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Would the Beatles have been better with Keith instead of George?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by colorado, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. colorado

    colorado Tele-Holic

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    So proposition: Beatles John, Paul, Ringo and Keith Richards.

    Positive: Keith kicks Paul's a**. No Honey Pie.

    Negative: Maybe no Layla album.
     
  2. BiggerJohn

    BiggerJohn Friend of Leo's

    Jun 1, 2009
    California
    No, absolutely not.
     
  3. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
     
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  5. kelnet

    kelnet Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    It might have prevented all of that silly "music hall" stuff that Paul kept coming up with.
     
  6. colorado

    colorado Tele-Holic

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    No one thinks they would have been a better "rock" band? Lennon backed by Richards. No takers?
     
  7. spauldingrules

    spauldingrules Tele-Holic

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  8. Rod Parsons

    Rod Parsons Friend of Leo's

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  9. TeleTex82

    TeleTex82 Friend of Leo's

    May 4, 2010
    San Antone
    I don't think Richards has the melodic sensibility or vocal ability to mesh with the mop tops, on the other hand, he probably would've had an affair with Yoko. Not sure what kind of chaos that would've caused.
     
  10. Jonny_Quest

    Jonny_Quest Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 30, 2011
    Manhattan, Kansas
    The question might be better if Brian Jones were the one replacing Harrison...



    When I hear Richard's playing in '64 and think of what Harrison was doing then (on similiar rockers like 'Roll over Beethoven'.....and then the added virtuosity demonstated on songs like 'Til There was You'....I prefer Harrison with the Beatles)

     
  11. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 4, 2007
    New Jersey
    Sorry, I just don't think that Keith Richards is all that good - not that George was exactly a guitar god himself, but he was adequate and could sing harmony.

    And Keith wasn't from Liverpool, so the others would have kicked his little cockney butt! :eek:
     
  12. colorado

    colorado Tele-Holic

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    :eek::eek:"I don't think Richards has the melodic sensibility or vocal ability"

    I'll give you the vocals but doesn't have the "melodic sensibility" :eek:
     
  13. Post Toastie

    Post Toastie Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 16, 2008
    California
    Yeah like Back in The USSR,I'm Down,Paperwiter Writer, Helter Skelter and others. :eek:
     
  14. stnmtthw

    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2012
    New Mexico
    Nah. Those four guys had a special chemistry. None of them were as good seperately as they were together, talented as they were/are.
     
  15. TeleTex82

    TeleTex82 Friend of Leo's

    May 4, 2010
    San Antone
    When I think Keef I think riffs not necessarily melody. Mick Taylor and Billy Keys are responsible for my favorite Melodies in Stone songs. The Stones have some good ones but not as diverse and complex melodies as The Beatles though. At least in my opinion.
     
  16. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Friend of Leo's

    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston
    George knew what a melodic riff was.
     
  17. colorado

    colorado Tele-Holic

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    Keith wrote most of the melodies (with exceptions) up to the mid 70s.

    I got a few of those melodies stuck in my head.

    Writing songs with Lennon. I could think of worse combos.
     
  18. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's

    Dec 2, 2006
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  19. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

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    But if you posed the question in reverse, J P G R (one of them) subbing into the Stones ?

    On this forum ?

    You'd have some takers. I mean c'mon ! They're the St Beatles ! Any one of them could improve any band !



    No - music hall dreck like like Rocky Raccoon, When I'm 64, Honey Pie, Martha My Dear, Yellow Submarine, etc...
     
  20. bigbandtele

    bigbandtele Tele-Holic

    Why all the George hate? Harrison was an excellent player, and obviously quite underrated.

    Why not the Beatles without Ringo? Imagine them with Charlie Watts? Or Keith Moon? or Bonzo???
     
  21. adeiderich

    adeiderich Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 14, 2011
    Medina, Ohio
    I think the real question is "was Billy Preston a double secret agent?"
     
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