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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 23:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IN YOUR OPINION, WHICH IS THE BEST BAND AND WHY?


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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 23:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wrong forum I believe, and The Beatles simply because them along side the other amazing artists of the 60s(Stones,Dylan,The Who etc) Changed music forever, they brought a certain esscence to the world of music which will never be replicated. I'd love to go into detail, but we'll save that till this topic gets moved ;)

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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 00:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mm, well, Queen is my favourite and musically and technically, IMO they are supearior, but as in having a collective impact on the world/the collective fandom, the beatles win, but Queen's my favourite.

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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 07:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Queen were more capable instrumentalists and Freddie was far better singer than the Fab four. Yet I prefer Beatles' compositions and George Martin arrangements anytime and consider John Lennon to be the greatest genius ever regarding rock music.


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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hm... they are from two different eras, so it's really hard to compare. In my opinon, i believe that they both rock.

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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1 Beatles
2 Queen
3 Stones

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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tough because I am a huge fan of both. Certainly the Beatles had a big impact on popular culture as well as influencing musical styles even today. But both bands are versatile,and the musicianship equally as good, but personally I would choose the Beatles coz Strawberry Fields Forever is my all time fav. piece of modern music.

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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They are my two favourite bands, so I suppose I know what I'm talking about. The Beatles are the most famous band ever and that's something Queen can't compare with. As instrumentalist I think Queen are better than the Beatles. Freddie's voice is far much better than John's, Paul's, George's and certainly Ringo's. As composers I think the Beatles were better the Queen...
I remember I once read an interview done to Freddie in which the interviwer told him that Duran Duran (we are talking the 80's here) have said that they were better than the Beatles and Freddie's answer to that was: "There is no one better than the Beatles", so I suppose this summarize all, doesn't it?


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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QUEEN rule better for me.... :P

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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Beatles were and still are are a great band but Queen are the best all you have to do is look at Sir Freddie's showmanship compared to john and McCa's and Sir Freddie's was and still is the best and Queen are a louder act.


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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How the hell can you ask such a question? There is a difference in the musical genres and style of both bands. They are both amazing in their own "unique" way. I will not choose. The Beatles are one of the greatest bands on Earth, and Queen is also. Stupid question, no offence.

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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My top ten favourite artists:

1. Queen
2. T. Rex
3. Elton John
4. The Beatles
5. Keane
6. Oasis
7. ELO
8. The Clash
9. R.E.M
10. Jimi Hendrix


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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 22:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Queen are the best by far. They're all rounders. They make awesome records, they have natural talent, and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who is better than them live. Sure, the Beatles were revolutionary, no one can take that away from them, but I just think Queen are stronger musicans all together.


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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 22:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="66CC00">macbethscrazywife wrote:


there are no set criteria for judging the greatness of a band...you've gotta just appreciate each one for what it does best.


Thats a good point


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Posted: 02 Sep 06, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

4. The Who


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Posted: 03 Sep 06, 00:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen sold more records than the Beatles. I guess that should answer the question.

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Posted: 03 Sep 06, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dude, this is hard. You are asking me to choose between my two favourite bands in the entire world.

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You know, if it wasn't for the influence of the Beatles, we wouldn't have Queen. These guys came together because of their common interest in this type of rock music. Queen praise The Beatles a lot and I think I saw earlier today on this site a quote by Paul McCartney that said "King Mercury."

I so wish that one of The Beatles could have recorded with Queen. It would be in my eyes one of the best moments in music history ever.

Another fantasy would be if Freddie, John, George and Tupac all came back to life and toured with the surviving members of Queen and The Beatles.

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Posted: 03 Sep 06, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="66CC00">macbethscrazywife wrote:

Miss Bea Haven wrote:

Queen sold more records than the Beatles. I guess that should answer the question.

there are so many things wrong with that statement it's not even funny.
first of all, it's not even a little bit true.
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/content_pages/record.asp?recordid=50910
second of all, if record sales are proof of greatness, than queen's greatest hits albums are their greatest artistic achievements.


and lastly....beatles = 8 years
queen = 33 yrs...hardly a fair comparison

by this kinda reckoning...if the spice girls stuck around for 40 yrs they'd be better than the beatles and queen


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Posted: 03 Sep 06, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Miss Bea Haven wrote:

Queen sold more records than the Beatles. I guess that should answer the question.


LOL, alright its official, Queen fans are crazy :p

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Posted: 04 Sep 06, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

<font color="66CC00">macbethscrazywife wrote:

Miss Bea Haven wrote:

Queen sold more records than the Beatles. I guess that should answer the question.

there are so many things wrong with that statement it's not even funny.
first of all, it's not even a little bit true.
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/content_pages/record.asp?recordid=50910
second of all, if record sales are proof of greatness, than queen's greatest hits albums are their greatest artistic achievements.


and lastly....beatles = 8 years
queen = 33 yrs...hardly a fair comparison

by this kinda reckoning...if the spice girls stuck around for 40 yrs they'd be better than the beatles and queen


But the Spice Girls ARE greater than Queen and the Beatles.


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