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Posted: 8/27/2004 6:13:56 AM EST


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Sgtar15
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:14:47 AM EST
They bolth suck.
But Elvis wins.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:15:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 6:16:53 AM EST by Zaphod]
Both are overated and vile, but the Beatles music is better....


Ah! Now the poll comes!

Well, for "entertaining and talented", I'd have to go with Elvis. A one-man show vs. a group? That's too easy....
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:19:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 6:20:18 AM EST by ar50troll]

Originally Posted By HellioN:
They bolth suck.
But Elvis wins.



Agreed. Both suck ass. Elvis wins cuz he gave the Prez a handgun. Imagine trying to do that in todays climate...Freakin imossible. It was my understanding he wasn't even frisked and nobody knew he was gonna give it. He just whipped it out and gave it to Nixon.

That's kule
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:26:03 AM EST
I'm not a fan of either but Elvis was an American and from the south so he gets my vote.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:31:56 AM EST
Both overated…

Buddy Holly was better than Elvis, If he had not died he could have been huge. But Elvis is OK,

Beatles are overated rubbish, The Rolling Stones were Waaaaay better.

ANdy
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:39:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 6:40:45 AM EST by gamesniper]
I recant my vote, as I didn't understand it at first. I voted for the Beatles originally.

Elvis was a better entertainer, but the Beatles music was by far better.

I have everything the Beatles did, there's only about 5-6 Elvis songs I care for and I don't own any of them.

I HAVE been to Graceland, though. It was kinda neat-it showed that a person with a substantial fortune can still stick to his roots. The place is nothing really fancy and even has some (dare I say?) kinda cheesy decorating. His gun collection kicked ass-especially the gold plated Python.

I DID almost get my ass kicked for joking about jelly donuts at The King's gravesite.

Rolling Stones better than the Beatles? Hmmmmmmmmm........NOT!

I don't care if the Stones ARE still cranking out music-their popularity was never par to the Beatles and their range of music wasn't comparable either.

I like some of the Stones stuff but again, like Elvis, I own none of it. I think "Get Yer Ya Yas Out" was a decent album
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:40:32 AM EST
I dont know how anyone could call the most important rock band in history "overrated".
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:45:16 AM EST
I grew up with both. I remember clearly the excitement surrounding both. I like them both.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:45:55 AM EST
I don't care for either of them.

There are a few songs from each I do like. More Beatles than Elvis, unless you get into his Gospel music. The boy had SOUL for a whitey.

Both were very influencial to early rock & roll, but that don't mean I have to like them.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:48:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 7:17:39 AM EST by vito113]

Originally Posted By gamesniper:
Rolling Stones better than the Beatles? Hmmmmmmmmm........NOT!

I don't care if the Stones ARE still cranking out music-their popularity was never par to the Beatles and their range of music wasn't comparable either.



Beatles lyrics……… 'she love you yeah, yeah, yeah"

versus……

Sympathy For The Devil (Jagger/Richards)

"Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long long year stolen many man's soul and faith
I was around when Jesus Christ had His moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed His fate
Pleased to meet you hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game

Stuck around St. Petersburg when I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the Tzar and his ministers, Anastasia screamed in vain
I rode a tank held a gen'rals rank when the blitzkrieg
raged and the bodies stank
Pleased to meet you hope you guess my name. Oh yeah
Ah what's puzzling you is the nature of my game. Oh yeah

I watched the glee while your kings and queens fought for
ten decades for the Gods they made
I shouted out "Who killed the Kennedy's?" when after all
it was you and me
Let me please intruduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste
And I lay traps for troubadors who get killed before they reach Bombay
Pleased to meet you hope you guess my name. Oh yeah
But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game. Oh yeah
Pleased to meet you hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game

Just as every cop is a criminal and all the sinners, Saints
as heads is tails, just call me Lucifer 'cause I'm in need
of some restraint
So if you meet me, have some courtesy have some sympathy
and some taste
Use all your well learned politesse or I'll lay your soul to waste
Pleased to meet you hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game"

The Stones had a place just up the road from me in Bracklesham Bay when I was a kid… they were always in the news for the 'wrong reasons"…

Andy
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:49:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By vito113:

Buddy Holly was better than Elvis, If he had not died he could have been huge. But Elvis is OK,

+1
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:50:48 AM EST
I think it is funny these two are always being compared.

