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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    You're the devil.

    Gregorian chant? Classical Indian music? Just shoot me now.

    Lennon and those guys are not Top 40.
    Don't kid yourself. Lennon "and those guys" were Top 40 fodder for years. 'Imagine' came out in 1971 and you can bet they probably played it on American Bandstand (I give it a 13, Dick. It doesn't have a beat and you can't dance to it but a drunk coed would probably put out after hearing it 10 times in a row.").

    Trust me, 100 years from now neither 'Imagine' nor 'Stairway To Heaven' will get play outside of museum exhibits. And STH still attracts the baby emo tweeners while 'Imagine' is backing commercials for the AARP crowd. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Trust me, 100 years from now neither 'Imagine' nor 'Stairway To Heaven' will get play outside of museum exhibits.
    BITE YOUR CANINE TONGUE! :eek::eek::eek:
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    BITE YOUR CANINE TONGUE! :eek::eek::eek:
    LOL! I knew that one would hit a nerve. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post

    "Ask and you ...."
    The lyrics to “If You Imagine”

    IF YOU IMAGINE

    IF YOU IMAGINE ONLY SKY ABOVE
    NO HEAVEN OR HELL BELOW
    IF YOU IMAGINE NO RELIGION OR GOD
    YOU COULDN’T BE MORE WRONG

    CREATION COULD NOT BE BY CHANCE
    GOD REALLY DOES EXIST
    BECAUSE WE WERE MADE IN HIS IMAGE, LIFE IS SACRED
    AND SO YOU COULDN’T BE MORE WRONG

    NO MATTER WHAT YOU MIGHT IMAGINE
    JUST LIKE ADAM AND EVE
    YOU’VE BEEN DECEIVED
    LOVE ISN’T ALL YOU NEED

    IF YOU IMAGINE THE WORLD AS ONE
    AS IF ONLY THEN PEACE WOULD COME
    AND WITHOUT COUNTRIES
    HUNGER AND GREED WOULD END
    YOU COULDN’T BE MORE WRONG

    MAN IS NOT THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS
    MARX AND LENNON WERE GREATLY MISTAKEN
    WITHOUT RIGHTS LIKE PROPERTY IN OUR POSSESSION
    YOUR “BROTHERHOOD OF MAN” IS REALLY SLAVERY

    //: LOVE ISN’T ALL YOU NEED ://

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    LOL! Can the lyrics be more heavy-handed and literal? If You Imagine might be the most retarded thing on the Internet right now and that is saying a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I can't find the lyrics so that will have to wait.

    The idea that Lennon wrote an important song - let alone the third best song - is absurd. However much you like his band or his songwriting, he is still a talentless hack compared to the composers of plainsong, Gregorian chant, Western classical music, classical Indian music, or most global drinking songs. That's also true for virtually every pop music icon. Once the Boomers are gone, their love affair with Top 40 will go with them.

    I think it's fine to write a counter-song but it's really laughable for this guy's detractors to criticize the effort as "blasphemous" or as some kind of violation of "imaginary" musical rules or protocols.
    Gregorian chants? LOL! Who the Hell listens to Gregorian chants?
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    Gregorian chants? LOL! Who the Hell listens to Gregorian chants?
    Everybody who studies music formally and a lot of interested others. Believe me, the structure of 'Imagine' isn't worth studying. Miley Cyrus' 'Breakout' was more musically complex and intellectually challenging than "Imagine".

    Say! Can you sing any of her hits? Because about 5 million kids sure can. :D
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    Snap, I dont think rock music is going anywhere. Its accessible and when done well it is one of the most impactful art forms (if not the most impactful) in history.

    And if you think the Beatles suck because of politics you're an idiot. If there is one thing liberals have its that we make much better music.
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    I don't think the Beatles would make it through an Idol competition these days. The music may have been cutting edge for the day but with a couple exceptions it sounds stupid to me. While I'm blaspheming, Stevey Wonder music is equally stupid sounding. :o

    I'll take Rock Classics for a thousand Alex.:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    I don't think the Beatles would make it through an Idol competition these days.
    That the Beatles probably wouldn't succeed on American Idol says a lot about American Idol and none of it is good.
    Last edited by The Night Owl; 10-01-2008 at 08:46 AM.
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    What's all this Beatles stuff? Everyone knows that Led Zeppelin was the greatest band of all time.

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
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