i don't even know where to begin...
you do realize that the beatles put out albums past 1964 right? when people discuss the beatles' influence do you think they bring up Mr. Postman and Please Please Me?
social commentary? you mean What's Goin' On? the ONE album he made before abandoning the style altogether for more commercial success?
and you won't find a bigger P-Funk fan than me. i put Eddie Hazel up there with Page and Hendrix. but they don't have a single album f**king with anything by the aforementioned acts. Maggot Brain and Mothership Connection come close, but no cigar.
and i just quoted your last statement to further highlight your ignorance.
dumb s**t I was speaking on Beatles whole musical catalouge..even there solo work..all influnced by Black musical acts..they admitted this themselves..the first artist to do social commentary on records were black artist..these white artist were influnced by these black artist..some even stole from them..The Beatles admitted to being influnced by these black artist..
that one album s**ts on Lenon's whole disography...not only did Gaye capture the subject matter..but he backed it up with an amazing voice..I don't get it.. I never said Gaye had more social commentary records then Lenon..s**t after whats going on he had very little..and really the only one that mirrored Whats going on material was a single track off the soundtrack Troubled Man..I know my music..and you say for more commercial success like he sold out..no he was going thru marriage problems and doing alot of soul searching within himself to come up with Classics like "I Want You" and "Lets Get it on"..his overrall material was just better an executed alot better because he had the voice and the exact emotion to back up his message
same w/ Zeppelin n Dylan..I bump some of there music..I love the instrumentals..the lyrics are on point half the time..the vocals are horrible..and that' whats missing..where I feel like P Funk/ Gaye and def Jackson s**t on the artist you mentioned..the messages are on point..the execution is horrible..w/ the exception of Paul Mccartney and somewhat Lenon(he has ok vocal range)