2018 Rock N Roll HOF Nominees

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  1. cybermgk

    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Only thing I would say about the cars, is their music defined a small era of pop music. They were the iconic, post punk, video age band, and did merge guitar rock with synth pop. Not sure that's enough to make it in, if using my standards. 6 Albums is all. Dire Straights only has/had 6 as well. But, I would give them the nod over the Cars.
     
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  2. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    You make sense, mate. I never really thought about it that way.
     

  3. Sct13

    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Yea I'm not a supporter of that place....

    However I do support the idea of a RRHOF .....its just run as a joke
     

  4. mgenet

    mgenet Earth = Cheese Burger Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    • Rosetta Tharpe
    • Link Ray
    • MC5
    • The Zombies
    • Rage Against the Machine
    'Nuff said...
     
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  5. Campbell

    Campbell Senior Member

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    Enough already! And the winner is...
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  6. Nippon

    Nippon You looking at me? Premium Member

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    The RRHF is a big wank run by wankers. I don't think the inductees even take it seriously.
     

  7. Cozmik Cowboy

    Cozmik Cowboy Senior Member

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    Best RRHOF moment, IMO - Steely Dan quizzing the audience ("Who was the original drummer in the Mothers Of Invention?")
     

  8. Telechamp

    Telechamp Senior Member

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    Like 'em or not, it's time that the Moody Blues got in. I mean, come on..
     
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  9. Raidersfan

    Raidersfan Senior Member

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    The Moody Blues have been overlooked far too long. Correct this ignorance and finally get them in there.
     
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  10. Raidersfan

    Raidersfan Senior Member

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    Let’s face it, the RRHOF is never going to be what any of us want. It is so subjective, and the powers that be seem to have a different idea of what Rock N’ Roll is than I do. Of course, even if they did, it would be debatable as to who the best are. I just know for sure that my favorite Rock N’ Roll band, Status Quo will never ever get in and they rock as much as most of those artists in there already. If you’ve never heard of them, check You Tube, there are plenty of examples. Oh, and don’t get me started on why The Moody Blues aren’t already in there............
     

  11. toymaker

    toymaker Senior Member

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    My 6:

    • Bon Jovi
    • Dire Straits
    • Judas Priest
    • Moody Blues
    • Rage Against the Machine
    • Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    Was a tough cut down on The Cars, Radiohead and J Geils - basically #1 is the fans pick...hard to argue with the popularity - the 3 who missed the cut belong there - it will just take time.

    Next 5 are based on a combination of content and influence - 4 are "household" names to anyone familiar with their genre - well, all 5 really are but who is really familiar with Sister's genre these days.

    The RnR HOF will never just be rock - if it was, so room needs to be made to honor those who influenced music as a whole. The last 2 get the nod on that - RATM was making social commentary and bringing it to the forefront of music when no one else could get their message heard...they did not create it, they were not the only ones putting it out there - but they did it in a way that sold records and there is something to be said for that. The also fed into a crossover that is now mainstream.

    Sister belongs in as an influence - without her, the "Sun Records Sound" probably would not have been the same, and may not have happened at all - she showed gospel could sell to the mainstream, opening the doors for so many.
     
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  12. bhmcintosh

    bhmcintosh Les Pauls, Telecasters, and 12strings Premium Member

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    #insert <standard.still.no.Kansas.gripe> here :D
     
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  13. Harry Mac

    Harry Mac Junior Member

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    Seriously? how can Dire Straits not already be in the Rock and Roll hall of fame? I know its exclusive but damn...
     

  14. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Only one name stands out in that list:

    Kate Bush!
    Her 1-4-5 obsessive hooks clearly sets her apart form the rest.
    The feminine pendant of one Chuck Berry.
     

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