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  • Peter Jackson did something that's only eight hours? He must have had a brutal editor.
  • I like the Beatles and I respect their influence on pop music, but enough with the fellating, boomers. They are not the greatest band ever. They were together for less than a decade, and didn't even tour for half that time.
  • Ah. That explains why I have involuntarily subjected to beatles dreck a dozen times in the last 24 hours.

    I guess sales must be down on those 50 year old records and Slurp Paul is running out of money.
  • This is not helping me not feel dumb for having Disney+ just for The Manalorean.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed part one.
  • H31N0US: I like the Beatles and I respect their influence on pop music, but enough with the fellating, boomers. They are not the greatest band ever. They were together for less than a decade, and didn't even tour for half that time.


    Rush fan-like typing detected.
  • H31N0US: I like the Beatles and I respect their influence on pop music, but enough with the fellating, boomers. They are not the greatest band ever. They were together for less than a decade, and didn't even tour for half that time.


    I agree that they're not the greatest ever (especially their early purely pop stuff), but they probably are one of the single most influential music acts in history. Even if you don't care for their stuff, you almost certainly listen to someone who was inspired by them or started playing because of them, or a band that was inspired by a band that started because of them.
  • H31N0US: I like the Beatles and I respect their influence on pop music, but enough with the fellating, boomers. They are not the greatest band ever. They were together for less than a decade, and didn't even tour for half that time.


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  • Summoner101: H31N0US: I like the Beatles and I respect their influence on pop music, but enough with the fellating, boomers. They are not the greatest band ever. They were together for less than a decade, and didn't even tour for half that time.

    Rush fan-like typing detected.


    I'm not a huge Rush fan but, for some reason I have seen them more than any other band.

    Oh my god...
  • NeoCortex42: I agree that they're not the greatest ever (especially their early purely pop stuff), but they probably are one of the single most influential music acts in history. Even if you don't care for their stuff, you almost certainly listen to someone who was inspired by them or started playing because of them, or a band that was inspired by a band that started because of them.


    There's a great anecdote very early in their career where Paul and John were at the studio. At the time they weren't sure the Beatles thing was going to take off, so they were setting themselves up as studio songwriters as a fallback occupation. They were always hustling every band that came through with their songs -- "you wanna buy this song we wrote?"

    One day Mick Jagger and Keith Richards showed up. They were also a new band, but they didn't write their own songs yet (they found it too daunting), they mostly played covers and whatever else. They knew Paul and John were gifted songwriters, so they approached them first, asking if they had a song they could use.

    At that moment Paul & John did not have a song. But like all clever salesman they said "Sure, we got a song for you. Just one second". Mick & Keith sat there, likely with their jaws on the floor, while Paul and John retreated into a corner of the studio and wrote a song on the spot in about 5 minutes. They wrote it almost as fast as they could play it.

    They came back, said "here's your song" and Mick & Keith used it as their second single and first hit. The song was I Wanna Be Your Man. The Beatles also included the song on their second album, but the Stones version was more popular.

    After that Mick & Keith said to each other "Well shiat, this songwriter stuff doesn't look that hard. We should give it a go."

    Another story: After the Beatles blew up with their first three albums and relentless touring in the first two years, they were quite fatigued. Then their manager said that they needed a Christmas album. It's a very popular thing in the UK for musicians to release Christmas albums, which might have 1 or 2 original songs and the rest covers of Christmas classics. It is the goal of every artist to get that "Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer" money -- write one hit, receive royalties for life as every station plays it to death every Christmas. Christmas albums are easy to make and record, and make good stocking stuffers. You can't go wrong coming out with a Christmas album.

    But the Beatles misinterpreted his instructions as needing an album for Christmas, not a Christmas album. So instead of doing covers of Frosty the Snowman and Jingle Bells, John & Paul came up with all new material in the span of like two weeks, and that became their 4th album, just in time for Christmas. Songs like Eight Days A Week and No Reply were written in minutes.

    It cannot be understated how quickly John & Paul could come up with a tune from scratch. Most bands today release a new album every few years. The Beatles released 13 albums and an ungodly number of singles in just 6 years. It was a whirlwind pace of songcraft and musicianship.

