One kid in my school tried to start a fist fight because he claimed the Dave Clark Five was the better band.
He must have enjoyed being in a minority. There was a time around 1965 when I admired the Rolling Stones more, mainly because they got busted for urinating in public and it made them seem more edgy and rebellious that the mop-top Beatles, whom some people's parents actually liked. My grandfather used to sing along to "Penny Lane".
They were returning from a gig in March 1965 and turned into a gas station to find a toilet. The attendant (41-year old Charles Keeley) refused them access and...
Mick Jagger allegedly remarked, "We piss anywhere, man" a line that was taken up by Keith and Brian, who repeated it in 'a kind of chant', it was later said in court. Bill Wyman took the opportunity to relieve himself against a nearby wall.
A small crowd began to gather, and some of them yelled encouragement to Bill, while Keeley himself yelled the opposite, as Brian jumped up and down pulling his patented "Nanker" facial contortion. An honourable exception to the growing furore [British spelling] was Charlie, who remained seated in the car, apparently reading the evening newspaper.
"Nanker/Phelge" was a collective pseudonym used on music credits for Jagger/Jones/Richards/Watts/Wyman joint compositions. I don't know what the facial expression looked like (someone needing a pee?)
But I'm with you on Rubber Soul and Revolver. They really had a profound affect on me as a kid.
Don't get me wrong, I went all-out for Sgt Pepper at the time. It was as if the Beatles' maturation went in stages in step with mine. I think, looking back, for my generation it wasn't a question of being a Beatles "fan"; they were just the best, the standard if you like. It was much later, in adulthood, that I started appreciating songs like "Nowhere Man" and "I'm Looking Through You". They were doing acid by then. Their dentist, allegedly, spiked their coffee in early 1965. Also I thought I could see sardonic double meanings in a lot of the lyrics, where they were subverting the conventions of the pop-song genre. There is some good stuff on "Help!" too. I think this was the era where they evolved from mop-top kids into something else. Ringo has referred to Rubber Soul as "the departure record", and Paul has said, "We'd had our cute period, and now it was time to expand."