Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

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Who
5
19%
Kinks
11
42%
Stones
10
38%
 
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Apr 2018, 16:38

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Matt Wilson wrote:If most of us are in agreement that the Beatles were the best UK band of the era?


There were better bands outside of the UK?


Both the Byrds and the Beach Boys were certainly better than The Who in '65, and Dylan is better than any of the three bands listed above.


But better than The Beatles?
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 14 Apr 2018, 16:38

Between 1965 and 1966 it seemed like many bands dropped the blues influence and then things really opened up. The Stones are very much a case in point.
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Apr 2018, 16:44

Diamond Dog wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:
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There were better bands outside of the UK?


Both the Byrds and the Beach Boys were certainly better than The Who in '65, and Dylan is better than any of the three bands listed above.


But better than The Beatles?


No, that's why I didn't include them. But I'll bet Dylan could give them a run for their money in '65. Basically, you're looking at Bringing it all Back Home and Highway 61 vs Help and Rubber Soul. And then you've got stuff like "Ticket to Ride," "I'm Down," "We Can Work it Out," "Day Tripper," etc. Dylan's only got the "Positively 4th St" and "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window" stand-alone 45s.

I dunno, it might still be close.
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 14 Apr 2018, 16:58

toomanyhatz wrote:Not close. The Pretty Things, on the other hand... :D


that first album is 3/4 covers!

some GOOD covers, but still...
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Apr 2018, 17:03

Get the Picture has its share of covers as well.
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 14 Apr 2018, 17:13

It does, yeah. Probably just as many. And then came Emotions with no covers at all!

It wasn't really until 'Midnight To Six Man' that they proved themselves key players in the 60s SCENE. That song is as good as anything the Stones put out then.
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Apr 2018, 17:14

I don't mind the Pretties at all. I just think it's hyperbole when you and Dave say they're better than the Stones. I mean - what year would that be? 1970, maybe - and only then because the Stones didn't release a studio album.
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 14 Apr 2018, 18:05

The Stones' purported 'golden era' sounds increasingly like a load of old tosh. Tenth-rate blues pastiches/covers, bits of half-arsed 'country', Jagger's unsexy bawling, a lack of energy all round.

If - like me - you think they took a wrong turn with Beggars Banquet, then look to the Pretties.
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby Goat Boy » 14 Apr 2018, 18:06

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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 14 Apr 2018, 18:08

:)

I don't think it's that controversial, really. It just depends what you're looking for. But those Stones' albums are really such a fucking drag.
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Apr 2018, 18:10

"What a drag it is.... with the Stones."

Ah, but the score's tied again. The plot sickens!
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Apr 2018, 18:11

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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby Osgood » 14 Apr 2018, 18:24

As a whole I'd take the Kinks from that lot, but in 1965 they were just starting to find their path. So I voted for the Stones. Any other year afterwards till 1971 it'd had been Ray & Co, even if The Beatles were included in the poll
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Apr 2018, 02:58

Matt Wilson wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:If most of us are in agreement that the Beatles were the best UK band of the era?


There were better bands outside of the UK?


Both the Byrds and the Beach Boys were certainly better than The Who in '65, and Dylan is better than any of the three bands listed above.


I'd buy that.
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Apr 2018, 06:03

I'm not even talking about The Who... or Dylan (who isn't a band).

I'm referring directly to the phrase "If most of us are in agreement that the Beatles were the best UK band of the era?".

I don't understand the need to state "UK" unless there is an implication that there were better non-UK bands.
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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby The Modernist » 15 Apr 2018, 09:23

*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:The Stones' purported 'golden era' sounds increasingly like a load of old tosh. Tenth-rate blues pastiches/covers, bits of half-arsed 'country', Jagger's unsexy bawling, a lack of energy all round.

If - like me - you think they took a wrong turn with Beggars Banquet, then look to the Pretties.


Yes. Agreed.

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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby The Modernist » 15 Apr 2018, 09:24

This was The Who's best year and they get my vote .

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Re: Who vs Kinks vs Stones 1965

Postby Matt Wilson » 15 Apr 2018, 23:06

Well, it looks like the Stones won, barely. I'll start a 1966 poll tomorrow and include more bands - maybe some American ones.
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