Posted by Mr. Ventilator on June 04, 1999 at 16:29:51:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Satanic Majesties/Circus/Sgt. Pepper posted by Lord Voodoo on June 04, 1999 at 09:49:04:
: : Do you really think that Sgt. Pepper is that influential today? There's a lot more music out today that sounds like Beggars Banquet than Sgt. Pepper. I think Sgt. Pepper's influence is vastly overstated. Its influence was big for about 2-3 years, but wore off quickly.
: : Frankly, I don't think A Day In The Life is a very good song. It's not catchy, has no rhythm, has pretentious lyrics, and it's too long. I can't understand why so many people think it's a classic. For good Beatles psychdelia, give me Tomorrow Never Knows off Revolver.
: I disagree about the Pepper disdain. I personally would vote for Rubber Soul as their best, and I agree that they peeked in the mid 60s, but I think Sgt Pepper is a great album. Its not among my most listened to stuff but it is quality all the way through. Unlike the White album which rehashed Sgt Peppers to a large extant, it was all new stuff. I place it in the top ten for most influential rock albums
: Sgt Peppers
: Electric Ladyland
: Exile on Main Street
: Bob Dylan (by Bob Dylan)
: those are my top 4 in no order
Rubber Soul is a great record, too, marred only by "The Word". Exile has my vote for best all-time record ever made by anyone. I know I am in a minority in my opinion on Sgt. Pepper. I'll have to pick up a copy of Satanic Majesties - its been years and years since I've heard it, and it just can't be as bad as I remember it being, can it?..
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