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A Perfect Score
01-19-2011, 10:39 PM
Brent and I were having a discussion via Skype. Beatles or Stones? Where do you stand?

CashmoneyDrew
01-19-2011, 10:40 PM
Where's the Led Zeppelin or neither option?

CJSchneider
01-19-2011, 10:43 PM
I picked Beatles, but there is no poor choice on this one.

A Perfect Score
01-19-2011, 10:43 PM
I love Zeppelin more then both as well, but that wasnt the discussion.

Chucky
01-19-2011, 10:45 PM
I'm gonna have to go with the Beatles here. Fo' sho

Caddy
01-19-2011, 10:45 PM
Beatles. No question.

Brothgar
01-19-2011, 10:46 PM
I say the Beatles but I love alot of the Stones songs as well. But the Beatles were iconic and will be remembered far longer than the Stones.

A Perfect Score
01-19-2011, 10:47 PM
Dammit. I was the one who was pushing The Stones.

fenikz
01-19-2011, 10:49 PM
Stones did 1 thing Blues and they did it well, Beatles were a far more revolutionary band and experimented a ton with their music

niel89
01-19-2011, 10:50 PM
I respect the beatles but I would rather listen to the stones on any given day.

Chucky
01-19-2011, 10:50 PM
Stones did 1 thing Blues and they did it well, Beatles were a far more revolutionary band and experimented a ton with their music

That's silly. The Stones definately went through their own "psychadelic" stage.

A Perfect Score
01-19-2011, 10:50 PM
I think the original intention was who do you prefer more, not who do you think was more influential.

Brent
01-19-2011, 10:57 PM
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CJSchneider
01-19-2011, 10:59 PM
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Chucky
01-19-2011, 11:04 PM
Why two songs from Magical Mystery Tour. By far the worst Beatles album.

A Perfect Score
01-19-2011, 11:12 PM
Honestly, I have Beatles lyrics tattooed on the inside of my arm, and I still voted for the Stones. I mean, I was drunk but still...

Every band loses to Rush though. Because Rush are the greatest band ever.

Brodeur
01-19-2011, 11:13 PM
I'd take The Stones in general, but The Beatles live, because Jagger is ******* pathetic in any live performance.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
01-19-2011, 11:14 PM
Where's the "Kanye West" option?

CJSchneider
01-19-2011, 11:15 PM
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Brent
01-19-2011, 11:17 PM
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fenikz
01-19-2011, 11:19 PM
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WMD
01-19-2011, 11:26 PM
A Day in the Life is pretty much the greatest song ever.

and your ears aren't real ears until they've experienced Revolution 9.... BACKWARDS!

yourfavestoner
01-19-2011, 11:35 PM
Stones. The Beatles were just the original Backstreet Boys before they started taking acid tabs.

Chucky
01-19-2011, 11:36 PM
Stones. The Beatles were just the original Backstreet Boys before they started taking acid tabs.

Meh, Rubber Soul is one of my favourite Beatles albums and that was definately before they psychadelic stage.

yourfavestoner
01-19-2011, 11:40 PM
Meh, Rubber Soul is one of my favourite Beatles albums and that was definately before they psychadelic stage.

I've just always wanted to use that argument with someone who knew something about music. :)

TACKLE
01-19-2011, 11:40 PM
Oh hey what's up. Just one of the greatest songs ever stopping by.

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WMD
01-19-2011, 11:42 PM
Quality song.. not my favorite Rolling Stones song, and it's still probably behind Paint It Black and Under My Thumb, for me anyways.

yo123
01-19-2011, 11:52 PM
Write in vote for neither.

themaninblack
01-19-2011, 11:53 PM
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win.

A Perfect Score
01-20-2011, 12:02 AM
Gimme Shelter is my ringtone right now. Between that and You Cant Always Get What you Want, The Stones dominate this competition. Those two songs alone are more enjoyable then anything the Beatles wrote for me.

WMD
01-20-2011, 12:18 AM
Gimme Shelter is my ringtone right now. Between that and You Cant Always Get What you Want, The Stones dominate this competition. Those two songs alone are more enjoyable then anything the Beatles wrote for me.
The Beatles didn't write anything for you.

A Perfect Score
01-20-2011, 12:29 AM
I really need to stop drinking.

SuperMcGee
01-20-2011, 12:50 AM
The Beatles didn't write anything for you.

They left that to the Bee Gees.

niel89
01-20-2011, 01:03 AM
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jsa230
01-20-2011, 01:15 AM
The Beatles . . its not even close.

