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Rolling Stones or Beatles

Rolling Stones
8 (34.8%)
Beatles
15 (65.2%)

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A most important question
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:05:30 PM »
I never really got bitten by the Beatles bug. I'm a Stones man through and through.
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Re: A most important question
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 05:08:04 PM »
Not a huge fan of either, but if I have to choose I'll take the Beatles.
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Re: A most important question
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 05:13:09 PM »
Without the Beatles, there probably wouldn't be a Stones, or any British Invasion.
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Re: A most important question
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 11:46:15 AM »
WARNING, OPINION NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN AS FACT: The stones stuff all sounds the same. The Beatles had different eras with different sounds so I can cater what album I listen to based on my mood.

Plus there are very few songs in their extensive catalog I don't like. I haven't ever liked any of the members' solo stuff, though (other than a couple Lennon songs).

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Re: A most important question
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 11:55:52 AM »
While I recognize the masterful arranging and lyrical talents of the Beatles, I find a fair amount of their songs to be stuff I rarely want to hear. I never say "I just HAVE to listen to 'Eight Days A Week' right now!" Ever. While I could basically listen to any Rolling Stones song and be content (possibly because, as some would point out, their music has less range). So from a practical listening standpoint, I'm going with the Stones.
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Re: A most important question
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 01:47:25 PM »
I voted Stones on personal taste alone.
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Re: A most important question
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 01:50:51 PM »
Hard to choose what I like best.

I would probably have to choose Beatles because, frankly, after the Decca years I think most of their stuff is just ... meh.

But it is a bit like comparing apples and whiskey...  :P
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Re: A most important question
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 07:46:28 PM »
       the stone, the Beatles really annoy me and if I have to listen to them for any length of time get irritable, possibly hostile. The stones are OK but am not really a huge fan. The beatles I actively dislike, the stones I'll tolerate.
      Blah blah blah about what they did for music, I know the history have listened far to much of them.  I just don't like them and acknowledge the my opinion on this matter can not be swayed, as I image it goes for the fans.

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Re: A most important question
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 11:11:36 PM »
The Beatles are it. From Rubber Soul onward is a complete masterclass in the art of the album. Before Rubber Soul it was a masterclass in the art of the pop song. The Stones were a good band with good songs, but the stars were really aligned, or whatever, when the Beatles happened. The Beatles were around for a decade and invented music, and the Stones have been playing catch up for 40 years since.

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Re: A most important question
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 03:26:12 AM »
I'm fairly certain there was music around before the Beatles.
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Re: A most important question
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 07:44:39 AM »
Dylan :)


I never cared for the Stones, they could never interest me. The Beatles, on the other were fun all the way through, even if I have an urge to kick Paul's face in every time I see him.

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Re: A most important question
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 11:14:57 AM »
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Re: A most important question
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 11:54:44 AM »
I'm fairly certain there was music around before the Beatles.

Of course there was. But, it was very different. That group elevated pop music from the three-minute fluff love song to something with a bit of depth. They broke, and then rewrote, the rules.
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Re: A most important question
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 02:26:15 PM »
Beatles, easily.

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Re: A most important question
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012, 02:45:34 PM »
I don't like the Stones at all. Never have. Some of their songs don't annoy me, but that's about as far as that goes. It's just not my style.


I like some Beatles stuff. It's not my favorite, but it's enjoyable. So I voted for them.
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