wanted me to stick to my culture, I guess. But having my grandfather play it twenty-four-seven does not make my like the music anymore.

But I like other music, I guess. I don't really like my generations music. All modern music sort of…sounds the same. Computer generated, and autotuned. And do not get me started on Glee. I don't like the show. At all. I like Buddy Holly, Peter and Gordon (my voice teacher KNOWS Peter Asher!), Little Richard, the Monkees, Weird Al Yankovic, the Beatles solo careers, yeah yeah yeah. Others, more than that, but not all that much. But I'm not obsessed like I am with the Beatles. I'm just not all that much into it…it's weird, huh? a-hard-days-night-paul-1 I think as I age, I will learn more about them. I keep on learning more Beatley music. Like, I found a buuuuuuunch of songs that they gave away, and kind of like them…

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18 April 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Weird? No.

Beatles obsessive? Yes – welcome, friend!

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18 April 2011
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Haha, thanks! :^) I like this forum, since when I usually go on forums, I meet people that are like “The Beatles…uh? Wut? Aren't they all dead?” One thing I don't really like about the internet…

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18 April 2011
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Cool story, you'll grow into music for sure, the Beatles are great at expanding tastes. I think it would be pretty awesome to be in a Mariachi band, you could do covers of Beatles tunes. For example, at work last week we had this band called Harpnotic come in for a program, and it was just this dude playing guitar and bass and this lady playing this giant harp, I have no idea how the hell she played that thing. Anyway, they played some really beautiful music, I think pretty much anything is beautiful with a harp, but then they played this version of Norwegian Wood which completely blew me away. So I think it's all about twisting music a bit to fit your tastes, you know, and I think that's where real creativity comes from and also that's what keeps music alive.

I think it's interesting that when I was younger, and even now I suppose, a lot of my friends and people I went to school with had no idea that music could be any better than what they were currently listening to or what was being played on the radio at that precise moment. So I think it's cool to kind of educate your friends or whatever, just say 'what you're listening to is alright, BUT, give this a shot!' and hopefully people will respond.

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18 April 2011
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So I think it's cool to kind of educate your friends or whatever, just say 'what you're listening to is alright, BUT, give this a shot!' and hopefully people will respond.

I tried. Like, I had to compare two bands and give stats for computer class, and write a report on the bands. So i compared the Beatles and the Monkees. My friend did Selena Gomez and Demi Lavoto. Whenever she typed in “how many albums did–” “the Beatles” came up after that. I told her “You know, that shows you just how famous they are.” And then she just said “To hell with the Beatles. And…

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18 April 2011
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Here's my story:

the first band I remember liking was Coldplay, I was about 10. That led me to liking U2. And as I was connecting with those fans and music, I was directed toward The Beatles. and from the excellent music home base of the Fab Four, I went to:

The Rolling Stones (my second fave)

Chuck Berry

rockabilly music (basically I worked my way through the past)

Classic rock (Dire Straits, The Who), new rock (The Strokes, The Killers), electro poppy stuff (David Guetta, Two Door Cinema Club), acoustic (John Mayer and Jack Johnson), reggae.

 

I feel like The Beatles have trained my musical ear, and have set the standard for what good music is and what cord changes sound satisfying and how lyrics should be put together. It has changed the makeup of my musical mind. So I have this theory that whatever sound is related to The Beatles in some way, I'll like it. And the more it sounds like them, the more I like it.

 

And just as I had to grow to like Helter Skelter and What Goes On and Strawberry Fields Forever and the more out-there stuff, I grow to like different bands. My musical mind is a Beatle Tree and I branch out and hop from branch to branch to suit whatever I'm in the mood for.

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Beastie Boys , Bob Dylan…

 

and of course…

 

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And yes!… (silly me)

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Till There Was You said:

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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

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The Beatles / John Lennon are a bit of an anomaly in my music tastes to tell the truth although it's all in the DNA of much of the music I do like.

I grew up with post-punk / new wave artists and music end 70's / early 80's with particualr liking for electronic music. That may have all seemed like a million miles from The Beatles back then but many things can be traced back.

One artist in particular is John Foxx, who pioneered all electronic pop music in 1980 with his album Metamatic, but he has also said he was heavily influenced by The Beatles, especially the psychedelic period .. he went to the Alexander Palace technicolour happening in 1967! You may like to check out his songs “Endlessly” and “Through My Sleeping” which borrow heavily from Tomorrow Never Knows kind of sound. He's still making albums now.

I was also into the Liverpool scene in that period with bands like Echo & the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes and Orchestral Manoeuves in the Dark (they all had to have weird names!!)..all of which have cited The Beatles as influences.

The Bunnymen have covered All You Need Is Love and OMD have done a very Beatle-y song called 'Mathew Street'.

I also went through my Oasis period in the 90s ..no need to go into them and how they are “related” to The Beatles.a-hard-days-night-george-10

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I'm just waiting to be judged on this one but…. The Monkees

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Georgie said:

I'm just waiting to be judged on this one but…. The Monkees

Nothing wrong with that!

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