How the FUCK could the beatles be making music at the same time as the velvet underground?
How do you live a lifetime of embarrassment knowing that you were making "Mom's Gonna Freak" psychedelic pop while an awkward band from New York spearheaded by the biggest autistic fuck in the art world were making music that easily trumped anything you could ever come up with.
John Cale was a fan of The Beatles, so really it should be
>one of these bands influenced One Direction and the band that influenced every alternative band ever
>one of these bands influenced every alternative band ever
so was it Bob Dylan or the Beach Boys who wrote strawberry fields forever? Or Long Long Long? Or Tomorrow Never Knows? Or introduced sitar to popular western music? Or invented the use of feedback as a musical device?
What in the holy hell was that? "both bands are great"? Um, what?
As time marches on, if the majority of people vote Blue Bell ice cream the best..................it fucking is. Along comes Ben and Jerry's and well, now they're the best. This isn't the rule of democracy. This is 1+1 stuff.
Did you get beat with a pipe wrench when you were little? Seriously, what kind of weird, twisted non confrontational shit do you have in your psyche? "Exemplary of neurological diversity"? Winning over the Luddites with the neat, grammatically incorrect, language are we?
Sorry buddy, you're probably a stand up mate, but this couldn't go willy nilly down the trodden trail unremarked.
>implying the Beatles were anything but sufferable
One of these bands:
>did more than any other group to make rock more harmonically interesting
>got so sophisticated in their recording and layering techniques that they had to quit touring
>changed what it meant to be a rock band
>laid the groundwork for progressive rock and practically invented art rock
>invented the concept album
>wrote more brilliant songs than they knew what to do with
The other band:
>inspired hipsters everywhere
both were poppy rock bands that liked to experiment with different stuff - velvet underground with free noise, beatles with fun new studio sounds and wacky foreign instruments. they aren't as different as you'd think and as far as influence is concerned I doubt there are many bands who draw from velvet underground without respecting the beatles. sonic youth for example, have talked about their admiration for the beatles.
>invented the concept album
look sooner or later someone was gonna realise that you didn't have to limit your story to one song, that's not something they achieved
also fuck off the Velvet Underground was so much more important than just "banana album", kek
>according to AllMusic's Richie Unterberger, the very first use of feedback on a rock record is the introduction of the song "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles, recorded in 1964
they were the first notable instance. anything else is pure speculation
>thinks it matters that avant fucks throwing tape loops of them vomiting onto record were using feedback
The Beatles may mot have been first, but in the wide concept, they absolutely get the flag.
you're impling the beatles were trying to be edgy
they were trying to craft superior pop songs
>they weren't as good as being edgy as the band that wrote 'black angels death song'
dude you're right. OP is right.