Post by * See UserName In Post * on Jan 9, 2008 21:09:29 GMT -5
(4/4/06 12:25 pm)
Which band, current or historical, deserves the title "next Beatles"?
This topic has been on my mind, so I thought this would be a nice place to post the question.
For me this topic is quite difficult because...well, it's the Beatles! The Beatles can be associated with almost every genre of music, every style of music, and there music has proven to be timeless. They introduced new instruments into the realm of rock n roll, and so many other amazing ideas that are still being used today. It's one of the most difficult conclusions to come up with, who really is or will be the "next Beatles".
So after plenty of thought i have concluded that I need to crown several bands all at once for this award. None of these bands alone, in my opnion can be called the "next Beatles", however all together, it's pretty close:
First would be without a doubt, Led Zeppelin. Many people have argued which band is better, the Beatles or Led Zeppelin?! Another great topic for discussion, but there's not enough room on this page to get into that just yet.
Next, I'd have to go with one of my favorite bands of all time, The Eagles. The harmonies, the guitar solos, the perfect instrumentations. Can you possibly get any better or tighter as a band? Well, maybe if you were the Beatles?!
Third, I will choose a band SOLELY FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES (I'm prepared to be harrased for this one)... The Spice Girls! Wow, I dont believe I just typed that. However, after doing a little bit of research, I realized that they have had 9 #1 Singles, six of them being consecutive. There are not many other female acts out there that can say this.
And last I will choose another great rock band that I think exemplifies several qualities similar to the beatles: U2. This band has been releasing chart-topping records for over 25 years. A quality that not many bands can say about themselves. They are also one of the best live bands on the planet and have had tons of chart-topping singles spanning several genres.
That's it, my "next Beatles" list. Let me know what you think! I want to know what other people's next Beatles band(s) are!
Post by * See UserName In Post * on Jan 9, 2008 21:11:34 GMT -5
(4/4/06 6:03 pm)
I see what you're saying about the chart-topping success of the Spice Girls, but I wouldn't call anything they've done musically as groundbreaking, influential (in a way other than 12 year old dressing up like them), timeless or... do you need me to finish this list? I think if you're going to truly label a band "the next Beatles" you need to consider a lot more than the number of hits they had. In 40 years do you really think a vast number of musicians will be talking about the major impact the Spice Girls had on their music? Plus, the Spice Girls really didn't stick around for that long. The Beatles were/are far more than a fad...
Post by * See UserName In Post * on Jan 9, 2008 21:12:22 GMT -5
(4/5/06 1:40 am)
Thats why I have to combine all of my choices as one answer. I absolutely would never consider the Spice Girls alone as the "next Beatles", let alone any of the bands on my list. However, as a collection, they could almost be considered as influential and popular as the Beatles.
Post by * See UserName In Post * on Jan 9, 2008 21:15:07 GMT -5
(4/5/06 10:19 am)
Well...I personal belive it would have been The Iveys/Badfinger they had Apples backing and 2 of The Beatles were on the recordings or help them....
Paul McCartney - Come and Get It also there talk of Paul playing bass on some tracks......
John Lennon - Tom and Peter were on the Imagine Lp and wanted to call them Prick but they desiced on Badfinger.
Gegore Harrsion - Gave Peter one of his gutairs and help produce one of the LPs but had to leave....played sild on Day After Day....
Ringo Starr - Peter played on one of Ringo song can t remeber right now.
So thats all for 4 Beatles and 2 helping them...+ The Beatles old recording crew produced Badfinger recordings to old Gegore Martin did the music for Name of Name of Game thought sadly was unheard till the CD of that album was reissued.....
