moreblack Posted April 28, 2011 Share Posted April 28, 2011 Punk may has had an impact, but there's way more to Punk than John Lydon or Sex Pistols.By that rationale you could attribute a lot of what is considered The Beatleses influence to the 60s and not being specifically about them. Like their guiding hand in psychedelia and their effect on fashion, a lot of which was just mod stuff. Some of the stuff in which they were considered pioneers in music involved a lot of cue taking from different bands and avenues of popular culture.A fair argument can be made that the beatles were more influencED than influential.Thing is, everybody was watching and listening to their every move, and were not necessarily aware of where they were getting it from. I'm sure if one asked around back then, "where did you first hear a sitar?" people aren't gonna say a Ravi Shankar record, they'd probably tell you Norwegian Wood.But every band ultimately is just a reflection of what they listened to. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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