Should The Beatles and U2 even be compared? Strong opinions are welcome.?
My friend has been dissing the Beatles lately in favor of U2. Need to prove a point.
- Colin WholiganLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
no because u2 hasn't really done anything that can be compared to the beatles(see below):
the beatles inspired other artists and bands to write their own songs,they changed the artist/producer relationship in the studio,they changed the way music was made in the studio,they made an impact on pop culture that's being felt even as we speak,they made it fashionable for men to have long hair,they changed the way people perceive rock groups by not having the standard front man with backing group,they redefined what it meant to be an international celebrity,they inspired other musicians to use certain instruments and music companies to make instruments,they inspired other bands and artists to speak their minds about the relevant issues of the day,helped to change the perception of the rock album from being a collection of songs to a work of art,unofficially made english the language of rock and roll(thus inspiring many overseas musicians to learn english),lennon and mccartney were among the 1st songwriters to have a stake in the publishing of their songs,helped to inspire other rock groups to create their own record labels,they brought the music of india to the west by being the 1st western musical act to use indian instruments on their records,they were the ones who created music videos(though other artists like queen,MJ,and duran duran perfected the art form.they used the blueprints the beatles drew up!),one of the 1st acts to take a stand for civil rights
need i go on...
i think this quote from the compleat beatles says it better than i ever could:"it must be stoically accepted that the beatles were in the end a phenomenon of the 60's,the 70's and beyond were only to feel their influence."
it's been almost 50 years since the beatles came out and 40 years since they broke up and the beatles are still remembered,talked about,and still influencing artists to this day!
now to elaborate on how the beatles took a stand on civil rights:in september of 1964,the beatles were giving a concert in jacksonville,fl at the gator bowl,well word had gotten out to the beatles that the audience at the concert was going to be segregated,well the beatles and brian epstein sent a letter to the venue owners stating that if this was the case that they could have their money back and that the beatles would boycott the performance,of course racially seperating the audience was never planned,but it said a lot about the beatles to take such a stand!also on that same tour,at a stop in philadelphia,the beatles were dismayed to find the entire audience for that show(13,000)were all white!
when u2 does anything even close to what the beatles did then your friend can talk!
- 1 decade ago
No not really their sounds are totally different. Beatles songs are generally feel good songs with a 60's pop groove, while U2 tends to lean more towards alternative pop rock...
Nobody is ever allowed to diss the Beatles
- zabekLv 43 years ago
"The Beatles" stimulated such a lot of individuals with their song. They will continually stay the highest band in my eyes(Ears) however then time is passing on. They might good be forgotten in one hundred years. When I play their song on my schoolbus one of the crucial youngsters say "Put Galaxy radio on."