Top 10 Reasons to Hate The Beatles

  • 1. Paul McCartney
  • 2. Their musicianship - musically, one of the worst bands ever. Ringo has a wimpy sound, no rhythm, and his "technique" is worse than the average drummer for any number of garage bands trying to make it big today. Harrison had an irritating tone and no killer riffs or killer solos. I'm not even sure what Lennon played. McCartney's bass is non-existant. They were all some of the worst singers ever.
  • 3. They sang while smiling onstage - no serious bands do this. Watch some footage of a singer like Robert Plant or Otis Redding. They will be closing their eyes and putting their entire body into the song, pouring themselves into the notes. Or a guy like Mick Jagger or most heavy metal singers, who aggresively stare at the audience as if every word they sing is meant toward them. The "fabs" just smile, hold hands, and sing together for all the little girls.
  • 4. Kiddie songs - I don't have a problem with 6-year-olds, but write something the rest of us can relate to.
  • 5. They don't rock. There are plenty of fantastic artists (Dylan, The Byrds, The Beach Boys) who don't rock, but they recognize that they can't and don't try to. The Mops write "hard" songs like "The Word" and "Come Together" and arrange and play them as if they're heavier than Megadeth.
  • 6. Their melodies are forced - Listen to a band like The Who or Radiohead. The melodies flow naturally and beautifully, perfectly accompanying the lyrics. The Mops' melodies usually sound strained or forced (i.e; all of Rubber Soul), and they often seem like they're written for a completely different set of lyrics.
  • 7. The lyrics - Horrible, horrible band lyrically. Usually, the lyrics were trite, sappy, lovey-dovey, and self-righteous, not to mention perfunctory. Take a song like "I Saw Her Standing There". He sees a girl standing there. Who cares? There's obviously some sexual desire in there, so write a song like "Black Dog" that actually expresses it rather than just some schamltzy tweenybopper fodder. The later stuff was even worse, ridiculously utopian and idealisitic: The world is a lovely place, and it can get even lovelier if we write enough annoying songs about it.
  • 8. They were egocentric - The best example is on the Hard Day's Night album. All the song titles have the words "I" or "you" in them, usually both. This shows that all the Mops cared about were themselves and the little girls they might meet at dances. I dare you to find a single Pink Floyd song title with the word "I" in it. This is because Floyd wrote about deeper and more interesting topics. This you cannot argue.
  • 9. They cheated their fans - Well, yes, you could say that Bealtes fans deserve to be cheated. But by the time Abbey Road rolled around, they knew they could sell a gazillion records and no longer cared about quality. Lennon's voice sounds awful. The musicians either weren't playing very loudly or were too stoned to play their instruments. There's a reason they broke up, and this is it. A truly rotten album.
  • 10. Yellow Submarine