WMD
01-20-2011, 01:15 AM
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That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread.

A Perfect Score
01-20-2011, 01:18 AM
It came across my mind as Brent and I were drunkenly arguing via Skype. And I wasn't wearing pants. I rarely wear pants.

prock
01-20-2011, 01:28 AM
Whomever said Beatles is a ****** fool. Stones all the way.

SuperMcGee
01-20-2011, 01:49 AM
It came across my mind as Brent and I were drunkenly arguing via Skype. And I wasn't wearing pants. I rarely wear pants.

Pants are alright. Shirts are the worst.

AntoinCD
01-20-2011, 03:48 AM
You Cant Always Get What You Want and Paint it Black are both unreal songs but neither are as good as While My Guitar Gently Weeps and the Beatles had more good songs than the stones. So Beatles by a reasonable distance for me

Halsey
01-20-2011, 04:04 AM
I don't really even see this debate as close. The Beatles were significantly better makers of music than the Stones.

fenikz
01-20-2011, 04:06 AM
well the question is for preference but yes the beatles were better musicians

WMD
01-20-2011, 05:01 AM
I also prefer Rush and Pink Floyd to The Rolling Stones.

Don't make me pick between The Beatles and Rush though.

Giantsfan1080
01-20-2011, 08:02 AM
I love a lot of Stones songs but for me it's the Beatles and it's not even close. Then again my Dad is a huge Beatles fan and it has definitely rubbed off on me over the years.

A Perfect Score
01-20-2011, 10:45 AM
Damn, Im getting dominated in this poll.

Paul
01-20-2011, 10:48 AM
Beatles fa sho.

jsa230
01-20-2011, 11:49 AM
Whomever said Beatles is a ****** fool. Stones all the way. this shouldnt even be a conversation, i love the stones, but its the BEATLES! they are widely recognized as the best band of all time, there is some MAJOR RS homerism floating around in here ...

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
01-20-2011, 11:55 AM
this shouldnt even be a conversation, i love the stones, but its the BEATLES! they are widely recognized as the best band of all time, there is some MAJOR RS homerism floating around in here ...

That's the point though. It's who do you enjoy more. That's like asking everyone here who their favourite team is and saying there's some major Green Bay homerism floating around here.

SuperMcGee
01-20-2011, 11:56 AM
Haha, homerism for music taste.

My first thought is Beatles. I'm sure further reflection would only support that thought.

jsa230
01-20-2011, 12:08 PM
You can like the stones more, sure, but i would think even the most passionate Stones fans would recognize the Beatles as the best. To say that the Stones are musically better is quite absurd.

Forenci
01-20-2011, 12:10 PM
Haha, not really a fan of either to be honest. That said, they both have their set of classic songs that almost anyone can listen to and enjoy (myself included).

I respect them a ton because of the impact they had the the music scene, but in terms of putting them on my iPod for something to listen to...not so much.

A Perfect Score
01-20-2011, 12:12 PM
It isnt about musically better. There are tons of bands whose individual members are all far more instrumentally talented then the members of the Beatles were. And it wasn't about who had a larger musical influence, just who you prefer to listen to.

Hollywood
01-20-2011, 12:12 PM
While the above Stone songs are all time greats and stand up to any Beatles song, the thing about it is if you are making a top 100 songs list between the Stones and The Beatles; I'm guessing only 20-30 of the songs are from The Rolling Stones, the rest is all Beatles.

The Beatles made SO many ridiculously good songs, that's what puts them far and ahead of just about any band, ever. No competition IMO.

Forenci
01-20-2011, 12:15 PM
It isnt about musically better. There are tons of bands whose individual members are all far more instrumentally talented then the members of the Beatles were. And it wasn't about who had a larger musical influence, just who you prefer to listen to.

NEITHER, ******!

I don't listen to a ton of bands, or rock music, but if I had to choose somebody I'd probably go with Led Zepplin.

Bring out the Led!

A Perfect Score
01-20-2011, 12:17 PM
NEITHER, ******!

I don't listen to a ton of bands, or rock music, but if I had to choose somebody I'd probably go with Led Zepplin.

Bring out the Led!

I prefer Zeppelin to both as well, but they did not come up in the drunken, pantsless conversation until after the poll was made.

Forenci
01-20-2011, 12:20 PM
I prefer Zeppelin to both as well, but they did not come up in the drunken, pantsless conversation until after the poll was made.

Clearly you were not drinking enough hard liquor or Led Zeppelin would have been included in the discussion.

