quote:GO LISTEN TO DANIEL JOHNSTON AND BRIAN WILSON AND ELLIOT SMITH NOW!!
THEY ARE TRUE ARTISTS THEY ARE THE BEST OF OUR CENTURIES, THEY WILL BE REMEMBERED!!
Anybody who thinks the Beatles were "unoriginal" simply has appalling taste.
It's hilarious, also, that you rant on and on about the Beatles being "unoriginal" when Eliot Smith covered at least 9 Beatles songs (recorded one) and Daniel Johnston wrote a song called "Beatles" that include the lyrics, "Like a magical fairy tale that's hard to believe/ but it really did happen/Four lads who shook the world/ God Bless them for what they done".
And Brian Wildon greatly admired the Beatles (and vice-versa).
and you do realize that all three of these musicians are literally, as in clinically, mentally ill?
Prophex, I included a few clinically insane people in there because you clearly like your musicians to be, shall we say, a few cards short of a full deck.
Peter Gabriel/early Genesis David Bowie Joy Division The Cure The Clash Sigur Ros(Icelandic) The Sugarcubes/Bjork (Iceland) The Kinks Neil Young Radiohead Arcade Fire Can (German) Pink Floyd Richard Thompson The Who U2(Irish) King Crimson
quote:The Beatles were just ordinary people without "agendas". They were into having fun and writing songs about nothing. They loved music and melody. They lived life for fun and were not in any sense "true artists".
Watch an interview with the Beatles and you see it right away.
Average Joes is the best term I can use to describe them, they were not in any way remarkable. The played good music, but they had nothing in it for anyone. No agendas you know?
I knew it!
I strongly suspected that you were totally into the idea of the "tortured soul" genre of musician, and that the more fucked up and 'pained' a musician is, the more cool you would think they are.
Why is having an agenda other than making good music important for a musician?
Why is it impossible to be a "true artist" if you also "live life for fun"?