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So if you take everything into account, song writing, albums, live performances, individual personalities, etc.. who were the best band.. Cheap Trick or The Beatles?

For me, CHEAP TRICK are better in every category, but then I may be ever so slightly biased :Wink:
I love Cheap Trick and I think RN's song writing skills are fantastic. But the Beatles's influence is so far reaching that I voted for the Fab Four from Liverpool.
No band will ever surpass the Fabs, and I wouldn't doubt that Cheap Trick would agree with that statement.
I'm going to say yes. Are they as influential? No, but nobody is, nor will be (no matter what Kanye West thinks). While I understand the influence and why people love the beatles, I just don't. They didn't really "rock". They wrote great songs, but I just can't sit through a Beatles album and listen to their hippy BS. Cheap Trick, on the other hand, can go from pop, to metal, to punk and back again. Their Beatles covers are simply great, which brings back the "Beatles don't rock" argument. I love Daytripper, but I can't listen to the Beatles version. Cheap Trick, on the other hand, make the song rock. Really hard.
while the beatles were great, they just don't even come close to doing it for me like cheap trick does Smile better singer, better drummer, better bass player- ok, let the taking it personal anger begin!!!!
could the beatles do cheap trick? no. cheap trick can do the beatles,yes?
The best band? For me personally.... Cheap Trick. For the world generally? The Beatles. JMHO.
nipsytrend Wrote:could the beatles do cheap trick? no.
Well of course not, silly! :laugh:
This is silly...
Mike Hayes Wrote:This is silly...
I echo this sentiment!
RICK THE CAP Wrote:So if you take everything into account, song writing, albums, live performances, individual personalities, etc.. who were the best band.. Cheap Trick or The Beatles?

For me, CHEAP TRICK are better in every category, but then I may be ever so slightly biased :Wink:
Well, if you are talking about longevity or touring.... :Wink:
Just to let you know, I am taking down the names and making less than flattering sketches of every individual who votes negatively against The Beatles. And on these drawings, all the women are have thin mustaches and devil horns and all the men will be holding something. That's right. I'm the guy who makes the sick drawings in the bathrooms of rest stops all across America.

Sure, we are all intitled to our own opinions but how could so many of you be wrong?


*grabs torches and pitchforks, summons three boys to bring a large wooden cross, tells his son to run home to ma*
Your_Latest_Trick Wrote: Just to let you know, I am taking down the names and making less than flattering sketches of every individual who votes negatively against The Beatles. And on these drawings, all the women are have thin mustaches and devil horns and all the men will be holding something. That's right. I'm the guy who makes the sick drawings in the bathrooms of rest stops all across America.

Sure, we are all intitled to our own opinions but how could so many of you be wrong?
Now who did you vote for again? :laugh:
Now I know why some other band forums don't allow 'versus' threads.

Hey, it's all just personal opinion about a couple of bands (LOL)...... nothing earth shattering there. Smile
Cheap Trick, definitely. Taking into account their longevity, versatility, and they aren't as controversial in their off-stage camraderie....as the Beatles were.
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