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Beatles Vs. Rolling Stones...

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posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 09:33 PM
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Beatles hands down! There's no comparison, IMHO. The Stones are a great band, don't get me wrong; and I love their music up through, say, 1975-1976 but the Beatles! Maybe it's because of my age and having grown up with both groups but I think the Beatles, far and away, surpass the Stones in their musical genius.

Favorite Beatles Songs:

I've just seen a face
Paperback Writer
Michelle
In my life
Within you without you...
...and all of Abbey Road.


Favorite Stones songs:

Satisfaction
Not fade away
It's all over now
Jumpin Jack Flash
Gimme shelter
You can't always get what you want.




posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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I seen Clapton's name thrown out there, so I feel the need to say that I am on a huge Clapton kick as of late. I just put his Greatest Hits album on my iPod and have had that one going a lot lately.

I've even been listening to it while working out.. go figure.



posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 10:07 PM
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He's been making the rounds a lot lately. I missed the last tour but I heard he was amazing.

I'll definitely catch the next one.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 03:45 AM
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Dude i forgot sympathy for the devil thats pretty deace as well!



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 09:44 AM
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I can't choose...


just two different vibes..

Beatles..... romantic, pop, beautiful

Stones..... rock and roll



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by chissler
I've even been listening to it while working out.. go figure.


LOL, I never thought about working out to Eric Clapton....however, Layla is a pretty rocking song! I could see that being a good song to Yoga too...LOL

Thanks for your great replies guys! I have to agree, that the Beatles were more than just a band. Their Music was art, it was a HUGE step in the Music Industry...and without them, the sound of Music might have changed.... I Love the Rolliing Stones as well... Rock and Roll. I can't fault them. I have my favorites: (Satisfaction, Brown Sugar, Don't Stop etc...) All are GREAT songs.... But my Love sticks to the Beatles for this one!

Thanks guys!
-Carrot

Ps. Thanks Tele!



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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Personally I like the stones better, but as metioned before the beatles were just way more influencle then the stones.
So I think I will have to go with the beatles.
But get me wrong I still love the stones.



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 04:30 PM
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Beatles, hands down, without question.

I honestly can't even think of where to begin on proving that. The Stones are great, but as a musician the Beatles are everything you could hope to accomplish. Not in terms of fame or notoriety, but in terms of song writing, both lyrical and music. I feel as though I'd have to write ten pages to explain this, but even I don't want to read that


Favorite song... hmmmn, oh man, um... it could change day to day.

A Day in the Life
Blackbird
Come Together
Day Tripper
Eleanor Rigby
Free as a Bird
Get Back
Helter Skelter
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Jude, Hey
Kan't Buy Me Love
Let it Be
Michelle
Nowhere Man
O-bla-di, O-bla-da
Paperback Writer
Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band
Twist and Shout
With A Little Help From My Friends
Yesterday


Ha, and I felt like I had to leave so many out, W and H were tough... and C, but their resume is untouchable, especially in terms of their influence...



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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I gotta vote the Stones.

Consider this list:

Sympathy For The Devil
Gimme Shelter
Not Fade Away (an incredible song)
Street Fighting Man
Paint It Black
Let It Bleed
What To Do
Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow?
Midnight Rambler
19th Nervous Breakdown
Jumping Jack Flash
Mother's Little Helper
Honky Tonk Women

Some of the best dirty, low down Rock 'N' Roll you'll ever hear!




posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:06 PM
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The Stones are great, but there's something about them that grew old (them). They had various 'phases' but they all seemed to either mimic the times, or just more of the same. They were fantastic and they defined rock and roll.

The Beatles however were a band that transcended any genre. They grew musically, individually and spiritually. Their music became more than just a catchy tune, but an almost religious experience with every note.

"Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup...."

Who knows. Maybe if they stayed together as long as the stones did they would have become stagnant too, but they didn't.

My vote goes to the Beatles.



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 11:18 AM
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The Beatles, imo, inspired more different types of music than did the rolling stones. There were other bands like the rolling stones at the time, there was nothing like the beatles...

but my favorite song?
let it be...




posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 01:22 PM
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Good Choice! I agree, Let it Be is a great song. Joan Baez also does a really good version too - if you like her that is.

