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On Sheer Coolness, Elvis or the Beatles?

Poll #129515 Elvis or The Beatles

I told a friend yesterday I think Elvis was cooler than the Beatles and she thought I was nuts. It won't change my mind any but what do all of you think?

Elvis is The Man, The Beatles took all their cues from him.
7(23.3%)
No way, Elvis was a has-been, The Beatles were way cooler
9(30.0%)
Elvis was pretty cool but at least the Beatles never wore polyester jump suits
14(46.7%)

Comments

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green_noise
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:05 pm (UTC)
The Beatles reinvented themselves mid-career... that's pretty daring stuff to do when you've already made it big. Never saw Elvis getting out the Mellotron and doing Rick Wakeman-type keyboard passages, did we?

That said, Elvis was the very definition of modern American music when he was at his best. People revere(d) him like they revere Jesus. I don't think the same could be said about the Beatles.

wander
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
Re:
Oh, I love the Beatles, don't get me wrong. I mean from beginning to end. I just think Elvis had more of an overall cool persona than the Beatles did. Especially in his youth but even in the end he had so much charisma, despite the polyester...hehehe.

Wander

twilitemystique
Apr. 29th, 2003 06:08 pm (UTC)
Well hon, you already know my thoughts on who was better...but let me just reinforce them in case you've forgotten...


the Beatles Rule, baby!

Heh.
aditu
Apr. 29th, 2003 10:10 pm (UTC)
I don't have an insightful, well-thought out comment, but I'm going to reply anyway.
Although I realize the Beatles started out with big influence from Elvis, I must say he sucks. Well okay, I'll be fair: I personally don't like Elvism at all. The Beatles, however, kick ass.
wander
Apr. 30th, 2003 07:54 am (UTC)
Re:
Everyone has a right to their opinion. I just wanted to know what everyone felt about it. I wasn't really looking for insight here. It's just one of those questions people might ask to find out something about you like "Do you prefer gold or silver?"

Wander
ledaire
Apr. 30th, 2003 08:20 am (UTC)
I prefer silver.
wander
Apr. 30th, 2003 08:22 am (UTC)
Re:
Me too, though if I wear too much it can throw off my balance at times. I wear a black tourmaline pendant everyday for protection. It is wrapped in sterling silver wire on a silver chain but I added a gold ring to balance out the female energy with male. Otherwise I get hot flashes.

Wander
ledaire
Apr. 30th, 2003 08:24 am (UTC)
Re:
That's interesting.
This might sound wierd, but I feel "dirty" when I wear gold.
wander
Apr. 30th, 2003 08:26 am (UTC)
Re:
It's never been my favorite either but I'll wear it for my wedding band when I get married next year. Actually the rings are a mix of gold and silver so it works out nicely.

Wander
ledaire
Apr. 30th, 2003 08:28 am (UTC)
Mentioning the mix of yellow and gold reminded me that I do like white gold, so it must be the brassy yellow that I dont like.
dominitus
May. 4th, 2003 09:04 am (UTC)
I've heard that you're either a Beatles fan, or an Elvis fan... never both. Is this why you've run the poll, Wander? :)

To be honest, I like both Beatles and Elvis music - but I'll take the Beatles over Elvis for sheer variation in song types. :)
wander
May. 4th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC)
I just like Elvis more for his overall personaility and charisma and the fact he was always "cool" not that I don't like the Beatles...I love the Beatles.

Wander
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