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Poll Question: Who do you prefer ?
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    Posted: November 12 2008 at 12:46
Originally posted by rushfan4

Originally posted by Alberto Muñoz

Originally posted by rushfan4

I love the Beatles, but my nick is not Beatlesfan4. 
 
It is actually sort of funny that you have this poll.  A couple of years ago, the local sports talk radio station was going through a period of time where they did a bunch of NCAA tournament brackets with 64 teams for various items.  The rock band item featured the Beatles as the number 1 seed and Rush as the 16th seed in their bracket.  Random callers would be asked to pick their favorite band from which ever 2 they would be asked and the winner would move on.  The DJs did hold a couple veto votes though.  I didn't call in, but boy would they have been in for a shock if I had had this game as my choice.  That would have been 1 veto used up very quickly.  LOL
 
And where's Rushfan number 1, 2 and 3?LOLWink
 
That would be Alex, Geddy, and Neil.
 
OooooH!!! i thought that was KBT, Naturalscience and Movingpic07  LOLWink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote febus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 12:50
Without them, we wouldn't be here i think
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This is a strange poll, folks. But, I'll indulge.

Beatles far and away. They were responsible for so much, I would probably put them at the top of any Rock and Roll poll, regardless of "genre".
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 12:58
The poll question asked my preference.  Therefore the "more influential" question is moot. I find The Beatles boring.  Good, but boring.

Sorry.

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Originally posted by birdwithteeth11

This may seem like a silly or ignorant question to some people, but could someone please explain to me what exactly make The Beatles 'progressive' in any sense? I've never seen them as progressive in any way except for the occasional song played in an odd time signature, although I'd appreciate it if someone could enlighten me.
 
it's not a silly question, but for example, check the music that mostly groups played in 1965 and then listen carefully to albums like Rubber Soul and Revolver and in fact none mainstream group was doing that the Beatles done.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 13:53
I don't think anyone questions the fact that without The Beatles, we wouldn't have a lot of the music that we do have today.  No question that they are one of the greatest.

But, I prefer RUSH!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hawkwise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 14:10
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Insane poll! XD

Rush.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote splyu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 14:48
Originally posted by rushaholic

I don't think anyone questions the fact that without The Beatles, we wouldn't have a lot of the music that we do have today.  No question that they are one of the greatest.

But, I prefer RUSH!

Ditto.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frippertron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 15:06
Bit of a daft poll this one.
 
Might as well have put Beethoven v Can of worms. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Carlos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 15:17
Two different eras from two bands I really love...No vote this time....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 15:27
I don't think I can vote in this poll either.  Two bands that I really love. 
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As much as I love The Beatles I prefer Rush.   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote horsewithteeth11 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 17:19
Originally posted by Alberto Muñoz

Originally posted by birdwithteeth11

This may seem like a silly or ignorant question to some people, but could someone please explain to me what exactly make The Beatles 'progressive' in any sense? I've never seen them as progressive in any way except for the occasional song played in an odd time signature, although I'd appreciate it if someone could enlighten me.
 
it's not a silly question, but for example, check the music that mostly groups played in 1965 and then listen carefully to albums like Rubber Soul and Revolver and in fact none mainstream group was doing that the Beatles done.

Alright, that definitely helps my understanding, as well as what cacho said. Personally I'm not doubting that The Beatles were influential, they just aren't my taste. Thanks for clearing it up for me though.Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 17:21
^no prob, and glad you understand. I'm no big fan neither. The only album I really pick by them, if I really listen to them, it is Abbey Road, the rest meh, but I must admit they are highly influential, blah blah blah...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Queen By-Tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 17:32
Beatles = likely the most innovative and groundbreaking bands of any generation's time, and likely will be in all of history.

My preference - Rush Clown
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Originally posted by birdwithteeth11


Personally I'm not doubting that The Beatles were influential, they just aren't my taste


My thoughts.
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Rush over Beatles anyday
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Syzygy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 18:22
A stupid but interesting poll. I went with the Fabs, of course; if my house was burning down I'd definitely the Beatles albums first, but I'd try to salvage some Rush as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Zargus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2008 at 18:32

Rush winning over the beatles? give me a break!  Rush is an ok band but to be honest they dont do very much for me, the beatles isent exactly my favorite band ever ither but they beat rush any day of the week IMO.

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