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Will We Have Ever Have Another Universally Loved Band?

With so many different tastes and opinions on music, do you think we'll ever get a band like The Beatles that just captivated countries and was virtually loved by all again?




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The black keys are pretty universally loved.

I realize that that comment will incite 10 posters saying that they don't like the black keys but that's a music board for you.

I don't think anyone can predict that another beatlemania will ever happen again though


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I freaking hate the Beatles.
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I freaking hate the Beatles.


I'm not a big fan either, but if I would have been alive when they first began I think I definitely would have. I mean it would be hard not to, hearing those songs for the first time had to be mind-blowing.


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re: Will We Have Ever Have Another Universally Loved Band?
A lot of the Beatles success can probably be attributed the the developmental stage of media at the time. There were only a few tv stations so everyone saw the same things and the Beatles got more exposure to a higher percentage of people than is possible in today's time of incredible choice in media. It's just a theory that I thought of on the fly right now.


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There were only a few tv stations so everyone saw the same things and the Beatles got more exposure to a higher percentage of people than is possible in today's time of incredible choice in media.


Good point. You think that today's hyper-media culture would/could facilitate something like 'Beatlemania', too.


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Good point. You think that today's hyper-media culture would/could facilitate something like 'Beatlemania', too.


They try but today's youth have too many different sources they get their music from


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Michael Jackson wasn't a band, but he had the same sort of worldwide appeal before his wierdness turned off many.


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They try but today's youth have too many different sources they get their music from


Yup. Part of Beatlemania was the mystique. People weren't over-exposed. Today a GREAT band can come out and you can get burned out so easily through radio, TV, youtube, etc. Hell the Beatles were great as a band, but I think it's fair to say part of the hysteria was due to the mob mentality. Regardless of the music, they were the big thing of the day. The big event. It was more of an experience than anything.


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Hell the Beatles were great as a band

More importantly, they had 3 brilliant songwriters. Most big-time bands have a handful of really good songs--the Beatles have about 30.
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Michael Jackson wasn't a band, but he had the same sort of worldwide appeal before his wierdness turned off many.



This is true. It is very popular to wax about how brilliant and talented Michael Jackson was. Same for Prince.

To be honest, I'm in the very rare minority who never liked/appreciated either. I just don't get it.


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Michael Jackson actually was more known for his time because technology in Africa and other places had improved since the Beatles' heyday.

The Fab Four will always be #1 though


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Chef Leppard
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Same for Prince.


No, not really.

and I used to love some prince


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No, not really.

and I used to love some prince


What do you mean? I definitely think he gets that praise from my generation. Appeal wasn't quite as broad, but I can honestly say I've never met someone who admitted to not liking/being disinterested in Prince.


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What do you mean? I definitely think he gets that praise from my generation. Appeal wasn't quite as broad, but I can honestly say I've never met someone who admitted to not liking/being disinterested in Prince.
Really? Not arguing I'm just surprised because I don't know many die hard prince fans


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Will We Have Ever Have Another Universally Loved Band?


Not an easy task. Damn near impossible with all the cynical a-holes that make it a point to hate a band/artist just for the sake of being indifferent.


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Appeal wasn't quite as broad


That is stating it mildly. Prince was way ahead of its time. When his first few albums came out he was considered way too vulgar by A LOT of people

MJ was loved by young and old. One generation grew up with him and another watched him grow up. His appeal was enormous and worldwide. His global record sales paint a pretty good picture


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re: Will We Have Ever Have Another Universally Loved Band?
No

For one thing, even the Beatles were not universally loved, even among the young audience. They were despised by many folkies and doo wop fans, whose scenes their success pretty much destroyed (although doo wop was probably on its last legs anyway).

More importantly. music is too fractured and Balkanized now. The Beatles played all sorts of popular music -- not so much b/c they were eclectic, but b/c the music back then was so closely related. The Beatles played rockabilly, soul, power-pop, even show tunes -- pretty much all the popular genres of the time.

Are there any acts today that play rap, metalpunkpostcore or whatever its called now, Americana, "industrial", and alt.country? If there are, I'm not aware of it.

And if there are, I doubt if they're very popular. Listeners today want to hear their music and only their music, on their special Sirius/Spotify/Pandora channels.

In the 60s, top 40 radio played all sorts of artists: British Invasion, Motown, garage rock, soul, country, R&B... So people were exposed to different genres whether they liked it or not.

The "bifurcation" (Alfred North Whitehead, where are ya?) of pop music began in the late 60s, as much of the white audience went to hard rock and the black audience went to disco aka "dance music". No artist since has been able to close that gap, although if rap continues to make inroads on the rock audience perhaps it will do to R&R what the Beatles did to folk.


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Pink


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Universally Loved Band


Has not, does not, and will not ever exist.


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