Judging by the number of loser comments like 'The Beatles got nothing on The Animals' or the like, an insightful comment like yours will be ignored.......... I also dislike the reputation Beatles fans have of being mortally offended when someone disses the fabs. That's a bit embarrassing and a legit complaint.
Friend: My favorite Beatles song is Band On The Run. Me: It's not a Beatles song. Friend: Wot! That guy, that guy, Paul McCartney sings it right? Me: Yes. Friend: Alright! That one is my favorite Beatle song.
I was a teenager when the Beatles hit (Geezer that I am). The Beatles were not overrated.
Now, if you thought that by touching the hem of their garment, you would be healed of whatever malady you were suffering through, then you were overrating them. Or if you were in an admiring throng, waving back at the Beatles on their balcony, and you were on crutches, and threw your crutches down thinking they would heal you, you would fall on your patooty. (That actually happened, according to Ringo.)
But musically and critically, they were NOT overrated.
Interesting video because I think they were overrated when they first came here. Everyone in the press were saying all this stuff about them that they were soooo fantastic without really knowing who they were just to sell their newspapers or magazines or whatever. But then when you had to compare them to whatever was around back then, they were really that good. I always think what if the Beatles were only an average garage band back then, what would have happened. Maybe two more albums and that would have been it? You may say they are overrated because every damn band that has come out since 1964 WANTS to be them, even if they say they don't care about them, it's still in the back of there minds, but then again you could say they are underrated for that same reason.
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT