Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Oct 16, 2017.
it's almost impossible to narrow it down to 25 artists
even if we did 50 there would still be a bunch on the cusp
a few years back there was a "if you were marooned on an island, what 10 albums would you want?" quiz
that might be easier... or maybe just as difficult idk
I wrote that "I DON'T," not "YOU SHOULDN'T" ... and I never value judged you, Zoo. Relax and have a f**king drink, OK? You get red-assed over the simplest things. I spoke for myself, not anyone else. And if you read what I wrote, I credit the Beatles for far more than being a band. I was in a band ... and it didn't mean shit.
Pay no mind.. dudes usually on his period... serve up the cranberry juice.
Maybe the greatest writer of music ever, but a total dick to his fans onstage.
For that reason, I found him easy to forget.
Grand Master B
The School of Rock
Did read it. Giving them credit isn't all of it...
Reads like you're explaining why other groups were better live and gave people so much more, which is fine since you felt you had to opine... but then the blah blah at the end is, imo, a reason why a person shouldn't list them...pretty obvious, isn't it? A bit obscure, but obvious.
If I took the wrong meaning out of your sentences, then I guess getting loaded isn't going to help.
Still my favorite band, even though they broke up early and took a long time between albums and you think Lennon is an asshole.
And really, now...I get red-assed over small shit? Man, that sure seems like case of you throwing stones, etc. Most of your posts end with some form of grotesque death wish for someone.
Because I don't wish anyone dies in a fire or anything...I hope you don't.
hmmm, i had you pegged as a village people fan
Please excuse my furious death hyperbole, OK, BZoo ...
Anyway, whatever. I have issues with Lennon. He was a serial-fornicating SOB who abandoned his family for Yoko, then hoped he'd be forgiven for it by overcompensating via his fawning and scraping over Yoko's every ridiculous gesture. Lennon was a rock&roll stud, and his chops were awesome on the guitar and with his pen, but he isn't my savior, regardless of how many times I hear that annoying anthem "Imagine" ...
There - I didn't wish him dead or anything. Nor you, who I do enjoy reading, even when you jump my shit from time to time.
Go Dodgers (not involving fire)
Not even Yoko?
<written before I read Finski's post>
don't really have much to add
i loved the beatles
and i loved john
impossible to convey their greatness to those who didn't witness it
my parents didn't allow me to stay up to watch them on ed sullivan -- they insisted on it
and i am eternally grateful
Pretty easy to go at Lennon...what he was, or wasn't. And leaving Cynthia for Yoko is sad but not a rarity by any means. And he long gone from Cynthia before he ever met Ono.
I just wonder if you go down everyone's lists, and examine each individual, if it were at all possible, all the down and dirty things they did, spouse-wise or whatever, it would huge...given the environment of creating music and what revolves around it.
Lennon was infinitely more a source of interest and newsworthy, so he takes front and center in people's minds, I guess.
Collective Soul might be the odd man out here but they did hit hard when they hit.
Unfortunately, it was in the middle of that style of music that was everywhere and it was hard to remember which band played what song.
But no Pink Floyd so no pass.
Close... but no cigar.
I've never seen him live, but if you say so, so be it.
What is it that he does to his fans? I really don't know.
I just know I grew up on his lyrics, and he made us all ask questions that needed to be asked of that time.
Bombing around Greenwich Village as a young fool, with "Positively 4th St." blasting everywhere...man, those were halcion days.
and we tell you the name of the game, boy?...
I find that intriguing, Irish...why did your parents insist on it? That is cool.
Dylan played the Universal Amphitheater in 1978. Seven straight nights. He released an album of the songs. On the first night, he played for 45 minutes, about eight songs or so. He then said, paraphrasing "this is a long tour and I need to save some for the rest of it. Good night..." Walks off stage. Lights come up. Fuck you, LA audience.
My uncle and brother were there at that first show. In those days, the $85 each paid to see their beloved Dylan was a lot more than $85 sounds like today (as my fellow fossils herein will attest). After that, my brother never listened to Dylan again. He's a truck driver now, and still works the rust belt between Georgia and Texas for Tyson chicken. He always turns off Dylan for being an asshole who fucked his fans over that night.
I'm 99.4% positive that story has other witnesses, and while I will attest to Bob Dylan's prowess as a songwriter, he's a first class prick all the same.
i think they realized the cultural significance of it all
and i shouldn't have said insist, they just said something like "you should really watch this"
my mom worked for cbs so current events were always a hot topic of discussion at the dinner table
Your post was the highest praise the Beatles could ever had.
You compared them to Mozart and other greats of the greats.
But you like to analyze stuff. How dare you!
All jokes aside, I try not to care about what celebrities do in their personal lives when it comes to rating their work product.
Because that shit does not work both ways.
You cant say that Hitler was an evil vicious horrible person then praise his skill in oratory, propaganda, public works, centralization, and of course efficiency. Hitlers good ideas all go out the window because of his bad ideas.
And its not a weighed outcome either.
i was thinking of a way that would make it more interesting and might find guys even including bands that wouldn't be in you top 25
stranded island and you can take the complete works of 5 artists to listen to for maybe the rest of your life...
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