JD Spydo wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:55 am
When it came to the BEATLES my two favorite Albums of theirs were the White Double Album and Abbey Road. I viewed the BEATLES about the same as I did Elvis Presley>> both artists were at their best at the end of their recording career
The BEATLES final album "Let IT BE" was a real let down IMO. When it comes to the so-called British Invasion I always found it quite interesting that the BEATLES have gotten so much fanfare over the year whereas the Rolling Stones are still going strong and have never gotten the accolades that the BEATLES have attained.
IMO, although the Beatles were only together for about a decade and the Stones are still active as a group, I believe the Beatles packed more into those few years than the Stones did up to today. A matter of quality vs quantity, (again, IMO). The different ways they evolved in such a short time, with so much good material, was astounding. TBH, I haven’t seen any other band who evolved to that degree in that time, with that number of songs as hits (virtually all of them). And even their so-called “lesser” songs were great. The only “Beatles” song I feel is “meh” is that post-Beatles song released in 1994, Free as a Bird. Admittedly, had the Beatles stayed together, they probably wouldn’t have held up as well as Mick Jagger and the Stones, because they packed all of their evolution as a group into those 10 years. It was simply time to move on. Although the lastI saw of Ringo a few years back, he appeared to be in darned good shape.
My favorite Beatles albums were the White Album and Rubber Soul. But IMO all of them were good, except for Yellow Submarine, much of which wasn’t even really Beatles songs but soundtrack music. The couple actual Beatles songs on it are pretty decent, though. I like the Beatles’ older stuff as well as their later stuff, because the early stuff was among the first music and songs I ever heard from a toddler on up, and they evoke memories of those times. My brother also owned Stones records, and although I liked Jumpin’ Jack Flash as a kid, I’ve always felt mixed about their other stuff.