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to think that Sergeant Pepper by the Beatles is fab and not M&S music

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FunnysInLaJardin Fri 23-Dec-16 22:14:13

as my DH thinks. He says it is bland nonsense and I think tis a classic. Who IBU?

sugarplumnight Fri 23-Dec-16 22:15:32

classic artists should not be diluted by being played in supermarkets

the clash in morrisons last month is one example angry

Happybunny19 Fri 23-Dec-16 22:21:38

Your dh is an arse of the highest order, Sergeant Pepper is a true classic.

gillybeanz Fri 23-Dec-16 22:25:41

It's M&S, I'm afraid. Classics are usually good and stand the test of time, The Beatles are old pap now and even the authenticity of them as song writers is questionable now.

tigerdriverII Fri 23-Dec-16 22:27:45

gilly. Evidence please? That's some assertion! 'Old pap'?

Oh bugger: I took the bait

LassWiTheDelicateAir Fri 23-Dec-16 22:28:43

I am fully on your husband's side.

Reality16 Fri 23-Dec-16 22:30:01

Never really found them to be anything other than a bit bland tbh. McCartney is mediocre at best.

DodoRevival Fri 23-Dec-16 22:33:21

I'd have thought the Beatles were the perfect background music.

Is Sgt Pepper really a classic? Mind you classics don't need to be actually good.

gillybeanz Fri 23-Dec-16 22:44:46


I saw it on a BBC documentary, they all sat around getting stoned with loads of other recording artists, just who contributed what on which songs is not known. It said George Martin contributed bits himself, as did many of the hangers on of the time
Thought most people interested in 20th century music knew about it, never heard anyone surprised before.

emmcan Fri 23-Dec-16 22:47:23

Can't wait for John Lewis to finally put The Fall on one of their fucking awful adverts...

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 23-Dec-16 22:49:28

I am an ye olde punk, but I love Sgt Pepper <subversive>

DH is yea olde mod and hates them.......

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 23-Dec-16 22:53:11

We had the biggest hoot in the co-op the other year talking about super marche music. Twas double divvy Tuesday when all the Grannies go to get their half price shopping and they were playing Gay Bar by Electric Six over the tannoy fgrin

tigerdriverII Fri 23-Dec-16 23:17:01

OK. 'Doh me.

RandomDent Fri 23-Dec-16 23:21:37

I play SP to the kids as I feel it's a nursery rhyme album. A good one though. I prefer Revolver.

DavidPuddy Fri 23-Dec-16 23:31:43

Agree with Random that Revolver is superior.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sat 24-Dec-16 02:06:34

Twas double divvy Tuesday when all the Grannies go to get their half price shopping and they were playing Gay Bar by Electric Six over the tannoy

The ageism on MN never ceases to amaze.

EBearhug Sat 24-Dec-16 02:11:25

Is Sgt Pepper really a classic?

I think so, because of how different it was when it first came out, and its influence. As you say, that doesn't mean everyone thinks it's good.

Destinysdaughter Sat 24-Dec-16 02:12:53

Ffs Seargent Pepper was so ahead of its time. It's an absolute classic. Anyone wh can't see that just doesn't know their music history. And therefore their opinion is not worth listening to.

So there! 😀

EBearhug Sat 24-Dec-16 02:16:31

Plus people are talking about it 50 years after it was released. That sort of longevity suggests it's a classic, too.

Idiotxit Sat 24-Dec-16 02:26:19

It's both, depends on the listener. Do people rave about it because it's iconic or because it's fabulous on it's own, modern-day terms?

I like some of it, not all. I also think Revolver is better, but I'm not exactly a die-hard Beatles fan.

RandomDent Sat 24-Dec-16 09:01:42

Tomorrow Never Knows was ahead of its time. Samples, backwards tape tricks and breakbeat. In 1966. grin

liebstraumNo3 Sat 24-Dec-16 09:12:10

Can't bear the Beatles. Load of old dirge. Some of their better songs survive through remakes.

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sat 24-Dec-16 09:13:40

Even my parents who loved the Beatles in their day agree now that they are bland shite!

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sat 24-Dec-16 09:15:19

Plus anyone who uses 'tis' in a post is automatically wrong grin

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sat 24-Dec-16 10:59:15

So far as being ahead of its time Rolling Stone magazine had this to say about it. "Them" being The Beach Boys.

The Beatles made a point of echoing them on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – an acknowledgment that Pet Sounds was the inspiration for the Beatles' masterpiece

I don't buy into this idea that there was nothing experimental in contemporary popular music before The Beatles made Sgt Pepper.

Would also point out that The Beach Boys sonic experiments were made by Brian Wilson - an actual member of the Beach Boys and a top notch producer unlike The Beatles who relied on George Martin.

There is nothing on Sgt Pepper which comes close to God Only Knows or Good Vibrations (not on Pet Sounds but released in 1966 before Sgt.Pepper)

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