King ego Drake gets a tattoo that shows him 'ahead' of The Beatles

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    I'm not a pop star, but if I was and I'd somehow overtaken what's generally recognised as the most important band of all time, on any metric whatsoever, I think I'd probably struggle not to mark that somehow.
     
  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Must be a very fragile ego if all the untold riches, millions of fans, sold out tours and worldwide critical acclaim wasn't enough. But Yeah! Success! Wealth! LOOK AT ME! I'm the biggest!
     
  3. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    I think we've exhausted the opportunity for discussion on this topic now tbh.
     
  4. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Let popstars be swaggering popstars. It's entertaining
     
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  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    That's true. :D
     
  6. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Well without outing anyone my friend works at LJMU and this was part of a wider discussion about how clueless the students are. It was remarkable because the college has a building named after Lennon. :D

    I think editor is over-estimating how invested I am in this convo if he thinks I would go to the trouble to invent this anecdote. :rolleyes:
     
  7. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    I've had a version of the White Album cover all across my back since birth, and the Beatles hadn't even released it then.
     
  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I don't think you invented it but I am having trouble believing that a large amount of students in Liverpool would say that they have never heard of John Lennon (and presumably The Beatles).
     
  9. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Didn't the beatles claim they were bigger than god or jesus or something.

    Same old..
     
  10. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Maybe they're just fed up of people banging on about them
     
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    No, 'The Beatles' didn't. John Lennon did. And America went nuts and it (partly) led to Lennon's assassination. I think Drake will be OK though.


    More popular than Jesus - Wikipedia
     
  12. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Oh, I always thought John Lennon was in the Beatles. I must pay attention more
     
  13. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    you should sue Richard Hamilton for copywright infringement - got to be worth a few mill at least...
     
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  14. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    You must have missed the part where the band distanced themselves from Lennon's remarks, ejected him from the group, and successfully toured the South as "Ringo Starr's Heavenly Trio."
     
  15. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    I don't think it's that remarkable - buildings and institutions of a city are often named after their famous sons, who's fame eventually fades. Maybe Liverpool will be allowed to have some other bands now the dead hand of the fab four is finally loosening. :cool:
     
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  16. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think I might have missed that bit. Like I said, I clearly wasn't paying much attention to them. Have they got back together for a revival tour yet?
     
  17. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Time for them to move over for Cilla Black
     
  18. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Her post-pop career obscures the series of solid gold bangers Cilla rolled out tbh.
     
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  19. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    John Lennon's remarks seem a little tame compared to some of the entertaining nonsense David Bowie came out with while he was spending the '70s snorting his body weight in cocaine.

    Everybody was convincing me that I was a Messiah, especially on that first American tour. I got hopelessly lost in the fantasy. I could have been Hitler in England. Wouldn’t have been hard. Concerts alone got so enormously frightening that even the papers were saying, ‘This ain’t rock music, this is bloody Hitler! Something must be done!’ And they were right. It was awesome. Actually, I wonder … I think I might have been a bloody good Hitler. I’d be an excellent dictator. Very eccentric and quite mad...

    ... Listen, I mean it. I’ll bloody lead this country, make it a great fucking nation. I can’t exist happily and make records and be safe because, man, it’s depressing … Everyone whimpering about the state of things. So what do I do? Just sit by and wait for someone else to sort it all out? No way. The masses are silly. Just look at the cultural leaders of today. Once they were Humphrey Bogart, James Dean and Elvis Presley. Now it’s Robert Redford and John Denver … and these are supposed to be the degenerate Seventies. It doesn’t look good for America. They let people like me trample all over their country.

    David Bowie: Ground Control to Davy Jones
     
  20. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    My daughter has heard of The Beatles but was convinced that they came from Birmingham :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
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  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Not sure why you're trying to quibble over this. The Beatles didn't release a collective official press release making this claim. The comment was blabbed out by Lennon. I don't imagine the rest of the band were too thrilled now that the KKK were coming to their gigs.
     
  22. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    She loves you royt! royt! royt!
     
  23. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I don't know who dis Drake is. Did he used to hang out with Josh?
     
  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

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