Poll: The Beatles / The Beach Boys / The Kinks?

Pick 1 out of the 3

Why?

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  • Lana H
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
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    THE BEACH BOYS

    A.) Undoubtedly the best harmony in the history of music

    B.) Each member could sing in their own right (& sound good to great)

    C.) Best vocal & instrumental arrangements

    D.) Revolutionized production & the recording process

    E.) While the Beatles had a bigger impact culturally, the Beach Boys had a bigger impact on MUSIC

    F.) Have impacted everyone who's went into a recording studio since

    G.) Expanded the boundaries of what was capable in Rock music (ie brought in classical elements)

    H.) Brian Wilson

    I.) Brian Wilson

    J.) Dennis Wilson

    K.) Carl Wilson

    L.) You don't have to listen to me, or what an critic, historian, etc says. Just listen & you'll know why

    Fact: The Beatles music was played on US radio more than once before the Invasion. Nobody liked it. It wasn't until they got the huge PR blitz behind them that they became famous, more so for their image than for music.

    The Kinks are inferior to The Beatles, therefore they're extremely inferior to The Beach Boys. Not that the Kinks weren't good (good back then would be genius today), they were just apart of an era where everyone was good or better. There was an abundance of great music.

    Source(s): FYI whoever said the Beatles have sold more albums than anyone else is wrong. That title still belongs to The King (& probably forever ; )
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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The Beatles

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  • 8 years ago

    1) The Kinks for consistently BRILLIANT songs with VERY astute lyrics. Ray Davies is still writing, to this day, on a very high level. Nobody writes like Ray.

    2) The Beatles songs were wonderful, but their lyrics were not particularly advanced.

    The Beach Boys don't belong on the same list. Sorry.

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  • Ms. A
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Oh goodness! I'm gonna cheat and say BOTH the Beach Boys and the Kinks.

    The Beach Boys had that California sound. Their music transports you to that California era and it has withstood that little test called time. They are California.

    The Kinks: Raw.

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  • 8 years ago

    The Kinks

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  • 8 years ago

    The Beatles -- Better sound

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  • 8 years ago

    I'm goin with the Kinks

    bring on the thumbs down

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  • 8 years ago

    beatles, better songs.

    the beach boys were amazing as well.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The beatles by far.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    beatles dominate any band or group or singer in history.... they sold the most albums i music history and basically all of their songs were good and they had 27 number 1 hits!

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