-Carrot



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 02:33 PM
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I would have to say The Beatles. I'm 41. When I was 22 years old I started to actually listen to the lyrics of Beatles songs and they are so well written and have strong meaning. Unlike so many other artist that just write crap to create a song.

Rolling Stones I have never really got into them, but the Beatles I'm seeking to buy every single album they have.



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 06:18 PM
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Originally posted by MrMysticism
I would have to say The Beatles. I'm 41. When I was 22 years old I started to actually listen to the lyrics of Beatles songs and they are so well written and have strong meaning. Unlike so many other artist that just write crap to create a song.


How do you think you'll feel when you're 64?

[edit on 15-6-2008 by Parabol]



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 06:22 PM
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Personally...

Rolling Stones have Paint It Black, plus a bunch of other good songs, BUT...

My fav is definitely The Beatles. I have always found so much amusement in their songs! I'm trying to get my band to cover "Maxwell Siverhammer"


(Honestly, though... The Who rocks both of them!)

[edit on 15-6-2008 by Earthscum]



posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 03:55 AM
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This thread compares apples to oranges.

The Rolling Stones are musicians and performers first, songwriters second.

The Beatles were songwriters first, musicians second and performers (at least in the years of their pomp) barely at all.

And you can't compare songs, because every song is different.

Still, if I had to choose: the Rolling Stones.

You can listen to a Stones song or album any time and it still grabs you by the scruff. When was the last time you actually listened to a Beatles song? Without singing along to it, I mean?



posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 07:02 AM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
This thread compares apples to oranges.




I've never really understood this phrase. Sure I can compare apples to oranges. One is red, the other is orange, one's citrus the other pomaceous.

Personally, I like oranges better than apples.



posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 07:29 AM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
When was the last time you actually listened to a Beatles song? Without singing along to it, I mean?


Every day for the last few weeks, which is only a little more than usual.

I've synced all of the Beatle albums to my iPod, and listening to all of their music. Not just the "hits" that they are so renowned for. I couldn't manage to find a song that I didn't like and four out of every five songs had me sitting attentively just listening to the lyrical content. It's beyond relaxing.

I think John & Paul put forth some of the greatest lyrics of all-time. But they shouldn't be just credited for their number ones. Even the ones that didn't top any charts were masterpieces.

To each their own of course, but if someone truly gave this content an honest shot.. I'd be surprised if they disagreed.



posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 08:04 AM
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I think both are great, but I'd choose the Rolling Stones.

My favorite Stones songs - Memory Motel, Loving Cup, and The Singer Not The Song.

Although I think Something is the greatest ballad ever written.



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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I'm going with the Stones, as all the songs mentioned above (by them are great), my tuppence is going to be "Wild Horses" or "Street Fighting Man"... I think the Stones were more of a cohesive unit and just got on and did their thing, whereas the Beatles, were more "scenesters", very adroidly picking up on shifts in culture, or pushing shifts in culture - which is a very valid thing, but they were chameleons, perhaps too much so for my tastes as can be witnessed later in the solo careers.

As well, if you take the peak eras of both bands say 60's to the end of the 70's the Stones were more consistent in output, "Obla Di, Obla Da"??? Wtf?, sorry, WTF??? The Beatles, good as they were, did make some hideous contributions to music. ...as an aside, the only one I really have any time for is Ringo and that's because of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Although, on the flipside, the Stones, should've died with dignity years ago, but in their way, they still kinda kick ass, Charlie Watts rocks and Keef? What the hell? That man needs his own ATS thread, has heen been genetically/chemically engineered?

I really like some Beatles stuff, Abbey Road and Yellow Submarine are great, but possibly I find the Beatles to be more "cultural phenomena" than great rock band... also, listen to someone covering either band, the Stones come up trumps most times... Swell doing "Streetfighting man" or Social Distortion doing "Under my Thumb", very different acts, putting their spin on these songs, but still, very much Stones songs... covering the Beatles (I find) tends to make the songs sound a little pallid.

bestness to you all



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