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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 05:58 PM
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It's 2009. By now, we ought to be able to make a final determination: who were the Next Beatles?
At the risk of provoking derisive sniggers, I suggest the Clash. Been listening to assorted numbers from "London Calling" these past couple days. But I'll listen to arguments for the Bay City Rollers... :P

A poll might result if any notable interest is evoked or revoked or something.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:09 PM
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1. Duh. Oasis!
in their own minds, anyway... :eyes:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:20 PM
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2. That would be a good name for a band: TheNextBeatles
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:29 PM
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3. I was in a band called "Meat The Beatles" in college
Our poster for our sole gig included illustrations of various cuts of meat. It was a rocking ensemble.
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:45 PM
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9. Maybe it should have been "Beat the Meatles"
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:30 PM
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4. Radiohead.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:35 PM
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7. Beat me to it. A-frigging-men. NT
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:56 PM
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12. If we're talking in terms of overall influence and creativity.
Radiohead has been a huge influence on many current acts, and will continue to be one as time goes on.
Coldplay owes their considerable success to Radiohead.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 07:55 AM
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18. Totally agree. I finally saw them last year
At one point somebody next to me said "this must be what it was like to have seen the Beatles" and we all kind of nodded.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:32 PM
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5. The Jonas Brothers!
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 01:05 PM
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29. To Quote Keith Olbermann
Have you no shame, sir! Have you no shame!
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:33 PM
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6. Radiohead
Edited on Mon Jan-12-09 06:34 PM by dmesg
End of story. Full stop. Only remote competitor is Nirvana, and they didn't stick around long enough.
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:45 PM
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8. Hard to say
If you want to compare the Beetles as a 'POP" act then then argueable the next Beetles was Michael Jackson.Matbe a couple of others.Madonna or or one of the hiphop stars.
As for judging on artistic merit...thats a hard call to make.Way too many choices out there.
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:47 PM
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10. Rockpile...
Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe... I need not say anything more.
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 06:49 PM
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11. The Tape-Beatles, I suppose....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dBjUOxehKI

From their anti-Gulf War I multimedia salvo, The Grand Delusion.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 07:01 PM
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13. A Month Ago, I Would Have Said Squeeze, But I've Come To Realize Something
Squeeze could do something the Beatles never were able to: write an out-and-out love song about a mature, well-functioning relationship.

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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 10:33 AM
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25. I guess you've never heard "And I Love Her"
"Something"
"I Feel Fine"
"Eight Days a Week"
"Words of Love"
"Every Little Thing"
"If I Fell"
"I've Just Seen a Face"
"You Like Me Too Much"
"It's Only Love"

And that's from scanning 3 albums.
I could go on, and on, and on..........
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 12:52 PM
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27. Key Words, "Mature," "Functional"
Overall, the average Beatles love song is riddled with all the insecurities of its authors.
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nomorenomore08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 07:38 PM
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14. In terms of greatness, the Stone Roses could've been close, if they hadn't imploded
after their first album. Seriously, I find the self-titled debut so mindblowingly amazing (bar a couple of slightly lesser tracks) that I'd even put it above 'London Calling' as my favorite album of the last 30 or so years.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 07:40 PM
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15. Duran Duran
Sadly, it goes downhill from there
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 07:46 PM
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16. oasis














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HuskerDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 08:08 PM
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17. Sadly, it was KISS.
Paul Stanley was Lennon, Gene Simmons was McCartney, Ace Frehley was Harrison and Peter Criss was Starr. They had 2 main singer/songwriters, a lead guitar player who occasionally contributed a great song, and a drummer who also wrote/ sang a few songs. Fans of both bands divided into camps for their favorite band member. KISS was wildly popular, sold an abundance of plastic trinkets and doo dads, and even made a movie. The only band big enough to put out 4 solo lps at one time besides KISS was the Beatles.

Plus both bands put out their best material in their first 4-5 years though hardcore fans would disagree. John, Paul, George and Ringo. Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter. Sad but true. :(
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 09:08 AM
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22. With the only notable exception being that the Beatles didn't suck. nt
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HuskerDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 09:56 AM
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23. They sucked when they recorded Sgt Peppers and Abbey
Road. And at least with KISS they were up front about being full of shit and just wanting your dough.
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masshole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 08:13 AM
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19. Has anyone ever heard of THE JAM?
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 08:15 AM
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20. Wow, a really good thought provoking question..
i think what made the beatles great was how they crafted really good music that influenced the next couple generation of musicians. using that as criteria i would say the ramones crafted some really good music, and influenced the punk movement and the various incarnations aftr.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 09:04 AM
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21. In what respect, Ringo?
As a pop cultural icon: Michael Jackson

As a musical influence on later acts: The Clash

As the Biggest Damn Band In The Fucking World: U2

In their propensity for dying way too soon: The Ramones
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 10:15 AM
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24. No one.
No one has matched the cultural impact the Beatles had. You can argue that other bands had an effect on the sound of popular music that might rival the Beatles, but no one has since changed the cultural landscape the way the Beatles did.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 11:44 AM
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26. The Eagles.
Edited on Tue Jan-13-09 12:02 PM by Iggo
Every third song on the radio in the 70s was an Eagles song.

EDIT: That's a fake stat, of course.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 01:02 PM
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28. Led Zeppelin
I would've said the Rolling Stones, but they ran concurrently with the Beatles in the 60's.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 06:43 PM
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30. Abba
Not in terms of how much I like their music, but in terms of worldwide success, and dominating their market. Plus they were a 4 piece with 2 of them very competently writing singles.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 06:44 PM
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31. Simple. There is none
And there never will be.

Well, I assume in the true nature of infinity, it will happen again, but not by now.

And that's a good thing.

Look - I love the Beatles, but there doesn't need to be a second one. Because, say, the first Radiohead is good too.

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