Stones vs Beatles

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SkoobaDoo
SkoobaDoo

In 1979, our friends in Canada taught us that there is no need to choose. The Beatles and the Stones go well together. Just listen to the song "I Like to Rock" by April Wine.

sumwhatdim
sumwhatdim

I don't like either one, does that make me an asshole?

ray57
ray57

well i don't like either but i'll take the stones by default due to the fact that the beatles were a boy band that did shitty rip offs of american rock n roll. fuckin mop top sissies.

SLEEPYDOG
SLEEPYDOG

Assholes Please! Stop kissing Ronny's ass it's the Beatles hands down

DelCoTrash
DelCoTrash

exile sons white album (or sargent pepper's).  stones are badass, beatles are pussy

seamus98
seamus98

like both but the stones shitty uneven live show ruins it for them

Verbal Kint
Verbal Kint

Respect the Beatles........listen to the Stones

TheDenRadio
TheDenRadio

I will always go for the Beatles. They are almost like listening to Motown and most of the time you get the same effect after listening to them which is feeling a lot better about things. Stones are great but it's grittier, it's bluesy, and as far as my choice goes, they are harder to sing with than the Beatles. Also if you don't feel better about your life after listening to All You Need Is Love then you've got major problems. You're too damn cool for the room! Enjoy it!

rockdory
rockdory

Remember that the Stones had some 1:30 second pop shit. It's just cooler to say Stones now because they've always been the underdogs.

rockdory
rockdory

Beatles = all hits Stones = some clunkers Both fucking rock.

Capt Jack
Capt Jack

Two different genres. Pop vs Rock. Beatles - Pop.  Stones - Rock

Pompano
Pompano

She came in through the fucking window

CardiffGiant11
CardiffGiant11

Stones. I generally dislike most Beatles songs and enjoy most stones somgs

HummusMagnate
HummusMagnate

People ALWAYS confuse first with best. There is a difference.

sterlingblue
sterlingblue

Stones. I can't understand why anyone would have to even think abou it....

TheBMD1
TheBMD1

Oh crap can I take my vote back? I voted for the Beatles but I thought it said the Bangles.c

Toin Coss
Toin Coss

Just because I heard I wanna Hold your Hand before I heard any Stones....It has to be the Beatles for me

jerkstoresean
jerkstoresean

Beatles are boring. You can throw the Stones on at a party

Recyclerz
Recyclerz

And Ron's brother's back at home with his beatles and his stones

 Ron never got it off on that revolution stuff

What a drag too many snags

notbubba
notbubba

Much like Fez...I could care less about this argument... more concerned with carefully choosing my Eliminator pick this week!!!

ShowerBench
ShowerBench

Personal taste comes into it, but The Beatles inspire wonder

Docintoxicated
Docintoxicated

Stones all the way. I'm rock and roll at heart.  Beatles started off well with the generic pop but once they went hippy and preachy I can't stand them. Also Stones have been performing consistently since 1962 without destroying their image completely. If Lennon lived he would've fucked up the Beatles legacy by being an opinionated prick or just plain selling out completely.

Clover leaf
Clover leaf

Stones. Street Fightin Man. End of argument.

g man jimmy
g man jimmy

until keith's book Life i would have said the beatles without even thinking about it. that book opened me up to a new life... a life where the stones reign supreme. 

BunnyKickButt
BunnyKickButt

Give me the Stones. Not a huge fan of either but if Paint It Black or Ruby Tuesday come on the radio, I'm singing along quite happily. 

C H
C H

I voted the Stones as I don't like scousers

OllieInChicago
OllieInChicago

If Nazi's have my parents, I'm saying Beatles.  If the Russians have my parents, I'm calling their bluff.  We won the Cold War bitches!

Foggy_Otis
Foggy_Otis

Love 'em both but in a Sophie's Choice situation I pick the Beatles

Dead Skippy
Dead Skippy

Love the Beatles. The Stones are too dangerous. 

Vickroy
Vickroy

Despite being born on the day of the Altamont Festival, I'm taking The Beatles 330 electoral votes to 206.

CryBaby1
CryBaby1

 @Capt Jack

 I agree. The Stones were flat out rock. The Beatles could play anything. Rock (Helter Skelter or The Ballad of John & Yoko), Pop (Well, just about the rest of their catalog), 40's music (When I'm 64 and Honey Pie), Country (Don't Pass Me By and Rocky Raccoon) and they did it well. Both bands were good at what they did. But, could you imagine The Stones doing something like Honey Pie?  

Toin Coss
Toin Coss

 @jerkstoresean

 If you were around in 63-64 like I was and heard the Beatles after listening to all that Street Corner Doo Wop stuff, I think you would have a different opinion.  I knew I had finally found my music when my parents didn't like them!? I liked them both equally as well as the Who, Zepplin and the Kinks.

John in va
John in va

@ShowerBench the only thing the beatles do for is get a stupid song gets stuck in my head. That i hate

CamfromToronto
CamfromToronto

 @Docintoxicated I'm not someone who cares much about "selling out" but I'm not sure what Lennon could've done to sell out more than the Stones have.

Docintoxicated
Docintoxicated

 @CamfromToronto It's only really "selling out" if you take a stance against it. But look at how much more commercial friendly the Beatles music is,  strawberry fields selling whole foods, a hard day's night selling scented douches, Help selling the easy button from staples... I mean the possibilities are substantial. Lennon was a snotty suburban kid with outspoken opinions, sooner or later he would've pissed off a lot of his fans.

John in va
John in va

@Pepper Hicks Coughing Fit it goes like this. We all live in the yellow submarine yellow submarine oh wait... lolol bite me lolol