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11 bands better than The Beatles?
Foxnews.com ^ | February 07, 2014 | By Mike Mettler

Posted on 02/07/2014 10:54:23 AM PST by US Navy Vet

It was 50 years ago today that The Beatles landed in America for the first time. Could any other group ever hope to top the talents of these beloved moptops? Well ...Yeah, yeah, yeah! Check out 11 bands that I think took the Fab Four’s pop revolution and made it even better, way beyond compare

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bands; beatles
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These 4 POS BRITS were what REALLY killed "The Music"!
1 posted on 02/07/2014 10:54:23 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

What moron put that list together? LOLOL


2 posted on 02/07/2014 10:56:28 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: US Navy Vet

I take it you’re a Doo Wop fan.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 10:56:44 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: US Navy Vet

No respect for Spinal Tap?


4 posted on 02/07/2014 10:56:50 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: US Navy Vet

were it not for the Everly Brothers there never would have been a Beatles


5 posted on 02/07/2014 10:57:56 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: US Navy Vet

The Monkees!
The Jackson Five!
The Partridge Family!
Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra!
The Cowsills!


6 posted on 02/07/2014 10:58:23 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: massgopguy

Nope, The Blues, Rock-a-Billy, Southern Rock and OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL!


7 posted on 02/07/2014 10:58:36 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

X-Gen or Me-Gen 20-something.

Meh. I can agree to about 2 bands if they reflect back on the Fab-4 as inspiration.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 10:59:32 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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Karen & Richard Carpenter!

“A Star on Earth and Now a Star in Heaven!”


9 posted on 02/07/2014 10:59:52 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: US Navy Vet

I can’t believe you left “Georgia Satellites” off the list.... :) What a crazy list...


10 posted on 02/07/2014 11:00:00 AM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
What moron put that list together? LOLOL

The Velvet Underground
U2
Radiohead
The Band
The Replacements

LOL indeed!

11 posted on 02/07/2014 11:00:22 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: US Navy Vet

Without reading the article, I’m going to guess that I haven’t heard of at least half of these bands...


12 posted on 02/07/2014 11:03:09 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Yes, Led Zeppelin really did kill the music. Overrated song ripper-offers.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 11:03:36 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Bruce Stringbean?


14 posted on 02/07/2014 11:03:43 AM PST by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: US Navy Vet

What he really meant was “11 bands I like better than The Beatles?” I have no gripe with that because everybody is entitled to their personal taste, but there’s not one band on that list that has had anywhere close to the influence or impact the Beatles had.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 11:04:00 AM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I agree with Led Zeppelin.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 11:04:02 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: US Navy Vet
As far as raw musician`s talent in a band, ELO: The Electric Light Orchestra. Go to youtube for a free sampling of their works.
17 posted on 02/07/2014 11:04:17 AM PST by nomad
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To: kjam22

What this “YOU” CRAP? I DIDN’T CREATE “The List”!


18 posted on 02/07/2014 11:04:21 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I almost took the list seriously until I saw Bruce Springsteen. The rest of the list I could see someone being able to make a reasonable argument. BS is on this list is pure BS. Most overrated and horrible performer of all time. I refuse to call him a musician.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 11:04:27 AM PST by okkev68
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To: US Navy Vet

While I’ve never been a Beatles fan that list is rather suspect. U2 started off well and got boring fast. Radiohead has never impressed. The Band could be brilliant but when they weren’t brilliant they were terrible and that usually happened on consecutive songs. I love the E Street Band but I just don’t like Bruce. IMHO you’ve got to get The Kinks in there, they did almost every innovation rock had before 1980 first, laying down the basis for metal, punk, theater rock, art rock, not to mention inventing distortion. Any list of defining bands that pushed the boundary that doesn’t start with The Kinks has missed the point.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 11:05:08 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

B0n0? Really?


21 posted on 02/07/2014 11:05:11 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: US Navy Vet

:) LOL


22 posted on 02/07/2014 11:05:25 AM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I agree with Zeplin, Stones, and Rush, though!


23 posted on 02/07/2014 11:05:28 AM PST by nomad
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To: US Navy Vet

I vote for the Rubber Band and its close cousin, the Castrating Band.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 11:05:39 AM PST by rey
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I take that back. I’ve heard of (and heard) every single one of them.

But I have to disagree with them putting Rush at only #7. I think they should be at the top, but maybe that’s just me.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 11:05:58 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: US Navy Vet

With a title of “11 bands”, there is no way they could be right. Face it, most of what the Beatles generated was bubblegum. If you even compare them with the Rolling Stones, and just to the point when the Beatles broke up, the Stones were artistically much, much better, and far more creative.

And comparisons fall apart when you bring in fully orchestrated groups like Pink Floyd, or Fleetwood Mac, ELO or Blue Oyster Cult, even simpler arrangements like The Doors were far more creative. The list just goes on and on.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 11:06:24 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Olog-hai

I always thought it was funny that Jake Holmes waited almost forty years to sue Jimmy Page for plagiarizing “Dazed and Confused.”


