Posted: May 26, 2010 10:33 am
Here's my attitude about all music of that era, especially The Hollies. It's what my Mom sang her babies to get them to sleep. Sure it's good, if you like that warm fuzzy feeling of your Mom burping you in a rocking chair.
OK, playin devil's advocate here. . .
First, by "all music of that era," I will assume you mean the 60s.
In the recent greatest bands "holy trinity" thread, you wrote:
Without these 3 bands you, me, and everyone else would be living in the Twilight Zone....thank god they made awesome music that transcends generations and inspires us still today.
OK, the Ramones were big Spector fans. He even produced an album of theirs! If you have that opinion of the Hollies lord knows what you think of the Crystals.
Big Star - obvious Beatles/Byrds influence, among other things. More lullaby fodder?
The Velvets are somewhat of a special case but Lou was a big Brill Building fan and even aspired to be a writer of that ilk for awhile. Certainly that helps explain stuff like "I'll Be Your Mirror."
Care to restate? Just sayin'.