Sunday, April 17, 2011
Who Was More Important To Rock & Roll Music? Elvis or The Beatles
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Rock & Roll. Is there anything better or a greater representation of Satan in music form than it? But here's some controversy I'm stirring up for you. Who was more important to the genre? Elvis or the Beatles? Both of them, without a doubt, popularized the music to an extent that it became more mainstream. And both took it to places that it hadn't been before (Well, The Beatles more so than Elvis, but more on that in a few). But who was more important? The answer down below. Mo!
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Elvis was a hunka hunka burnin' love of a man. He stole black music and brought it to the masses and made it look like he created it. He was also clean cut, but had hips that didn't fail him, so he was safe, but dangerous and dirty at the same time. But most importantly, he made rock music dangerous, and where would rock be today if it wasn't dangerous? It'd be like jazz probably, and who the hell likes jazz? Squares, that's who, squares. And if the legends are true, then he also died on the terlet, bloated on peanut butter and banana sandwiches and drugs. Now THAT'S Rock & Roll. Hail to the king, baby.
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There's no question about it, The Beatles were more talented than Elvis. Hell, they were probably the most talented group of musicians to ever play rock and roll music in history (Well, sans Ringo, of course. Ringo wasn't talented). They also took music to places that it had never been before. So many facets of rock were transformed and created by them in fact that you'd practically think that they INVENTED Rock and Roll music. They were also as popular as balls. Beatlemania was huge. The only problem? When they disbanded, they never came close to their former glory, just proving that they needed each other. Frak Yoko Ono.
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Sure, The Beatles transformed Rock & Roll, but without Elvis making it so dangerous and cool, The Beatles probably would never have left the dungeon that they started in. By stealing black music, Elvis officially helped forge the union that was needed between the blues and soul to make it popular. So yeah, Elvis was more important to Rock and Roll music. But what are your thoughts? Please leave your comments below.