Without an Elvis there would be no Beatles. All of the Beatles have feely admitted they idolized Elvis and he was a huge influence on their music.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:16:30 PM EST
Elvis was the king, thats why we have a federal "King Day" holiday on his birthday. ()

The beatles were just a bunch of hippies.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:24:08 PM EST
Elvis joined the Army, thats why he's the king.

I can't stand the Beatles. Although I do like "The Walrus"

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:27:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 12:27:30 PM EST by Sierra_Hombre]
elvis? fucking elvis presley who copied black dudes? how about the beatles, a band that started off cookie-cutter but then totally transformed themselves into the most influential band of all-time?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:28:24 PM EST
Elvis is the King.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:30:17 PM EST

Elvis made $ 40 million last year and he's dead! how much did the beatles make?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:31:05 PM EST
Beatles. Yes, without Elvis, the Beatles might now have gotten into music. But I just prefer their songs over his. His all sound the same.

Besides, when a Beatle dies, nobody speculates whether or not they really are dead.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:50:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
Besides, when a Beatle dies, nobody speculates whether or not they really are dead.



Oh yeah? What about that "Paul is dead" rumor that Paul had died and The Beatles secretly replaced him with a look-alike?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:54:48 PM EST
No contest, The King Rules.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 1:02:47 PM EST
i like the Beatles more...The White Album and Sgt.Pepper are some of the greatest rock albums ever created.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 1:04:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
Besides, when a Beatle dies, nobody speculates whether or not they really are dead.



Oh yeah? What about that "Paul is dead" rumor that Paul had died and The Beatles secretly replaced him with a look-alike?



Oh, when you play "Number 9, number 9" backwards it's supposed to say "Turn me on, Dead Man"? And people trying to pull symbolism off the Abbey Road album cover? Ugh, give me a break. If it really was a look-alike, then he probably wouldn't have been so heated when Michael Jackson bought all the rights the Beatles music.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 1:10:31 PM EST
Easy......




Buy American!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 1:16:39 PM EST
The Beatles Albums Chart Facts and Feats

Total Weeks On Chart = 1,278
This is a record, NO act has had more weeks on the chart.

Number Ones = 15
This tops the list of "Most number Ones by any act", with the Rolling Stones 5 albums behind them in 2nd place.

Total Weeks At Number One = 175
A clear record, with no-one else coming anywhere near this total.

Most weeks at Number 1 in one year = 40
This was in 1964, in 1963 they were number one for 34 weeks, and 1967 for 26 weeks.
The record is by "South Pacific", which managed the whole of 1959 at number one (all 52 weeks).

Most number 1 albums in one year = 3
The Beatles did this in 1965, the feat was equalled by T.Rex in 1972.
(The Beatles had two number one's in a year on five occasions)

Album spending the longest at Number one, "Please Please Me" = 30 weeks
This is fourth in the all-time list.

Most Consecutive weeks at Number one, "Please Please Me" = 30 weeks
Second to "South Pacific", but the Beatles are 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th behind it.

Consecutive number one hit albums = 7
This is beaten by Abba and Led Zeppelin both with 8 consecutive number ones.

First EVER album to debut at number one = "Help !"
The Beatles then entered straight in at number 1 a total of 6 times.

Self-replacement at the top = 2
The Beatles are the only band to twice knock themselves off the top of the chart.

Total weeks at the top of album and singles chart at the same time = 45 weeks
This is over double the number of any other act.

Most consecutive weeks at the top of album and singles chart at the same time = 7 weeks
Once again a record, although a few have come close.

The most chart domination at ANY time in history = 12th December 1963
For THREE weeks, The Beatles had :
The number 1 and 2 top singles.
The number 1 and 2 top E.P.'s
The number 1 and 2 top albums.

The only ever "double-whammy" in history !! - 23rd July 1964
The Beatles knocked the Rolling Stones off the top slot in the Singles AND album charts.

