How do you explain the Beatles?

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  1. flathd

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    No one's favorite is Billy Shears? The fake Paul? No one?


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    indicative of what they're capable of.
    (manson, too)
     
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    Ha, good one. How bout this:

    "Jumps into middle of history discussion to share a list of his favorite covers"

    :D
     
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    Why of course!

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    I'm one of those Gen-X fans.

    Maybe this was a twist of fate, but their producer was actually a low-level guy within a somewhat forgotten section of EMI (Parlorphone) with an interest in classical music but a background in doing basically spoken word comedy albums. I don't know that he knew anything about rock music at that time.

    I always wonder whether that helped to make them more innovative than they would have otherwise been. He just didn't know the social conventions of rock music at the time. There's numerous examples in documentaries of them talking about the band trying to make sounds that just didn't exist and it was left to the engineers to figure out a way to accomplish it. Post #399 as one example.
     
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    Sorry but if you like one Beatles song then you are a fan.
    If you don't like any Beatles songs at all then you are a unique individual.
    Especially amongst guitar players.

    As a side note it's ok to like more than one Genre of music.
     
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    "I‘m ‘fraid rock & roll has no future,” Mick Jagger said. His famous lips formed a perfect moue of distaste, as if they hated to utter such treason.

    Jagger was curled up on the chocolate-brown sofa in the living room of his second-floor Manhattan apartment. Golden sunbeams and raucous street sounds flooded through his open windows, and he welcomed both, jumping up to lean out the window when a reggae beat wafted in from a passing radio.

    “Why doesn’t it?” I asked him while opening two bottles of Löwenbräu.



    He turned back from the window and laughed. The flashing diamond set in his left incisor was a mark of his long years of service to rock & roll. The age lines around his eyes were as old as the weariness and cynicism in his voice.

    “‘Cause it doesn’t,” he said flatly. “There is no future in rock & roll. It’s only recycled past.” He sounded genuinely sad. We both fell silent and stared into our beers."
    Rolling Stone August, 1980


    In the '80s I clipped out that quote from a copy of Rolling Stone and pinned it up in my studio. (Not for any good reason, just liked its provocative tone, not to mention the irony.)

    Actually, on re-read, it's interesting interview, somewhat relevant to the discussion here.
     
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    Bill Shatner, the tenth Beatle! :eek:
     
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    Sorry but nope.

    Fan is short for fanatic.
    Once again, words, and their meanings, matter
     
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    George was head of Parlophone by 55, and had before signing the Beatles recorded a few skiffle acts. And he was looking for a rock act at the time he signed the Beatles. Plus he had a cool pseudonym as Ray Cathode.


    One advantage the Beatles had over any other musical act was Abbey Road. They never had to worry about studio time or costs associated with recording. Their royalty rate may have been low but they had free reign in the studio.
     
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    Encore?... there's more! :eek:

     
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    Yes but he inherited the label manager job when his boss retired and he wasn't authorized to sign the Beatles in 62 when he did. Parlophone was a backwater of EMI that did classical, comedy and regional acts. It was not their first choice, or even their third choice. Epstien was happy to get anyone to sign them at that stage.

    Ray Cathode? Cool.
     
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    That’s reductive.

    What if the only song I like is Revolution #9 ?
     
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