here s some intresting info:
As The Iveys:
recorded July 23, 1968-April ?, 1969
at Trident, Olympic and Morgan Studios, London
produced by Tony Visconti and Mal Evans
MAGIC CHRISTIAN MUSIC
recorded April 1-October 1, 1969 (new recordings only)
at Trident, Abbey Road and IBC Studios, London
produced by Mal Evans and Paul McCartney
This Albums the most intreting:
Come And Get It produced by Paul McCartney
Crimson Ship produced by The Iveys
Dear Angie produced by Tony Visconti
Fisherman [version 2] produced by Mal Evans
Midnight Sun produced by Mal Evans
Beautiful And Blue [version 2] produced by Mal Evans
Rock Of All Ages produced by Paul McCartney
Carry On Till Tomorrow produced by Paul McCartney
I'm In Love [version 2] produced by Mal Evans
Walk Out In The Rain produced by Mal Evans
Angelique [version 2] produced by Tony Visconti
Knocking Down Our Home produced by Mal Evans
Give It A Try produced by Mal Evans
Maybe Tomorrow produced by Tony Visconti
Bonus Tracks (CD only):
Storm In A Teacup produced by Mal Evans
Arthur produced by Mal Evans
recorded: April 24-August 24, 1970
at Abbey Road Studios & Trident Studios, London
produced by: Mal Evans & Geoff Emerick
STRAIGHT UP [unreleased version]
recorded: January 9-March 2, 1971
at Abbey Road Studios, Command Studios, and AIR Studios, London
produced by: Geoff Emerick
recorded February-October 29, 1971
at Abbey Road Studios, Trident Studios, Morgan Studios, Command Studios, and AIR Studios, London
produced by: Geoff Emerick, George Harrison, and Todd Rundgren
ASS [unreleased version]
September 9, 1972-February 14, 1973
Apple Studios, Morgan Studios, Trident Studios, Olympic Studios, and AIR Studios, London, and The Manor, Oxford
Todd Rundgren and Badfinger
October 22, 1972-May 11, 1973
Apple Studios, Morgan Studios, and Olympic Studios, London, and The Manor, Oxford
Todd Rundgren, Badfinger and Chris Thomas
After leaving Apple on WB lable:
BADFINGER (FOR LOVE OR MONEY)
June 19-November 22, 1973
Olympic Studios, London
Badfinger and Chris Thomas
WISH YOU WERE HERE
April 7-July 27, 1974
Caribou Ranch Studios, Colorado, U.S.A. and AIR Studios, London
As you can see Geoff Emerick (Revlover to Abbey Road), Chris Thomas (Beatles- White Album) also Richard Lush was on STRAIGHT UP as a engineer.
So in my mind Badfinger WOULD have been the next Beatles if they had it all but with bad managment in the USA by Mr. Stan Polly they were riped off and with in a few years 2 of the main writes and singers killed themselfs...sad end to a band the could have been....
Badfinger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Post by christine~ on Jan 9, 2008 21:21:04 GMT -5
(4/5/06 10:26 am)
I appreciate your thoughts, but it's my humble yet sincere conviction that there is no such thing as a "next Beatles." Brian's Boys were a one-off: a happening that occured only once and could never be repeated.
I was a teenager during the 60's, and since then have never, ever seen any musical group or entertainment of any sort change the way people react to an person, place, object, event, or concept - or indeed alter the very culture of the entire world. They were an evolution and a revolution. All other groups mentioned here have merely been following suit.
Anyway, why must we always compare? Especially when you're innocently doing what would amount to being a disservice of making comparison to such an incomparable entity. Okay, I understand why it's such a compulsion to compare - it's merely human nature.
When it comes to The Beatles, though, I'm afraid you are cursing rather than helping whatever group you're labeling as such.
Please see Doomed by the tag 'the next Beatles'
If Badfinger hadn't been forced to live up to that hype, perhaps they would have been much more successful. They certainly had the talent and pizzazz...
However, in keeping with the nature of The Fifth Beatle Movie Forum:
Nobody would ever have heard of any of them if it hadn't been for our Brian.
This is the truth:
- The Swingin' 60's didn't start until Brian made it happen.
- The Swingin' 60's were effectively over when Brian died.
Brian Epstein WAS The Alpha and Omega of The Swingin' 60's.
Post by * See UserName In Post * on Jan 9, 2008 21:22:06 GMT -5
(4/5/06 10:31 am)
your right there can be NO The Next Beatles but i thing the closest thing would be Badfinger.....in truth the next Beatles WERE Paul, Ringo, Gegore for the Anthogy
Lurking 'round The Cavern
Post by Paulie on Oct 28, 2008 17:28:12 GMT -5
I really think that there aren't next Beatles, in other words I agree with you
Lurking 'round The Cavern
Post by bvbtube on Dec 16, 2008 9:03:03 GMT -5
Come on, nobody will be the next Beatles... There is and always will only be one group like them, and that's themselves.