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Old Jun 26, 2008, 06:08 AM   #1
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Which do you prefer of The Beatles of their music, clothing and general style. Them during their mop top stage or post mop top?

Personally, I like The Beatles all the way around but prefer their Mop Top stage although their music became much more meaningful and hit home durin the post mop top.
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 06:48 AM   #2
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I must admit, I prefer the mop top era
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 08:28 AM   #3
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The psychedelic Beatles rule!
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 08:35 AM   #4
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It's really interesting watching all of the movies from front to back, you can see how they change. It really puts things into perspective. I wonder if Ringo or Paul ever watch footage of them from back then and were happy with how they changed and whatnot.
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 08:37 AM   #5
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I love any era of The Beatles but, I have to come down on the side of the post mop top era though, for fashion, general style and the music ultimately!
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 08:53 AM   #6
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For each Beatle, or them collectively?

For Paul I have gotta say Wings. I love the music, the style of the band, the way he and Linda carried themselves and looked after their family while making great music. (Although some people know of my penchant for fat beardy Paul! *purr*)

George, i'm kinda torn between 70s and 68/69 Georgie baby! I love all the tracks that eventually went onto ATMP although I prefer the version of Not Guilty from 1968 and not the corny 70s one! (Sounds like it should be on Moonlighting!)

John...only one era for me...HAMBURG! His voice is amazing, his arrogance and ambition is amazing. Maybe I just think of John as rough and ready with a lovely soft side.

Ringo, 70s. Full stop. Even the corny songs I love, and lets face it there are plenty of them throughout the decade!

Collectively it's gotta be 1968/1969. I know this goes against everything above and it was a slightly depressing period, but I think it was where each of them came into their own and showed their talents individually. Also the way they were still productive throughout all the niggles and arguments really astounds me. Oh, and they all looked really rather lovely...
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 01:05 PM   #7
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If I have to choose, it would be post-mop top Beatles. I love the extermination both lyrically and musically.
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Old Jun 27, 2008, 09:51 AM   #8
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I love it all, mop top, psychedelic, post-psychedelic, experimental studio stuff, depending on the mood I'm in at the time. I'm fascinated by what they did too on their first solo albums.
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 10:28 AM   #9
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the cover of the beatles for sale is the era i like as far as how they looked.
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 02:39 PM   #10
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John: mainly moptop, but he was really cute in his Magical Mystery Tour and Imagine days too. Okay, he was sexy for most of his life lol. The only look I didn't like for him was how toward the end of his life he got on that cooky diet and got so thin. He really didn't need to starve himself like that.

Paul: I dunno, I find Paul got sexier when around 1966. He just started to look more like a man and less like a little kid.

George: When his hair started to get a little longer. The wavyness was a really nice look!

Ringo: The beard was a good look for Ringo.
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 07:04 PM   #11
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I appreciate the mop top era for its historical part as to be seen on the Anthology, I just like what they tell from those days, the feeling to me is much more "english" in a good way, more personal and friendly.

On the other hand, the time after 65/66 is musically much more interesting.

But at least, don't we all love each Beatles-filled-minute?
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Old Oct 04, 2008, 12:58 AM   #12
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When it comes to the music, I like both periods (of course), but I listen more often to the post mop tops music than the mop tops music.
When it comes to reading about and viewing video footage of The Beatles, I like the mop top period most, because at that time everything was cool and great and marvelous and they didn't know what they had coming! Watching interviews from 1963 and 1964 is a LOT more fun that watching interview from later on. The dvd The first US visit is the best dvd there is (apart from Anthology, although they can't be compared). The excitement during that period is just so great! And that dvd really makes you part of it all. Great stuff.
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I probably like them the most as MopTop era overall, but the music I love the most is a little of both, from about 65-67
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John...only one era for me...HAMBURG! His voice is amazing, his arrogance and ambition is amazing. Maybe I just think of John as rough and ready with a lovely soft side.
That's it! The one definition of the Hamburg John I could have been looking for.
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 02:37 AM   #15
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The mop top era for their raw energy, charisma, and general image.

The psychedelic era (67-68) for reaching the pinnacle with their music, and getting more "serious" lyrically, musically and artistically.
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 03:25 PM   #16
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I love them all the time of course, but moptop time is my favorite. I love that they were so young and cute and happy. Yes the music technically got better later on, but the early years will always be the best for me!
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Um... A Hard Day's Night era and Magical Mystery Tour era. But I LOVE their moptop era.
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 07:49 PM   #18
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Moptop all the way.

I love Beatle coiffure and I love the early Beatles and the early music.

I love it all, but I prefer the early.
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Old Feb 18, 2009, 10:32 AM   #19
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I love it all... but the 1964 mop-top days sure looked like fun. They were funny and they were just kids having the time of their lives. Long before all the drama began.
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Old Feb 20, 2009, 04:56 AM   #20
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post-mop top. I kinda despise the early stuff. Even on Rubber Soul with songs like Wait and You won't see me they're lyrically behind the times by quite a way. Look at what the stones were doing lyrically then with Get off my cloud and satisfaction...it's one of the few e.g's when the Stones beat the Beatles to get ahead of the game!
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