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If I was in charge of the B3ta fatwa department, we wouldn't be hearing too much from Simply Red in the future. Who's on your musical shit list and why?

(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 12:00)
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The Beatles...
Musical heresy maybe, but I've just never 'got' them. Sure, they may have helped shape the future of 'rock and roll', but I've always felt their influence and 'status' have been overblown a bit. Sure, there are some great tracks (singles and album tracks) but there's plenty more than a fair share of absolute garbage as well.
As for Lennon, I prefer some of his solo stuff.

I say this being born in the 70's not having the benefit of growing up when The Beatles emerged in the Sixties so, like Vietnam, "I probably don't know man, I wasn't there".

They are also responsible for Oasis. Case closed.
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 13:10, 11 replies)
you sir
should be burnt at the stake.
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 13:13, closed)
I agree wholeheartedly.
I just can't see the appeal apart from a couple of tracks.
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 13:14, closed)
I was born in 1965, so am also probably too young to have 'got' their music when first released, but I agree completely. Very little of their oeuvre appeals to me. There are one or two notable exceptions, but I'd much rather listen to Elvis.

Thank you very much.
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 13:17, closed)
To quote Pete Townshend
"John [Entwistle] and I were listening to a stereo L.P. of The Beatles in which the voices come out of one side and the backing track comes out of the other. And when you actually hear the backing tracks of The Beatles without their voices, they're flippin' lousy."
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 13:17, closed)
Well, it's nice so see...
...that you've quoted a nonce on that one.

Maybe if Gary Glitter had been as influential as big nose, or as famous as M.J., then he would also be the recipient of such disgusting forgiveness and acceptance - the very, VERY worst kind.
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 16:36, closed)
Hey, Doctor...
Paging Dr. McCann. We have irony on line two. Urgent. Will you take the call?

Oh, wait. Hang on.

Shit. Having slandered an innocent man, I'd better get back to my glass house before someone ELSE starts throwing stones...
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 16:41, closed)
is a bizarre rant.

Pete Townshend having a musical opinion on music.

No! All of his opinions must be discounted for he is a not-guilty nonce.
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 22:51, closed)
I worship Revolver, Abbey Road, Sgt Pepper...
...but the rest of their output is marred by pisspoor quality covers and dodgy filler tracks. White Album? Shite Album, more like
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 13:31, closed)
born and bred scouser here
i really can't understand the appeal of the beatles. however, what's more annoying is people thinking that i MUST love the beatles, just because i'm from liverpool.
do fuck off, you idiots.
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 19:16, closed)
you could just laugh it off with your 'great sense of humour'
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 22:47, closed)
i did the first time
but after about the 28th time, it started to grate.
(, Sun 2 Jan 2011, 18:10, closed)
Finally someone had the guts to say it loud!
(, Thu 30 Dec 2010, 19:28, closed)
trouble is archie, we're looking at it from the wrong perspective
i saw 'the shining' only recently, and it was a shite, plodding, obviously scripted movie, with mannered performances. However, I only think that because it was in it's time a startlingly original, shocking horror film that has since been plundered by tv and filmmakers for every last ounce of quality it held, and because of that has lost it's originailty and sheen.

Same with the beatles and the beach boys, as a vanguard they too have been ripped off, used for inspiration and 'imporved on' so of course they sound dull and lifeless these days
(, Fri 31 Dec 2010, 19:45, closed)
I do like a few Beatles tracks
but considering their output, it's a tiny percentage.

I thought they were overrated in the 60's (I was a Rolling Stones girl) but what annoys me is that they are still appointed as some sort of gods who created pop music.
(, Sat 1 Jan 2011, 11:58, closed)
yes, this
They had a few good tracks, but on the whole vastly over-rated.

Also responsible for that fucking bit in that 500 days of summer movie where she says Ringo is her favourite to show how "quirky" she is. Fucking shite, the lot of it.
(, Sat 1 Jan 2011, 22:27, closed)

In complete agreement. I can't see what the fuss was about. Again, I wasn't there, but my dad told me the Stones is what men liked and the Beatles were for the ladies. Basically the Take That of their era.

Given the other music that was on offer in that era I can't see why they stood out so much, I mean, Beatles or The Jimi Hendrix Experience? There's no contest. Axis Bold as Love knocks any Beatles album into a cocked hat IMHO.
(, Wed 5 Jan 2011, 13:44, closed)

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