- Jan 29, 2012
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The problem with history (moreso now than ever) is people attempt to distil it into a narrative, and then they go further and distil it to a very narrow list of dot-points. The Beatles were big, the Beatles were great (I really like their early stuff the most), but they did not exist in isolation or without inspiration from music in their childhood, history or other contemporary bands. Crediting any one band with creating a genre in isolation (Motorhead is another example that's used in this way) is a perfect example of that distillation. Just an observation of mine.