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The fact that so many books still name the Beatles "the greatest or
most significant or most influential" rock band ever only tells you
how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art. Jazz critics
have long recognized that the greatest jazz musicians of all times are
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, who were not the most famous or
richest or best sellers of their times, let alone of all times.
Classical critics rank the highly controversial Beethoven over
classical musicians who were highly popular in courts around Europe.
Rock critics are still blinded by commercial success: the Beatles sold
more than anyone else (not true, by the way), therefore they must have
been the greatest. Jazz critics grow up listening to a lot of jazz
music of the past, classical critics grow up listening to a lot of
classical music of the past. Rock critics are often totally ignorant
of the rock music of the past, they barely know the best sellers. No
wonder they will think that the Beatles did anything worth of being


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‹Savitr› 19 May 13  
Mingus and Sun Ra were both Brilliant, -relatively- unknown Jazz composers
known for complex, experimentally arranged music. Easily some of the most
incredible musicians of the past century. Not members of the Beatles  @_@  i was
just explaining that most critics are shit. Not just the ones that specialize in
rock. Coltrane made beautiful music, but nothing he's ever produced can even
compare to, say, a masterpiece like the Black Saint & the Sinner Lady. Good
music just tends to be overlooked, overall.
crypt0grams 19 May 13  
thanks, i'll look into it 
(you got a
‹Savitr› 18 May 13  
I didn't say anything about the beatles so im not entirely sure why you brought
them up  .-.
crypt0grams 19 May 13  
i thought you were mentioning what i said on my profile
‹Savitr› 16 May 13  
Mingus and Sun Ra trounced the Duke and Coltrane up and down the street three
ways till Sunday.
crypt0grams 18 May 13  
Beatles' "aryan" music removed any trace of black music from rock and roll: it
replaced syncopated african rhythm with linear western melody, and lusty negro
attitudes with cute white-kid smiles.
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