27 posted on 02/07/2014 11:07:56 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I agree with Led Zepplin.

But this is an excercise in futility if every there was one... not everyone likes the same music.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 11:08:00 AM PST by Ueriah
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To: MeshugeMikey

The Beatles started out doing Chuck Berry and Little Richard covers. They even recorded a few.


29 posted on 02/07/2014 11:08:15 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: KevinB

+10


30 posted on 02/07/2014 11:08:49 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: US Navy Vet

Absolute BS! I’m betting that every member of those eleven bands would agree that The Beatles were the superior band.


31 posted on 02/07/2014 11:09:35 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: US Navy Vet

The Beatles are overrated, and there’s nothing intrinsically special about them. Their fame derives from them being on the scene at the right point in time.


32 posted on 02/07/2014 11:11:16 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: US Navy Vet

Bruce Stringbean?
Really?


33 posted on 02/07/2014 11:11:34 AM PST by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The Beatles changed it all. Absolutely awesome. May like others better but their influence is unmatched. Altered the landscape.


34 posted on 02/07/2014 11:12:10 AM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: US Navy Vet

Any list without the Angry Samoans isn’t worth the paper it’s written on!


35 posted on 02/07/2014 11:12:23 AM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: upsdriver
The Beatles might possibly be the most universally loved band in history, based on the wide range of artists who cite them as an influence. Including a few you might not have even thought of...

Type O Negative - Day Tripper/If I Needed Someone/I Want You (She's So Heavy)

36 posted on 02/07/2014 11:12:28 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I disagree, they did add innovation, just in their own mold and style. It`s not bad stuff, I`m just a bit younger then that generation who adored them. I was a VERY little kid when they broke up and never really listened to them as an avid fan. As a little kid I was more into MoTown, till I discovered Rock.


37 posted on 02/07/2014 11:12:58 AM PST by nomad
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To: okkev68
I'm with you on the Springsteen opinion.

The best he ever did, he wasn't the one "doing", much at all.

Jungleland Clarence Clemons Solo [youtube]

Sorry about the poor quality, and how the drummer seems a bit dumb, too dumb to know he needs lay back, and more lay out of this portion. Sadly enough, the best take that I know of is on the studio version of the song, which runs ten minutes of so to get about 3 of Clemons playing sax.

38 posted on 02/07/2014 11:14:01 AM PST by BlueDragon ("the fans are staying away from the ballpark...in droves" Yogi Berra)
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To: US Navy Vet

the phenomena known as the beatles is so much more than their mediocre musical abilities. it was their departure from the main, their hair, the way they were marketed, the things they inspired. taken together, has anybody else even a small degree of effect upon society as the beatles?


39 posted on 02/07/2014 11:16:33 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Ueriah

My point also. It really depends on what you grew up listening to. In my opinion, musical tastes are fairly well set by the late teens or early adulthood, barring some artistic epiphany that is.


40 posted on 02/07/2014 11:19:22 AM PST by nomad
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Howlin’ Wolf never went after them for turning “Killing Floor” into “The Lemon Song” either.
41 posted on 02/07/2014 11:19:40 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: arkfreepdom

Everyone will have to defer to me on this... The Beatles will survive beyond all the others because their music has the elements that are timeless: melody, harmony, and elegant prose. Led Zeppelin may have been “better” in a sense, but their music does not translate well to simple note by note comparison. (Ever heard Stairway to Heaven on piano? God-awful, truly.) The Kinks get a nod because they were in many ways the first to band to push rock into the 21st century. The Beatles, Stones, and The Who used early Kink classics as templates. There are greats and there are the Beatles, who are in a class by themselves... Period.


42 posted on 02/07/2014 11:19:46 AM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: BlueDragon

Springsteen’s best work was any cover of his crap by any band.

Manfred Mann comes to mind. Talk about polishing a turd, MannyMan’s IrfBand did it.


43 posted on 02/07/2014 11:20:05 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: US Navy Vet
The first half-dozen replies this thread -- classic freeper humor.

hilarious

44 posted on 02/07/2014 11:20:30 AM PST by BlueDragon ("the fans are staying away from the ballpark...in droves" Yogi Berra)
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To: US Navy Vet

The Who were the best rock band ever. Babba O’rielly baby!


45 posted on 02/07/2014 11:20:33 AM PST by The Public Eye
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To: US Navy Vet

I agree with the placement of Zeppelin, who went way beyond the confines of the word “band.” But the rest? Forgettable.


46 posted on 02/07/2014 11:20:53 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: US Navy Vet; a fool in paradise

47 posted on 02/07/2014 11:21:08 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: camle

Umm Elvis?


48 posted on 02/07/2014 11:21:33 AM PST by okkev68
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To: US Navy Vet

Where was Queen in that list? An oversight.


49 posted on 02/07/2014 11:22:28 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Only eleven?


50 posted on 02/07/2014 11:22:54 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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