    Say whatever you want about the quality of the musicianship, but you cannot deny the speed at which they worked. Even still, compared to their contemporaries, with the exception of Motown no one was doing what they were doing in that early period. And then when everyone caught up with them, they changed their sound to stay in front.
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  • H31N0US:

    That realization that because you've seen a band more than any other and must therefore be a huge fan.

    My secret.shame is Gin Blossoms are right behind Ween.
  • Ishkur:

    The speed is the only reason they evolved artistically....

    Had have john lived the would have reunited by 1988 for another short run....a three year tour leading up to a five part anthology series ( episode 4 solo era, episode 5 reunion highlights)
  • Mugato: Peter Jackson did something that's only eight hours? He must have had a brutal editor.


    If you filmed everything that as Tolkien described, you'd have 8 hours of rocks, trees, and sky on top of the action
  • Mega Steve: Mugato: Peter Jackson did something that's only eight hours? He must have had a brutal editor.

    If you filmed everything that as Tolkien described, you'd have 8 hours of rocks, trees, and sky on top of the action


    Kong was a lot longer than it had to be and the Hobbit was not a three movie story.
  • H31N0US: I like the Beatles and I respect their influence on pop music, but enough with the fellating, boomers. They are not the greatest band ever. They were together for less than a decade, and didn't even tour for half that time.


    If The Beatles aren't the greatest band ever, I'd love to hear who is.

    \I'll wait.
  • Mugato: Mega Steve: Mugato: Peter Jackson did something that's only eight hours? He must have had a brutal editor.

    If you filmed everything that as Tolkien described, you'd have 8 hours of rocks, trees, and sky on top of the action

    Kong was a lot longer than it had to be and the Hobbit was not a three movie story.


    Peter Jackson didn't want the Hobbit to be a three movie story - the studio forced that on him, IIRC.
  • Mugato: Peter Jackson did something that's only eight hours? He must have had a brutal editor.


    He had 60 hours of film footage and 140 hours of audio from the original Get Back project to work with, so yeah.
  • I don't get the pathological need to hate The Beatles. If you don't like their music, that's fine, but why be an asshole about it? Also, it's not just Boomers that love their music. I was born in 1982, and I think they're fantastic. They're not the only band I like, but they're certainly one of them.

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    //Let It Be was their best song
    ///I Am the Walrus is one of their worst
  • H31N0US: I like the Beatles and I respect their influence on pop music, but enough with the fellating, boomers. They are not the greatest band ever. They were together for less than a decade, and didn't even tour for half that time.


    You apparently weren't alive in the 60's. Yes, the Beatles were the greatest band ever.
  • Spice Must Flow: What the Beetles might look like:
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    I've somehow never seen that photo and I feel incredibly stupid for being surprised for even a second that it exists.
  • You don't really need to walk into that studio. Waves makes audio plugins that emulate a lot of Abbey Road's gear and rooms.

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  • helpdeskguy: H31N0US: I like the Beatles and I respect their influence on pop music, but enough with the fellating, boomers. They are not the greatest band ever. They were together for less than a decade, and didn't even tour for half that time.

    If The Beatles aren't the greatest band ever, I'd love to hear who is.

    \I'll wait.


    You answered your own question.

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  • CruiserTwelve: You apparently weren't alive in the 60's.


    I was, actually. But my 60s experience was mostly shiatting in my pants, eating mushy food, and watching in bewilderment while my uncles and aunts partied their asses off in the house we all lived in.

    CruiserTwelve: Yes, the Beatles were the greatest band ever.


    I appreciate and respect the nostalgia you feel for your coming of age radio background. But there is no "greatest band ever". From that era, though, the Stones have the Beatles beat by a country mile. If I were throwing a party and wanted to hire a band to come in and make sure everyone had a good time, I would hire the Stones and a dozen other bands before I hired the Beatles.

    Here is the dozen other bands, for shiats and giggles:

    ACDC
    Van Halen
    Village People (seriously: saw them once and they put on a great show)
    Earth Wind and Fire
    The Cult
    Red Hot Chili Peppers (pre Californication)
    Oingo Boingo (Rodney Dangerfield was onto something)
    The B52s
    Kool and the Gang
    Tribe called Quest
    No Doubt
    And finally, last but not least: Jameroquai.

    Love the Beatles. They were the inspiration for me to pick up a guitar. But there were lots of other influences that kept me from putting it down.
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