Consecutive Christmas Number One albums = 3
1963-1965

The Beatles ARE the artist with the highest album sales in total in the U.S. They have sold almost 107,000,000 albums in the U.S. (Garth Brooks is 2nd with 92,000,000)

Gold Albums
Paul McCartney has been awarded 17 in the U.K. (and 20 in the U.S.)
The Beatles been awarded 14 in the U.K.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 1:21:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By topjimmy:
The Beatles Albums Chart Facts and Feats

Total Weeks On Chart = 1,278
This is a record, NO act has had more weeks on the chart.

Number Ones = 15
This tops the list of "Most number Ones by any act", with the Rolling Stones 5 albums behind them in 2nd place.

Total Weeks At Number One = 175
A clear record, with no-one else coming anywhere near this total.

Most weeks at Number 1 in one year = 40
This was in 1964, in 1963 they were number one for 34 weeks, and 1967 for 26 weeks.
The record is by "South Pacific", which managed the whole of 1959 at number one (all 52 weeks).

Most number 1 albums in one year = 3
The Beatles did this in 1965, the feat was equalled by T.Rex in 1972.
(The Beatles had two number one's in a year on five occasions)

Album spending the longest at Number one, "Please Please Me" = 30 weeks
This is fourth in the all-time list.

Most Consecutive weeks at Number one, "Please Please Me" = 30 weeks
Second to "South Pacific", but the Beatles are 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th behind it.

Consecutive number one hit albums = 7
This is beaten by Abba and Led Zeppelin both with 8 consecutive number ones.

First EVER album to debut at number one = "Help !"
The Beatles then entered straight in at number 1 a total of 6 times.

Self-replacement at the top = 2
The Beatles are the only band to twice knock themselves off the top of the chart.

Total weeks at the top of album and singles chart at the same time = 45 weeks
This is over double the number of any other act.

Most consecutive weeks at the top of album and singles chart at the same time = 7 weeks
Once again a record, although a few have come close.

The most chart domination at ANY time in history = 12th December 1963
For THREE weeks, The Beatles had :
The number 1 and 2 top singles.
The number 1 and 2 top E.P.'s
The number 1 and 2 top albums.

The only ever "double-whammy" in history !! - 23rd July 1964
The Beatles knocked the Rolling Stones off the top slot in the Singles AND album charts.

Consecutive Christmas Number One albums = 3
1963-1965

The Beatles ARE the artist with the highest album sales in total in the U.S. They have sold almost 107,000,000 albums in the U.S. (Garth Brooks is 2nd with 92,000,000)

Gold Albums
Paul McCartney has been awarded 17 in the U.K. (and 20 in the U.S.)
The Beatles been awarded 14 in the U.K.



People vote for klinton and kerry too, no account for bad taste.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 1:30:10 PM EST
i agree 100 percent
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 2:15:16 PM EST
Aren't Paul and Ringo still alive? I think that would make a much better concert(two live dudes rock) Just picture it TWO LIVE DUDES AT THE APPLO!!! And they could even give autographs!


Bob
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 3:50:55 PM EST
I never saw either one live, so I can't comment.

AB
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 4:09:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 4:13:50 PM EST
Beatles, baby! White Album. Nuff said.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 4:20:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
Without Elvis there would not have been The Beatles kind of hard to pick one that was greatest if you look at it that way. Without either the pop music of today wouldn't exist as it is and Perry Como could have still been tops on the charts.

Elvis has his roots in black gospel and blues. Yes, Buddy Holley was also a major influence on the Beatles. The Beatles often commented often that their major influences were Elvis, Buddy Holley, and Chuck Berry the father of four chourd blues with a rock beat.

To appreaciate music one should understand the musics roots. I typically equate IQ of people who hate all music except one style as being lucky to know how to turn on their car radio.

Tj





Well said! I really love it when people say "that sucks", like them saying something sucks makes it so. When they should be saying, "I think it sucks", their opinion. FWIW.

AB
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 4:49:06 PM EST
E'VIS!!!!!! THE '68 COMEBACK TOUR!!!!!!

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:44:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 5:45:27 PM EST by Atencio]

Originally Posted By vito113:

Beatles lyrics……… 'she love you yeah, yeah, yeah"

versus……

Sympathy For The Devil (Jagger/Richards)



Come on Andy, not fair. You are comparing music the Beatles wrote in 64 to Stones music from 68. I love
Sympathy For The Devil but prefer if I must pick one; the Beatles over the Stones.