A Perfect Score
01-20-2011, 12:21 PM
I drank a significant amount of hard liquor. I am paying for that act right now.

nrk
01-20-2011, 01:18 PM
The Beatles pretty easily for me. I love both, but The Beatles are my favorite band of all time and the greatest band of all time. John Lennon is only second to Bob Dylan in writing lyrics imo.

The Beatles > Zeppelin

General Zod
01-20-2011, 03:33 PM
My answer is Black Sabbath. lol

keylime_5
01-20-2011, 04:33 PM
equal. two best bands ever. i think the beatles were better during their time, but the stones played into the 70s and their best music was made between 1968 and 1972 when the Beatles were breaking up/already broken up.

If I made a list of best albums between the two bands or best songs even, the Beatles would have more songs/albums ranked higher.......however I have yet to hear an album better than Exile on Main Street.

Vikes99ej
01-20-2011, 04:36 PM
The Beatles.

The Unseen
01-20-2011, 07:22 PM
mastodon is the correct choice

NotRickJames
01-20-2011, 07:27 PM
The Beatles are good.

The Rolling Stones are better.

CashmoneyDrew
01-20-2011, 07:34 PM
I voted Rolling Stones just because their songs are more fun to play on Rock Band. Yeah, I went that low.

jsa230
01-21-2011, 01:42 AM
The better question would be Grateful Dead v. The Beatles.

LizardState
01-21-2011, 09:33 AM
Stones all the way.

The early Beatles were the bland 4 Moptops doing Chuck Berry rehashed rock, while the early Brian Jones Stones did Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf R&B reworkings.

Beatles have their Sgt. Pepper, White album & Abbey Road but that's where they ended (thanx a lot, Yoko you talentless *****), enjoying great solo members careers only afterward. The Stones have all the classic Brian Jones early stuff + Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exiles on Main Street, etc. & the best part is they kept on rolling through the Mick Taylor & Ron Wood personnel changes, still touring through their 60-s & 70s, they're embedded as the best rock & roll band ever, end of story. They're a band for life & will be playing until they drop.

I lost my job & a semester from college when I chased the Stones concert tour across 4 Southern states, from Texas to Alabama, in the Summer of 72.

BuckeyeDan17
01-23-2011, 03:11 PM
Gotta go with the Beatles personally, but the Stones are incredible. But nothing relaxes me like the song Within You Without You..

yourfavestoner
01-23-2011, 03:39 PM
Stones all the way.

The early Beatles were the bland 4 Moptops doing Chuck Berry rehashed rock, while the early Brian Jones Stones did Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf R&B reworkings.

Beatles have their Sgt. Pepper, White album & Abbey Road but that's where they ended (thanx a lot, Yoko you talentless *****), enjoying great solo members careers only afterward. The Stones have all the classic Brian Jones early stuff + Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exiles on Main Street, etc. & the best part is they kept on rolling through the Mick Taylor & Ron Wood personnel changes, still touring through their 60-s & 70s, they're embedded as the best rock & roll band ever, end of story. They're a band for life & will be playing until they drop.

I lost my job & a semester from college when I chased the Stones concert tour across 4 Southern states, from Texas to Alabama, in the Summer of 72.

I grew up in the wrong era.

WMD
01-23-2011, 04:02 PM
I grew up in the wrong era.
Me too. I wish I could've lived through the 60's and 70's, and since the world is turning to crap now, I wouldn't have to be around much longer..

kalbears13
01-24-2011, 01:24 AM
Why isn't Bieber on the list?! He plays guitar, drums, sings, dances AND can't even see glass... Who in the beatles or stones did that?

but really it's The Beatles. I was born in the 90's but The Beatles were my childhood. No other band even comes close to how awesome they are.

Raiderz4Life
01-24-2011, 02:12 AM
I went with the Stones....imo they're a bit more entertaining and appeal more to my musical preference. Tumbling Dice, Wild Horses, Honky Tonk Woman, Street Fighting Man(I also love Motley Crue's cover).

Since I had to choose between the 2 I went with the Stones but my absolute fave. band is Ac/Dc and its not close lol

nepg
01-24-2011, 09:27 AM
Aside from a couple songs, I never liked anything about The Stones. Grew up on The Beatles. That one's easy.

killxswitch
01-24-2011, 12:10 PM
Is this a poll for most overrated rock band ever?

*ducks and runs*

A Perfect Score
01-24-2011, 12:12 PM
Is this a poll for most overrated rock band ever?

