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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by scout2112, Nov 6, 2019.
Glad you like it so much. Me, not so much.
My favourite album of all time. Except when Let it Bleed is.
Ommv and all that.
My parents liked The Beatles, so of course I'm a Rolling Stones Man.
Many interesting points.
Paul Weller of the Jam is worth noting on the issue of longevity. He may have outclassed all others when he put an end to the Jam, one of my favorite bands in 1982 because he wanted to go out while they were still on top. Got to respect that.
I also prefer the Who to the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, but I love them all. What I think is missing is the consideration of the extent that these bands pushed each other in a way that brought each to make its best music during the competitive era. The Beatles called it quits in 1970. The Rolling Stones best run was from about 1965-1972. The Who from 1969 to 1973 put out Tommy, Who's Next and Quadrophenia (although I think 1965's The Who Sings My Generation is way underrated). None of their later stuff was as good. The competition brought out the best in each of these bands.*
New bands stepped in to fill the void. Crowded House did the Beatlesque thing quite well from 1986-1994. Aerosmith gave us a modern take on the Rolling Stones. Many others could be mentioned.
As for the poll, I can't decide. The first albums my parents bought me as I was growing up were the Beatles 1962-66 (red) and 1967-70(blue). A short while later, in 7th grade, the first 8 track I bought was "Hot Rocks" by the Rolling Stones.
*And don't forget the influence of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and the Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced.
there is a beatles vs stones album just like that...i just googled it
my memory is weak on this...i have sort of a memory of it looking like that...prolly was...maybe
Beatles fan and it's not even close.
Between the Beatles & Stones, I choose Grateful Dead.
I think the Beatles were a great live band... To pull off those complicated songs on stage with terrible sound equipment... Plus, when they came back and played on the rooftop... They were killer!
They were a "pop" band sure, but they could also be a powerhouse rock n roll band when they wanted.
Both are iconic bands...both are great in really quite different ways...but...in the end it has to be The Beatles...best band ever...
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The Beatles have an XM radio station and the Stones don't!!
Beatles wrote some early Stones records I do believe but both bands have interesting styles. 17 number one's in the UK is going to take some beating and that's not counting the many number one's McCartney had with Wings and as a solo artist then duo's with Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Stone's were more for the purist in my opinion and my personal favourite is Paint it black. My favourite Beatles numbers are in two halves, I like from the fab four days Day tripper and from the hippy funky days Long and winding road. BTW if you haven't seen George Michael's version of long and winding road, give it a shot.
At least the question doesn’t begin with ‘which is the best group.............’, which would open a whole can of worms! As for ‘like’, well, for me it tips slightly towards the Beatles, if only because, on balance, I like more of their numbers. Never-the-less, the Stones numbers I do like I like equally as much as the Beatles numbers I like. Sorry, the idea of any such question being ‘simple’ is naive !
This is a different question and, as someone who likes pretty-much all animals I don’t see myself as a weirdo or a coward!
Strange one this, in the 70s I loved the Beatles - now I hate them. In the 70s, I hated the Stones - now I love. Go figure.
all that says is that 50% of the Beatles were, unfortunately, murdered. The reaming half are still doing OK on their own without the life support of the others. On your logic Buddy Holly was rubbish, not seen him on stage for years.
Hate is an over emotional word in this context. Save it for some of the evil people in this world.
In my humble opinion side 2 of Abbey Road is one of the greatest musical achievements in modern times. I don’t think any other band (including George Martin) could have done that. It’s pretty much as perfect as music can get.
Again, just my opinion.