Originally Posted by Whatsitoosit
those people just haven't listened to 1 or 2 of their albums completely. I didn't get it until I sat through Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt. Peppers after hearing all their old **** on the oldies station.
Without their later stuff I don't think they would have been as revered as they are today (imo). Also, YES I was joking (as Proggy Man stated)... they are anything BUT underrated in the grand scheme of things. Too bad Ringo was such an underrated drummer
p.s. if anybody here has the chance to see "The Fab Faux"... do it, they are awesome.
I got them when I first heard Rubber Soul and Revolver. A Hard Day's Night the album is underrated in terms of Beatles albums go. The early Beatles emphasized melodies with odd chord sequences. The Stones and the Animals stressed blues music or rootsy music. I think that's why they sound so different than the Animals or early Rolling Stones.
"Any Time at All" and "A Hard Days Night" are prototypical jangle power pop music that would influence the Who and others. "I Should Have Know Better" has that 12 string jangle with sort of folksy influence that would influence many acts like the Byrds. I think "A Hard Days Night" is much underrated in terms of Beatles albums.