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Sun Aug 19, 2012, 05:06 AM
WCGreen (45,558 posts)
4. They opened up pop music, broke through the formulas that others have played to death...
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The Beatles were from a generation before me and I was 12 when they broke up, but their music is timeless...
The reason why their will never be another band like the Beatles is simply because they knew music from every genre that was alive up until then.
When they were cutting their teeth in Hamburg, they would have to play ten to twelve hours a day and play every kind of song that the sailors shouted out.
They took bits and pieces of tunes and mashed them together in order to create music that is still loved by millions of people.
That's why they were so good for so many albums, they dared to stretch their music and refused to be stuck in any formulaic pop genre.
Look at their cord structures in their songs, look at the pacing, the lyrics matching the music in tone and meaning.
They wrote and recorded over 150 songs in the span of about seven years and they never repeated themselves.
George was cool, but the other two, weill they gave us pop music with a base in everything from High Classical to show tunes to Jazz and did it well.
I wondered why I still love the Beatles today It wasn't because the music takes me back to a better time. Those years that they were on the top of the charts was the worst years of my life. But maybe I was so infatuated with their music because it made me think of something beyond my shitty room, my crappy home life and my seriously awkward social skills..
Anyway, Sir Paul is getting on, he looks and sure he struggles, but he is still out their doing what he loves and what is wrong with that. You can turn the music off, no one was forcing anyone to watch the show.
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