Read the playboy interviews with John Lennon(he goes song by song, saying if they were good or bad), and listen to various quotes from George Harrison over the years. They both thought that a LOT of beatles songs were garbage, with several gems they were proud of. Personally, I like their stuff, but having gotten over my 'beatles' phase, I like maybe 50% of what they did AFTER 1965. In short, Even 2 of the Beatles agree with Loki.
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Rolling Stones; really good band. The Doors; WTF? Nirvana? The only real talent in that... act... was Dave Grohl. The Beatles? I'll get to them later. Dylan? Another WTF?
Nirvana was crap. Sorry, there's no other way to sugarcoat that. "Grunge" would have happened without them.
There were plenty of bands (Mother Love Bone) exploring Grunge before Cobain and his incessant whining showed up.
Seriously. Listen to Nirvana now and see if the lyrics don't rub you the wrong way. They're only valid to disaffected youth and those who never grew up. The music is crap.
And after all this time, Seattle's best bands are Queensryche, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains. Grunge is given credit for having more impact than it really had.
FYI (for those that might not know), G&R opened for Metallica that night. A flashpot burned Hetfield early on in their set and he was rushed to the hospital. The promoters asked if G&R would retake the stage. Haxl refused and a major, destructive riot was the result. It's not Haxl's fault; a guy got burned so badly, the skin was bubbling on his arm but those fag French Canadians wanted a show.
*Iron Maiden is an awesome fucking band.
The very early Beatles are a lesson. They jumped on this 'rock and roll' thing and created an environment few other bands are credited with; The Garage Band. Their music was rudimentary but melodic. And if you were to take any of their early stuff, pump up the dynamics and add some distortion, it would seriously cook. The fact that they were followed by hordes of screaming pubescent teen girls detracts from the fact that they were, initially, a good band. Arguing against the musical importance of some of their songs is futile.
The only real problem with the Beatles is their decision to stop touring and become self-important.
Allowing that to happen was partly George Martin's fault.
And McCartney's hatred of Ono.
And Harrison's need to find Nirvana. Without moving to Seattle.
Ringo's the only one who did it right. He got rich and married Barbara Bach.
Oh yeah. Axl's an idiot.