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"Revolver" at 50: the album that changed rock forever
« on: August 05, 2016, 02:16:33 AM »
A defining musical landmark gets the five-decade review...and still leaves its mark.

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And if there is an album that feels like the moment when “rock ‘n’ roll” became “rock,” the Beatles’ Revolver is that album.
 
Revolver stands as the band’s biggest leap, their most boldly progressive album and the album that re-wrote so many of the rules of rock circa 1966. Obviously, it’s long suffered from being in the shadow of the album that followed it, the revered Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Sgt. Pepper’s… was an album that was such an epochal moment in popular culture that it’s reputation has casually swallowed virtually every other Beatles album in hype—even those albums that represent entirely different periods within the Beatles canon and despite the fact that many of those other albums, in and of themselves, are perhaps wildly more influential.

And, as in the case of Revolver, even when those albums are superior to Sgt. Pepper’s… in virtually every measurable way.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/05/the-beatles-revolver-turns-50-a-psychedelic-masterpiece-that-rewrote-the-rules-of-rock.html

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Re: "Revolver" at 50: the album that changed rock forever
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2016, 06:52:19 AM »
Hated Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. That's when I quit listening to beatles music.
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Re: "Revolver" at 50: the album that changed rock forever
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 12:46:16 PM »
Hated Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. That's when I quit listening to beatles music.

They've influenced more groups than any other in rock, judging by the number of cover songs and licensing of excerpts, etc. I try not to let my visceral dislike for Yoko Ono to influence that, but it admittedly is difficult.

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Re: "Revolver" at 50: the album that changed rock forever
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 01:27:00 PM »
They've influenced more groups than any other in rock, judging by the number of cover songs and licensing of excerpts, etc. I try not to let my visceral dislike for Yoko Ono to influence that, but it admittedly is difficult.
Yeah, that's a whole other can of worms.
Nah, my issue was with the acid rock craze, psychedelic aspect that was entering the industry, hated everything about it, and still do to this day.
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Re: "Revolver" at 50: the album that changed rock forever
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2016, 11:28:08 PM »
Their best album as a whole. :thumbup:
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Re: "Revolver" at 50: the album that changed rock forever
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2016, 02:05:31 AM »
Yeah, that's a whole other can of worms.
Nah, my issue was with the acid rock craze, psychedelic aspect that was entering the industry, hated everything about it, and still do to this day.

Fifty years later? Compared to rap, every single song back then was nothing less than glorious. It's the Disco Era that should have been strangled in its crib.

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Re: "Revolver" at 50: the album that changed rock forever
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2016, 07:10:30 AM »
Fifty years later? Compared to rap, every single song back then was nothing less than glorious. It's the Disco Era that should have been strangled in its crib.
As a Conservative, the mere fact the music was intertwined in the drug culture, tainted it for me from it's birth.
Aside the fact I to this day never found any redeeming value in the likes of Joplin, Donavon or others of their ilk, they just sucked musically. To me it was all noise, like kicking a trash can through the forest, kind of music.
Oh sure, some may find intrinsic value it its uniques, but its still a trashcan in the woods no matter how many copy it, wrap it in different persuasions, it's still noise interrupting tranquility.
To me, that harsh style of rock and roll is just that, the sound of an avalanche, and sure, its better than rap, but then, comparing nails on a chalkboard to a baby crying incessantly stands on par as an example.

Disco, to its credit at least had a value for nightclubs in drawing in patrons for dinner and dance, acid rock on the other hand required one to be stoned out of their gord to find it's appealing quality, and even then, it was most likely way too loud because the guy with the stereo had deadened his senses on boos and drugs.
I'm not saying all of it was bad, just the majority, including the garage bands imitating the worst of the worst.
I guess what made it miserable for me was the fact that we only had one rock station in Sac, and half the time they were playing that crap.
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