*ducks and runs*

Band or bands?

killxswitch
01-24-2011, 12:17 PM
Band or bands?

Band, since you would be picking one or the other.

keylime_5
01-24-2011, 01:13 PM
Is this a poll for most overrated rock band ever?

*ducks and runs*

gtfo, you probably listen to journey

:D

A Perfect Score
01-24-2011, 01:14 PM
gtfo, you probably listen to journey

:D

Whoa...lets not hate on Journey.

keylime_5
01-24-2011, 01:15 PM
that's a topic for another day/thread. but as a colleague of mine once pointed out...."dont hate on journey, Steve Perry has a bigger package than you." Hating on journey is a hobby of mine.

Raiderz4Life
01-24-2011, 01:15 PM
gtfo, you probably listen to journey

:D

hey there buddy....Journey is great music

LizardState
01-24-2011, 01:31 PM
Is this a poll for most overrated rock band ever?

*ducks and runs*

I thought U2 going from their towering Joshua Tree & Rattle & Hum live album w/ all the great stuff that preceded it to Achtung Baby marked a noticeable decline inquality of material.

Other stuff coming out at the time by New Order & INXS was so much better, & even the declined & nearly gone Red Hot Chili Peppers marked a big return to form with Californication. And none of those allegedly had the talent of a U2.....

BuckNaked
01-24-2011, 05:41 PM
Bruce..Bruce..Bruce!

Brent
01-24-2011, 05:52 PM
I grew up in the wrong era.
I would have loved to experience my formative years during the 1980-1984 hardcore movement.

Paul
01-24-2011, 06:47 PM
I'd love to be a teenager in the mid 90's. Just missed it. But the post-grunge era of music is my ****.

keylime_5
01-24-2011, 06:51 PM
imo the '80s killed music. well, it was dying by the late '70s if not for punk, but it was finished off in the '80s. between 1967 and 1974 was when all the best music was made. the best beatles and stones music was made during that era coincidentally.

A Perfect Score
01-24-2011, 07:03 PM
imo the '80s killed music. well, it was dying by the late '70s if not for punk, but it was finished off in the '80s. between 1967 and 1974 was when all the best music was made. the best beatles and stones music was made during that era coincidentally.

I disagree. Some of my favorite bands reigned during the 80's. The Pixies, The Smiths, The Cure and The Clash are all probably in my Top 10 favorite bands and all were present primarily in the 80's.

WMD
01-24-2011, 07:24 PM
I'd love to be a teenager in the mid 90's. Just missed it. But the post-grunge era of music is my ****.
Like the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears?

Paul
01-24-2011, 07:36 PM
Like the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears?

I was more of an Nsync guy.

nepg
01-24-2011, 08:38 PM
imo the '80s killed music. well, it was dying by the late '70s if not for punk, but it was finished off in the '80s. between 1967 and 1974 was when all the best music was made. the best beatles and stones music was made during that era coincidentally.
The 90's and 90's style music will be cool again this decade. It's a 20-year cycle. Last decade, 80's music made a comeback and the 70's made a comeback of sorts in the 90's.

During the 90's, I was all about Grunge, but am realizing how much I appreciate the whole alternative scene. Gin Blossoms, Live, Bush, Better Than Ezra, Spin Doctors, Marcy Playground, et al.

kalbears13
01-24-2011, 08:41 PM
The 90's and 90's style music will be cool again this decade. It's a 20-year cycle. Last decade, 80's music made a comeback and the 70's made a comeback of sorts in the 90's.

90's is already making a comeback.

keylime_5
01-24-2011, 08:42 PM
I agree it already has. Everyone in my class in college it seems is all about the '90s all a sudden.

keylime_5
01-24-2011, 08:44 PM
I disagree. Some of my favorite bands reigned during the 80's. The Pixies, The Smiths, The Cure and The Clash are all probably in my Top 10 favorite bands and all were present primarily in the 80's.

yeah there were some bands like those you mentioned who were good from the '80s, but frankly that's the best they had in the 80s and it wasn't the pop music of the era for the most part. In the 60s/70s the pop music was really bangin', they had the Stones, Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, the Beatles, the Who, CCR, the Allman Bros, the Dead, etc. So much legendary music then compared to every other era.

LizardState
01-25-2011, 08:32 AM
I disagree. Some of my favorite bands reigned during the 80's. The Pixies, The Smiths, The Cure and The Clash are all probably in my Top 10 favorite bands and all were present primarily in the 80's.

