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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#1 - crazyolitis
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User avatar #44 to #1 - IcRetoast
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Harrison - no ***** given
Ringo - _Wanna see the inside of my van?
Paul - I am normal, love me
John - HELLO THERE YOUR GOD IS DEAD I WILL HUNT YOUR NIGHTMARES
User avatar #10 to #1 - tenaciousjon
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I feel like I'm going to lose my anal cherry to all 4 Beatles and I'm not going to stop any of it.
#5 - sweetdickwilly
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#26 - anon id: bde381ec
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what the **** kind of faggot cup is that
#27 to #26 - creepyunclebob
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A teacup. Traditionally 4 oz.
#31 - maxmanharpooner
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#51 to #31 - trippytrips
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#42 to #31 - sippay
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You're a wizard john
#46 - zombiepipboy
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I don't like the Beatles, I am ready for your hate
I don't like the Beatles, I am ready for your hate
User avatar #47 to #46 - ferrettamer
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Neither do I
#49 to #46 - batwill **User deleted account**
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My mother always said the same thing. I didn't really understand that, but that's cool.
User avatar #75 to #46 - dannyqd
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Ah so your an "Animals" man...
User avatar #64 to #46 - dreadedsin
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Do you like The Who more then?
#48 to #46 - xmonke
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I hope you still respect them. They were literally the greatest band of all time.
#82 to #48 - parttimepunk
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The fact that so many books still name the Beatles "the greatest or most significant or most influential" rock band ever only tells you how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art. Jazz critics have long recognized that the greatest jazz musicians of all times are Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, who were not the most famous or richest or best sellers of their times, let alone of all times. Classical critics rank the highly controversial Beethoven over classical musicians who were highly popular in courts around Europe. Rock critics are still blinded by commercial success: the Beatles sold more than anyone else (not true, by the way), therefore they must have been the greatest. Jazz critics grow up listening to a lot of jazz music of the past, classical critics grow up listening to a lot of classical music of the past. Rock critics are often totally ignorant of the rock music of the past, they barely know the best sellers. No wonder they will think that the Beatles did anything worth of being saved.
In a sense the Beatles are emblematic of the status of rock criticism as a whole: too much attention to commercial phenomena (be it grunge or U2) and too little attention to the merits of real musicians. If somebody composes the most divine music but no major label picks him up and sells him around the world, a lot of rock critics will ignore him. If a major label picks up a musician who is as stereotyped as one can be but launches her or him worldwide, your average critic will waste rivers of ink on her or him. This is the sad status of rock criticism: rock critics are basically publicists working for free for major labels, distributors and record stores. They simply publicize what the music business wants to make money with.

User avatar #101 to #82 - ferrettamer
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Le Scaruffi face
User avatar #84 to #82 - xmonke
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Being the greatest band isn't just about being the most popular, it's about being the most popular and the reason why. They're great because the amount of people who love them for their music outweighs the people who love them for any other reasons, and that amount of people who love them for their music outweighs the amount of people who love other bands for their music.
#87 to #84 - parttimepunk
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how about you check out some real music, buddy, maybe you could learn something
here's some albums for you:
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band- Trout Mask Replica
Robert Wyatt- Rock Bottom
Faust- Faust
the Velvet Underground- the Velvet Underground & Nico
the Doors- the Doors
Popol Vuh- Hosianna Mantra
Pere Ubu- the Modern Dance
Royal Trux- Twin Infinitives
John Fahey- Fare Forward Voyagers
Nico- Desertshore
maybe if you tried these you wouldn't be so blinded by commercial success.
User avatar #93 to #87 - xmonke
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You know, the Beatles aren't my favorite band, but I can realize their greatness. Sure, that's all good music, but they haven't impacted as many people as The Beatles did. Whatever they did, they did it just right so that it appealed to numerous types of people. Close to no one hates a Beatles song. Even if there were a man who completely hated all music, I'm sure there'd be at least one Beatles song that he'd be alright with hearing even if he didn't like it.
#94 to #93 - parttimepunk
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i hate the Beatles because they're mindless commercial unoriginal drivel
Hopefully, one not-too-distant day, there will be a clear demarcation between a great musician like Tim Buckley, who never sold much, and commercial products like the Beatles. And rock critics will study more of rock history and realize who invented what and who simply exploited it commercially.

Beatles' "aryan" music removed any trace of black music from rock and roll: it replaced syncopated african rhythm with linear western melody, and lusty negro attitudes with cute white-kid smiles.

Contemporary musicians never spoke highly of the Beatles, and for a good reason. They could not figure out why the Beatles' songs should be regarded more highly than their own. They knew that the Beatles were simply lucky to become a folk phenomenon (thanks to "Beatlemania", which had nothing to do with their musical merits). THat phenomenon kept alive interest in their (mediocre) musical endeavours to this day. Nothing else grants the Beatles more attention than, say, the Kinks or the Rolling Stones. There was nothing intrinsically better in the Beatles' music. Ray Davies of the Kinks was certainly a far better songwriter than Lennon & McCartney. The Stones were certainly much more skilled musicians than the 'Fab Fours'. And Pete Townshend was a far more accomplished composer, capable of "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia". Not to mention later and far greater British musicians. Not to mention the American musicians who created what the Beatles later sold to the masses.

