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  1. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Agreed, but let's not forget the early work of The Who and The Kinks was also highly influential. Ditto The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, etc.
  2. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    RichP, note that in my comments there was nothing directed at an individual, and the same goes for the other grown-ups on this thread. It's called having an energetic argument, and most of us can manage this without thinking it's a personal threat. However, you seem determined to be a troll and...
  3. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    I don't think you can distinguish between a good energetic argument and being plain insulting, which, bluntly speaking, is what you are being. If you read carefully through the responses you'll see that most of them are responses to the arguments being made. There are joking or general insults...
  4. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Oh dear, another raw nerve touched. I was enjoying this discussion, but as people are now treating lively debate over a piece of fluff as something fundamental to their very existence, I'm off to discuss something lighter, like terrorist bombings. Lighten up, guys. :D
  5. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Well, excusing for a moment the bad grammar, the statement is debatable. Lennon, McCartney and Harrison wrote a large number of great songs, nobody is denying this, not even the most ardent Queen supporter. But bear in mind that because they wrote great songs does not deny that others can write...
  6. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Just find somewhere quiet and dark to lie down. Help is on its way. ;)
  7. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    So you are seriously saying that Hot Space is the same as Queen I is the same as Innuendo? If you mean that Queen is always recognisable as Queen in spite of everything, I'd agree with you - but the same goes for the Beatles.
  8. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Maxwell's Silver Hammer anyone? I think this is the fundamental difference between Queen and the Beatles - there is nearly always a good number of people who like at least some part of Queen's output. What is silly to one person is another person's favourite (e.g. I love their pomp rock pieces...
  9. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Rich, there have been other UK polls in recent years where OK Computer was named no 1 of *all* pop albums (e.g. a poll organised by UK's Channel 4 a couple of years ago).
  10. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    They're not as hugely popular in the UK, believe it or not. The Stones always lost out to The Beatles, Aerosmith never really crossed over into pop over here (they were seen solely as a heavy metal band - the term is used slightly more broadly in the UK). The Beach Boys were seen as a niche act...
  11. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    You know why Sgt Pepper is the best album of all time? Because either it's named as top of the poll or the poll compilers feel obliged to say why it's not top. You don't see them rushing out to explain why e.g. Astral Weeks or Pet Sounds isn't top, do you? But they have to explain about Sgt...
  12. andrew markworthy

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Interesting post, Michael, though with respect I can't say I'm totally surprised. The beauty of Queen is that once you get into them, you want all their stuff. With Elvis, who these days would buy more than a greatest hits album? In the case of the Beatles, a lot of their 'failure' to continue...
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