APS: All good there, especially the Clash, called by Rolling Stone (in 1980! on their cover) "the only band that matters." My heart broke when Strummer died. Could maybe throw in PSB's 101 dbl. album too, & the Smiths dissipated after Morrissey went solo, had his golden era in the early 90s when his ***, limp-wimpy stuff had some punch & mojo to it, Hairdresser On Fire is the gayest song ever but still makes me chuckle as a perfect parody Princess Diana London & the Sloan Rangers chic set. Loved the Pixies, & could throw in the underrated Toad the Wet Sprocket too.

When all the worthless Lolapaloozas & Ozfests were happening KROQ in LA sponsored a concert with the Cure at their zenith in about 1992 organized by Trent Reznor w/ 9 Inch Nails, most depressing gloomapalooza ever -- the local joke was calling Gloomstock, lol.

The Day the Music Died IMO was when Kurt Kobain did himself in & Nirvana & the grungies all kinda went away. Alice in Chains had a member die too, Soundgarden, Eddie Vedder & Smashing Pumpkins kept going but it just wasn't the same. Old classic rockers had formed & reformedagain with the Traveling Wilburys, but then the great Roy Orbison died -- arrgghh -- hard to complain when the replacement is Bob Dylan though.

GoRavens
01-25-2011, 09:52 AM
never been a fan of either bands.
The Beatles are too sissy sounding and their music just annoys me.
The Rolling Stones are really good, just not my taste.
- Jimi Hendrix is where it's at fellas.
By the way, Led Zeppelin > Stones > Beatles
But Radiohead takes the cake for best band of all time. It goes like this for me.
1) Radiohead
2) Jimi Hendrix
3) Led Zeppelin
4) Pink Floyd
5) Rolling Stones

nrk
01-25-2011, 10:56 AM
Old classic rockers had formed & reformedagain with the Traveling Wilburys, but then the great Roy Orbison died -- arrgghh -- hard to complain when the replacement is Bob Dylan though.

Bob Dylan wasn't a replacement for Roy Orbison. He was an original member of the Traveling Wilburys.

A Perfect Score
01-25-2011, 10:56 AM
Radiohead wish they were half as awesome as the pixies

nrk
01-25-2011, 10:58 AM
never been a fan of either bands.
The Beatles are too sissy sounding and their music just annoys me.
The Rolling Stones are really good, just not my taste.
- Jimi Hendrix is where it's at fellas.
By the way, Led Zeppelin > Stones > Beatles
But Radiohead takes the cake for best band of all time. It goes like this for me.
1) Radiohead
2) Jimi Hendrix
3) Led Zeppelin
4) Pink Floyd
5) Rolling Stones

You're not a fan of either bands but Stones is in your top 5?

Brodeur
01-25-2011, 11:00 AM
You're not a fan of either bands but Stones is in your top 5?

He only likes 4 bands.

TitleTown088
01-26-2011, 08:50 PM
Man. That is about as tough of a question as there is.... Sympathy for the Devil gives the stones the edge for me. Barely.

CJSchneider
01-26-2011, 09:04 PM
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I could listen to this all day long while getting tanked with friends.

TACKLE
01-26-2011, 09:07 PM
Let's keep it coming!

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CJSchneider
01-26-2011, 09:13 PM
And I think we all know why

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keylime_5
01-26-2011, 09:59 PM
cream of the crop:

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WMD
01-27-2011, 01:58 AM
C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

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jsa230
01-27-2011, 02:57 AM
Im kind of a DeadHead but for me it goes a lil sumpin like dis.

The Beatles
The Dead
LZ
The Who
Hendrix
********
To quote mos def
You may dig on the Rolling Stones
But they ain't come up with that **** on they own
They basically stole the black mans music . . iirc LZ lost a couple lawsuits to Muddy Waters, but I still like Led Zepplin so much more than the stones.

keylime_5
01-27-2011, 08:19 AM
like everybody stole the blues and turned it into their own thing. it's nothing new. people still do it. nothing wrong with it. it's called rock and roll. you can appropriate music all you want, there was nothing that sounded anything like what the Stones or Zepp came out with before they came out with it even if they basicallly just took old Willie Dixon and Elmore James tunes and turned them into their own thing.

TACKLE
01-30-2011, 02:09 AM
How did I forget about this one.

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TitansCJftw
01-30-2011, 02:40 AM
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Woop!..... she caamee in throughh the bathroom windowwww

yodabear
01-30-2011, 11:00 AM
All you need is Love. Hey Jude. Revolution. Let It Be. Yellow Submarine. Beatles FTMFW dude!