You Know?... We Don't Have A Beatles Thread

JohnVF

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Bashing the Beatles has become sadly popular of late. Many just seem the need to show their “counter culture“ Bona Fides by attacking what is inarguably one of the greatest music making teams of the 20th century.
Ok ok I can’t let this pass ;). This is actually why a lot of us don’t like the Beatles. You’re simply not allowed to not love them by their fans.

I agree with the notion of keeping quiet about it, but as a Beatles disliker myself, I have to defend my opinion - having just stumbled across this. I could write pages about why I dislike them, and don’t worry I won’t, but it has nothing to do with my counter culture bonafides. I won’t, because this is a Beatles fan thread, and I’m happy people love them - music is subjective- but the above just really reflects an attitude that has added to my generation really really really being put off by them.


Ok carry on Beatles fans. seriously, enjoy them. But also don’t tell us who don’t love them what our motivation is for disliking them.
 

mhardy6647

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Ok ok I can’t let this pass ;). This is actually why a lot of us don’t like the Beatles. You’re simply not allowed to not love them by their fans.
Sure you can; it's OK.
I mean, look at me! I don't love the Rolling Stones, and I... umm... uhh...
:confused: :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused: :o
 

JohnVF

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Sure you can; it's OK.
I mean, look at me! I don't love the Rolling Stones, and I... umm... uhh...
:confused: :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused: :o
All you need is love, man. Love is all you need.

(stellar lyrics by the way. Seriously deep :grandpa: )

Ok seriously don't mean to derail the thread with my self defense. I'd rather listen to The Zombies' Odessey & Oracle than the Beatles OR the Stones. AND... the Peter Jackson documentary DOES look pretty interesting. I love seeing behind the legend into raw footage of what really happened with any band, even ones where I don't share the obsession, but know the legend.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
It dawned on me this afternoon that we might be able to leverage the Disney+ access (if they do indeed have it) of someone we know quite well (blood relative, don't you know?) and see some of this magnum opus. Maybe. I would enjoy seeing the spiffed up footage. I really like that rainbow striped shirt Lennon has on in one of the trailers.

That said, I am thinking that this new film vs. the old one is sort of the Han shot first Greedo shot first revisionist history that... well... waxes and wanes in fashionability. :confused: :rolleyes:

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Come to think of it, Waxes and Wanes probably could've been the title of a long-lost Zombies album...:confused::smoke

PS, @JohnVF I do hope you've seen All You Need Is Cash. That is all you need. :)

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Thermionics

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Ok ok I can’t let this pass ;). This is actually why a lot of us don’t like the Beatles. You’re simply not allowed to not love them by their fans.

I agree with the notion of keeping quiet about it, but as a Beatles disliker myself, I have to defend my opinion - having just stumbled across this. I could write pages about why I dislike them, and don’t worry I won’t, but it has nothing to do with my counter culture bonafides. I won’t, because this is a Beatles fan thread, and I’m happy people love them - music is subjective- but the above just really reflects an attitude that has added to my generation really really really being put off by them.


Ok carry on Beatles fans. seriously, enjoy them. But also don’t tell us who don’t love them what our motivation is for disliking them.
Fellow GenX-er here - I happen to like the Beatles (probably because my babysitters in the early 70s played a lot of Beatles), but I don't foist that on anyone else (hell, my best friend from college can't stand the Beatles, and we've agreed to disagree). You do you, and godspeed!
 
Heeeel noooooo! I'm quitting the forum ...... Only Kidding!

When I was 21 I went with my Dad to England...one of the greatest trips of my life. I picked up the phone book and called Air London and asked if I could visit, explaining that I had a small studio. I ended up spending the whole day there even having "tea" with some the staff. This studio was built and owned by George Martin. I believe the Pretenders were recording in one of the studios but did not meet them.

To make a long story short the studio manager was a middle aged woman (damn if I remember her name....I will!) who regaled me with tales of Paul and family who she apparently knew well and spent many Sunday dinners with...what a day...
 
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