Posted: Sep 18, 2008 6:35 pm
in the beatles my favorite was lennon, he had a great voice and wrote some cool tunes. mccartney was too into showtunes, but redeemed himself with his little richard impersonations and helter skelter. ringo was a rocker and at times a great drummer. however, for post beatles recordings, mccartney is my favorite for his work with wings. cold turkey aint bad, neither are instant karma or several others, but most later era lennon sucked. george harrison sucked. he could ape some rockabilly leads and thats about it. stealing his my sweet lord song from the chiffons he's so fine was an incredible blunder. so, in my opinion lennon was best, then mccartney and ringo third. harrison a distant fourth. the rest werent real beatles, except sutcliffe who i've never heard, but what i have heard is that he was an artist and sucked at bass, contributing nothing creatively to the band. of course the only true best of the beatles was pete. billy preson is quite cool and did his thing, but they werent even really a band anymore at that point. george martins contributions to the band were almost all horrible, accompaniments that didnt need to be there taking away from the sound of the band. of course there were exceptions. and how was eric crapton a beatle? other than playing the lead on while my guitar gently weeps and being a member of dirty mac he didnt have any beatles involvment i know of. he does totally suck though, so he's at the bottom of my list too.