...or destroying "Behind Blue Eyes, by "The Who". Fred Durst is good at acting, from what I've seen, but he should stick to his own songs , because he doesn't do well with covers. The same goes, for Ozzy. I love Ozzy's songs, but covers aren't right for him. I also agree that Dolly Parton's (the original) version, which could also be called "The version", is way better because of her voice, even though she isn't belting it out, and because of her emotion conveyed. It's like in "The Ride"- David Allen Coe, "...can you make folks feel what you feel, inside?". Whitney Houston's cover of "I Will Always Love You" is really popular, but what's popular isn't always right. It's overrated.
I usually disagree with people who say The Beatles are overrated, and I'll tell you why.
It would be like saying black and white televisions programs are overrated, because without them, we wouldn't have made the advances that enabled us to get to where we are today. You are cutting out the bottom of the staircase and expecting to fly.
For their time, The Beatles were innovative and were pioneers in rock music, some of the first of their kind. It isn't really fair to compare them to music that has been made since.
Many of the bands and solo artists that you like would probably disagree with you, too, Jakedockterpdx. All of them have influences and in some way they probably all have been influenced, by "The Beatles", by the band that influenced them being influenced by "The Beatles". Ozzy is a fan of them, and more particularly, of Paul McCartney. He did a cover of theirs. So did Motley Crue, Aerosmith, et cetera.
Ok I think I am going to be killed on this one ... But it's just an opinion, and Please know, that I am NOT saying I don't like them....but my most heretical music opinion is...Drum Rolll..
I think that the Beattles are way too celebrated for what they really are. They were great musicians and composers, but they had contemporary artists as well as good and for some reason I think they were overated. I am SO Sorry.... I still like them though.
You aren't alone in that opinion, but I'm guessing many of you also aren't old enough to remember The Beatles appearing on The Ed Sullivan show for the first time, and the stir they caused.
Their earlier music is very simple really. But it was part of a formula used at the time of radio friendly, singable songs. You can see how they evolved as a group along the way and how their music became more complex.
There were others around at the time who were also very good, but not too many reached the heights or generated the hype The Beatles did. They just had a mass appeal, and for many who grew up in that generation, they were a formative part of their love for music.
Music has truly come a long way since those days, but you can't forget how we got here. I wonder how many modern artists would cite the Beatles as inspiration?