Why being ambivalent about the Beatles is the way forward

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  1. Addnine

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    Not threatened at all. Thanks for the context though.Your post makes far more sense to me.
     
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    Maybe you need a nap :)
     
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    word, no hard feelings. FWIW i was once in a "battle of the beatles cover bands." the other band did mostly early stuff and we did the later stuff. and we both dressed the parts. it was fun.
     
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    yeah, look out, you're dealing with one of the superfans
     
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    Just thought I'd point out how nice all of your comments are. You seem like a really kind person. I bet you'd be fun to hang out with. :cry:
     
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    do we actually have to do this every day? can we not let one day go by without gloating or trashing beatles. make your own music!

    play music!
     
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    Right, in terms of the common adherence to the music that was pop when we came of age is a bit of a mystery to me.
    Many many folks seem to have that life long attachment to the popular music of their youth, while I do not have that at all.
    I guess by the end of my teens I was no longer interested in the music of my teens, but the first thing I think I did was look back further as I started buying used records and looking into the vast world of music that opens up when not depending on parents or radio selections.
    In my early 20s I went back went back to the 1930s music, and at that particular time I did not like any of the '80s music, though decades later I discovered some of what I missed when I turned away from that particularly IMO bad decade of pop culture.
    Sorry all who loved the '80s!
    I mean no offense and some of it was good!

    Pretty much every decade I changed up my tastes enough to explore another rabbit hole of musics, and by the beginning of the 21st C I was mostly only listening to '90s and newer music.

    IDK, taste is what it is and it makes little sense to argue that taste has should's and shouldnt's.
     
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    It all depends on how old you are and wether or not you were a muscian during the 60's. For me, really just getting started in '64, the Beatles were the dominant act going at that time. I learned a lot of new chords, and musical styles, just trying to work out their stuff.
    And while that effect made a difference in my life, I can certainly understand someone younger getting their influence from whoever was popular at the time. Everyting we hear has some effect on our playing and our musical preferrences.
    Now lets talk about the Ventures !!!
     
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    Consider that @blowtorch is just playin' even when he seems to be snarling a threat.
    On the internet somebody is always offending somebody.
    Mostly we're just here for our own amusement, not to solve the problems of society.
     
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    I came out the same year Abbey Road did, do they were definitely not of my time. However, in the early/mid 1980s when I was getting serious about the guitar, it was Beatles cds that I played along with all night long in my quest for improvement as a player.
     
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    I went from playing Beatles to Neil Young/CSN stuff to Garage to Country personally, then the Rock and Roll bar scene. that was a long time ago. What is this Beatles stuff you speak of?
     
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    Cripes, @elihu was right! What have I done? I thought I just doing some throwaway smarting off. Come back a few hours later and I realize I’ve created a vast pit of general pestilence and malaise. A pit six pages wide, and growing.
     
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    Uh, sorry, was my math wrong?
    I've been watching the old timers of my youth die off and had been paying attention to the music they listened to since i started paying attention to music, I guess when I saw The Platters circa 1964.

    Big band swing era, when was that?
    Wasn't that the pop music of a generation that's mostly no longer with us?
    I guess the greatest generation?
    WWII ended as crowds packed those dance halls?
    Folks born 1901- 1927?
    No?

    Those fans of big band swing era pop music is too small a group to need a broad brush!
     
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    That's true. But pretty much everyone knows who the Beatles are, no matter what they listen to.
     
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    You're surprised???

    What're you one uh them millennials?
     
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    The big bands were primarily a 30s/40s thing, and some of my favorite music comes from that era. Miller, Ellington, Goodman, Dorsey. That was all great stuff.
     
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    None of us are, but hopefully someone else thinks we are. :cry:
     
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    Apples and oranges. Musically talented and influential. I wasn't aware that she was a musician.
     
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    Why is it so hard to admit that the Beatles were massively talented and creative as a group and as individuals.

    ...And that they are and have become increasingly overrated?
     
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