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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who ranks better? Queen or The Beatles?
I think in all honesty, I would have to say The Beatles because my family are from Liverpool and I have been a fan for donkey's years, all my family have. what everyone else think?


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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is someone taking the piss??


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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no. please, be fair
the previous thread asked us who we preferred
this one clearly asks who ranks higher - whatever that is...
so t think this thread deserves at least another 3000 posts...so come on, give the guy a break ;-)


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen.


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 09:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Change "or" by "and" and delete the question mark


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen was still better than The Beatles, IMHO.

At least all Queen members put a good amount of input into the band, and neither Roger or John can be considered Ringos.

In all fairness, neither Queen or any of today's bands would have been as great without The Beatles. It was their huge influence what has changed the curse of popular music for the past 40 years.


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the beatles were only about for 8 years (releasing albums) - and in that time, i think you'll find the total amount of Ringo/George album compositions probably closely matches the total for John/Roger for queen's first 8 years
Ringo = 3, George = 17 Total = 20
John = 9, Roger = 10 Total = 19


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 13:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and what's this "curse of popular music"?
is it the same as the "brian may curse"?


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen by far as their songs are miles better than the Beatles, better lyrics and a better band e.g. better singer(s)


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

God, some people are so ignorant. I'll just copy my post from the last time we talked about it...

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The Beatles had such a huge effect on popular culture that will never, ever be repeated. Queen may have bettered certain things, but they did not pioneer things the way The Beatles did.

Sure, Queen concerts were better. Sure, Queen lasted longer as a band. But The Beatles changed the world. Queen did not, not even close to the extent of The Beatles.

Queen will always be my favourite band, but I completely bow down to what The Beatles stood for and accomplished in less than a decade.

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Something to add... no other band has ever or will ever have seven singles in the top ten at the same time.


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Beatles! But I still prefer Queen.

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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen,then The Beatles!


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 14:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QUEEN!!!! Then The Who.


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember once Brian being asked about a poll that chose 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as the best song ever...

INTERVIEWER: What does it feel like to beat The Beatles?

BRIAN MAY: Nobody beats The Beatles, ever.


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

favourite = queen
undisputed greatest band and pioneers of popular music - by about 100 light years = beATLES
face it people

you can have your faves, but we still have to accept the facts = beatles will ALWAYS rule popular music


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

definetely louis armstrong!


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The Beatles, but I prefer Queen"

What a stupid comment. If you like Queen better, its obviously a bigger band for you. I think The Beatles are so hyped. Its a boyband from the 60s with many soft hits. Bad guitarist, bad drummer, bad vocals. Good songwriting.

Overall Queen are better. Its become an unwritten fact that the Beatles are gods and the best band ever. They are certainly not. Dont listen to your parents propaganda.


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does it matter ?

The Beatles go down in the history books as the "biggest and best Rock and Roll band ever" but so what ?

I love Queen and prefer their music to the Beatles but in the end of the day The Beatles have sold more records (est 1 billion)and were massive in every country in the world especially the UK and America

It could be argued however that Queen rather than the Beatles were " The Biggest and Best LIVE band in the World Ever"

I never really hear people talk about classic Beatles concerts (unlike with Queen) it always seems to be their singles and Albums that are talked about




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