The Beatles sold a lot of records not because they were the greatest musicians but simply because their music was easy to sell to the masses: it had no difficult content, it had no technical innovations, it had no creative depth. They wrote a bunch of catchy 3-minute ditties and they were photogenic.
User avatar #99 to #94 - xmonke
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"The Beatles sold a lot of records not because they were the greatest musicians but simply because their music was easy to sell to the masses: it had no difficult content, it had no technical innovations, it had no creative depth. They wrote a bunch of catchy 3-minute ditties and they were photogenic."
Exactly. That's why they are the greatest. Music isn't about money, difficulty, or innovation. You don't like them, but even you admit that they were somewhat catchy. That's what they were aiming for. The amount of money musicians make is only relevant when they're trying to expand their audience. Innovation is relative in music. Difficulty is just impressive, but has nothing to do with the music. Beethoven's symphonies aren't great because their difficulty; they're great because people happen to like them more than other composers' symphonies for their difficulty.
#91 to #48 - whargarbler
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Respectfully disagree. I'll give them second best.
#74 to #48 - anon id: fc62b453
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you forgot the "in my opinion" part.
User avatar #79 to #74 - xmonke
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Whether or not you thought their music was good, they were the greatest. It's been decades and they continue to be remembered and to gain new fans. They're to music what Superman is to superheroes.
#58 to #48 - anon id: c48b56cf
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They werent the greatest
#65 to #58 - petresko
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#60 to #58 - xmonke
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Whether or not you thought their music was good, they were the greatest. It's been decades and they continue to be remembered and to gain new fans. They're to music what Superman is to superheroes.
#59 to #48 - deathsreaper
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They are the most overrated band of all time...

Maybe that's harsh. They're the most overrated "greatest band of all time".
User avatar #61 to #59 - hugora
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I could give you many reasons why the beetles are considered the greatest but I'll just give you one. You may think that they are nothing special because today they may seem old fashion but they did something no one ever dare to imagine. They are basically the foundation of modern music.
#68 to #61 - anon id: 0dd0aee4
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You didn't give the one?

I have yet to see anybody list a reason why the beetles were great.
#62 to #61 - deathsreaper
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The fact that you called them "the beetles" destroys any sensible argument you have..

However musically they were one of the least talented bands of their time period... Harrison wasn't a good guitarist (Hence Clapton on while my guitar gently weeps)
Only talented one was Lennon and there were plenty of good singers back then that would make him second rate.

Zeppelin is the greatest band of all time in my opinion. Anything that can be said about the beatles can be said about Zeppelin times five.
User avatar #63 to #62 - hugora
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Musically speaking Led zeppelin did a lot of musical prowesses, I mean every song or theirs is totally different, which is something really hard to do. Page may be one of the greatest guitar players ever I'll give you that. Harrison may not have been the greatest guitar player but while my guitar gently weeps is a beatles track because you see, not many people can play like clapton but no one can write music like the beatles used to. It doesn't matter if you're faster than Malmsteen if you can't wirte something good and interesting ability on an instrument means ****.
User avatar #78 to #63 - dannyqd
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In all fairness, the beatles early stuff is highly over rated, but then again once they quit touring they really got amazing. They became famous because of they were appealing to girls, they stayed famous because of the music. I think..
User avatar #6 - mmmilovemeth
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but drinking (copiously) is very british
#9 to #6 - anon id: e51b5c25
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I hate to break it to you, but only the british think they are good drinkers
#11 to #9 - internetrage
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incorrect. so painfully incorrect. you ever met, for example, an american who has been to england?
User avatar #12 to #11 - kommandantvideo
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Germans would out drink you guys until your head spun 20 times. Then they would continue to drink for lols
User avatar #13 to #12 - internetrage
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actually the general consensus is that of all european nations Germany is most similar to England. i quite like you guys. I reckon we'd be just about even.
User avatar #14 to #13 - kommandantvideo
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Oh, uhh... I'm not German. Or English. I'm a wannabe english American.

Sorry!
User avatar #15 to #14 - internetrage
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my bad.
saw kommandant and made an assumption.
User avatar #16 to #15 - kommandantvideo
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I like German... well, anything.
User avatar #17 to #16 - internetrage
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...recent history?
User avatar #21 to #17 - kommandantvideo
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No, really anything in history of the german area. Italy, too. I have ancestors from Germany and Italy mainly. I also like viking stuff, but that's more to the north
User avatar #22 to #21 - kommandantvideo
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And if you were asking the question you were asking, then no, it's not because of Hitler.
#71 to #12 - shypotato
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Russian drinking master race
User avatar #18 to #11 - heartlessrobot
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Tell that to my father who used to drink three fifths of liquor a day. Thank god he's been sober for 5 years.
User avatar #19 to #18 - internetrage
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**** a doodle doo one singular american guy nearly drank himself to death. i can assure you, as a nation, we drink more.

"i like england. i like it because here im an alcoholic. in canada im a heavy drinker. and here, here im a ******* pussy" - Mike Wilmot
#28 to #9 - aiming
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User avatar #23 to #9 - ireallylikepotatoe
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No one ever said we were good at it.

Doesn't mean we won't do it.
#40 - dasbrot
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#57 to #40 - anon id: 1d918553
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savin THAT ****
#24 - anon id: 5de431af
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nobody likes american styles.
#66 to #24 - petresko
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#41 to #24 - nymikemet
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#56 to #41 - azsx
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were is that from?
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#25 - scotlandhome
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Nice gif
Nice gif
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