Between Elvis and the Beatles? It's close. I like Elvis's movies better than the Beatles but I would rather listen to Beatles music or see them live. I guess I would pick the Beatles.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:50:20 PM EST
Elvis was a great entertainer, but was largely style over substance.

The Beatles almost singlehandedly revolutionised popular music. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band's instrumenation, production, orchestration, etc were quantum leaps above ANYTHING that preceded it. Every other group scrambled to catch up with the Beatles, but no one ever did.

If your exposure to popular music began with Poison and Motley Crue, do you really have a valid opinion in this matter? Just askin'.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:51:57 PM EST
The Beatles were comi pinkos.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:54:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 5:59:54 PM EST by Mach1]
Beatles-when they started taking drugs. (You can thank Dylan for that.) The early stuff was dopey. Thank god for John Lennon, or all the songs would've been Paul inspired "love" crap songs.

Elvis, I never could stand. That get up he wore, reminded me of a bloated Evil Kneivel.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:56:33 PM EST
Elvis baby and thank you very much!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:45:48 PM EST
Well lets see, you have a drug addict since the early sixtys who died on the crapper.
A bunch of has-been noise makers led by an anti-american (englishman) who they tried to make into a hero because someone blew him away. Your right they both suck.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:56:44 PM EST
The Beatles were socalist pigs and it's in their music. Elvis is the King!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:12:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By topjimmy:
Beatles

Consecutive number one hit albums = 7
This is beaten by Abba .....





Did he just say 'ABBA' !? wtf !?....



As to the question, although I enjoy music from 'em both I'll take the Beatles over Elvis. I got a lot more stinky while listening to the Beatles than Elvis.

That's what it's all about, Right?

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:13:30 PM EST
Beatles sucked.

Elvis all the way.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:20:37 PM EST
Even tho the Beatles were so groundbreaking, methinks Elvis was more of a showman.

And he didn't make cartoons.

- BUCC_Guy
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:26:12 PM EST
I frickin' hate the Beatles.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:46:02 PM EST
Flock of Seagulls
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 12:57:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 1:45:37 AM EST by vito113]

Originally Posted By Atencio:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Beatles lyrics……… 'she love you yeah, yeah, yeah"

versus……

Sympathy For The Devil (Jagger/Richards)



Come on Andy, not fair. You are comparing music the Beatles wrote in 64 to Stones music from 68.



Fair point well made Atencio… so how about this dandy of a 1968 Beatles track?……

"Beatles - Back In The U.S.S.R. lyrics

Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man I had a dreadful flight
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Been away so long I hardly knew the place
Gee it's good to be back home
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
Honey disconnect the phone
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia's always on my mind.

I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boys
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Show me round your snow peaked mountains way down south
Take me to your daddy's farm
Let me hear your balalaika's ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm.
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boys
Back in the U.S.S.R."

Beatles were a bunch of left wing hippies by 68… Mick and the boys were many things, but commies? no way!

Andy
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:32:20 AM EST
Paul is dead....
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:58:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By Atencio:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Beatles lyrics……… 'she love you yeah, yeah, yeah"

versus……

Sympathy For The Devil (Jagger/Richards)



Come on Andy, not fair. You are comparing music the Beatles wrote in 64 to Stones music from 68.



Fair point well made Atencio… so how about this dandy of a 1968 Beatles track?……

"Beatles - Back In The U.S.S.R. lyrics

Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man I had a dreadful flight
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Been away so long I hardly knew the place
Gee it's good to be back home
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
Honey disconnect the phone
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia's always on my mind.

I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boys
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Show me round your snow peaked mountains way down south
Take me to your daddy's farm
Let me hear your balalaika's ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm.
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boys
Back in the U.S.S.R."

Beatles were a bunch of left wing hippies by 68… Mick and the boys were many things, but commies? no way!

Andy



That song was a total goof on the Beach Boys. And it proved that even as a goof, the Beatles could make music equivalent to other lower level bands with no effort.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:02:54 PM EST
The Beatles were not talented enough to zip up the jumpsuit of "The King"!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:10:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:13:02 PM EST
I'm suprised so many members here like the Beatles, maybe I havn't ingested enough acid and shrooms to appreciate hippy music.
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