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#16    schizoidwoman

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:10 AM

I'm really surprised that Alice Cooper isn't already in there and on a personal level, I'd like to see Procol Harum inducted too!


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

George Thorogood is another one. I suppose it depends on one's definition of Rock and Roll. If we consider Chuck Berry's and Little Richard's music as original and true R&R, then only artists who follow their style would be playing real R&R.

As the music evolved, how far away from Berry and Richard can we go to consider it Rock and Roll?

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:32 PM

I'll give my opinion on your list:

The Moodies are not the only such band, ostracized by the Hall... check out this list...

KISS - Should be in
Depeche Mode - I guess (was never a fan)
The Cure - Should be in
Chicago - No doubt they should be in
Hall and Oates - I don't think so.
Rush - They should be in
Alice Cooper - He should be in
Moody Blues - Of course they should be in
E.L.O. - I would put them in
Cheap Trick - Not sure
Bad Company - Yes
Peter Frampton - Yes
Heart - Yes
T-Rex - No
Bon Jovi - Yes
Journey - Yes of course
Foreigner - Yes of course
Public Enemy - No
Red Hot Chili Peppers... - Yes

I would also put Yes in without question.


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:28 PM

What about Jethro Tull, Boston and Emerson Lake and Palmer? If Pink Floyd can get in, why not ELP?

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:44 AM

Rush 100%.

Record sales show popularity--  is that a sufficient qualification? (i'm thinking David Cassidy). I remember KISS as popular make-out music in junior high. Does that count?
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:02 AM

The Scorpions ?

46 years performing....The band sold over 100 million albums ( more than twice as many as Rush ).....And 46 fricken years!!!!

As said, the rock and roll hall of fame is not rock and roll.....Bee Gee's?.....Really?

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:58 AM

View PostStarMountainKid, on 18 June 2012 - 11:28 PM, said:

If Pink Floyd can get in, why not ELP?

I think popularity is a big factor. Go down the street and ask random people who the band Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, or ELP, is (I had to look them up myself). Then ask who Pink Floyd is. I think that's a decent gauge on whether a band is more hall of fame worthy.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:27 AM

Yes, it seems popularity is a big factor, but in quality of music it means nothing, of course. I guess it's hard to define what Rock and Roll is. If R&R is Chuck Berry, is it also Pink Floyd?

Then there some bands that sound like R&R, but don't have the soul or serenity. It takes some experience and knowledge to discern the difference. That's why I listed Kiss, for example. It sounds like R&R, so it must be the real thing, right? I think not.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:16 AM

View PostSakari, on 19 June 2012 - 01:02 AM, said:

The Scorpions ?

46 years performing....The band sold over 100 million albums ( more than twice as many as Rush ).....And 46 fricken years!!!!

As said, the rock and roll hall of fame is not rock and roll.....Bee Gee's?.....Really?

Ya, I'll vote for the Scorps too.. although I really don't like them, I've seen them live 4 or 5 times, but they aren't really my cup of tea still. They do still have a few spots on my iPod too... but it's pretty rare that I don't skip the songs when they come on. But they still deserve a spot.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:30 AM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 19 June 2012 - 05:16 AM, said:

Ya, I'll vote for the Scorps too.. although I really don't like them, I've seen them live 4 or 5 times, but they aren't really my cup of tea still. They do still have a few spots on my iPod too... but it's pretty rare that I don't skip the songs when they come on. But they still deserve a spot.

Their current drummer James Kottak will always have a spot in my hall of fame. He has his own little rock n roll/punk band Kottak (it used to be Krunk) where he plays guitar and sings. I saw them back in 2000 or so at the Warped Tour, as a little side band on a tiny stage in the booth area. My friend and I were pretty much the only two watching them play, and we stayed the whole time and loved them. After their set he thanked us for watching them and gave us both a free CD. I will always remember that as a great moment. I loved that CD, but lost it a long time ago, and remembered it recently. Oddly enough, I found it on Amazon last week, and the CD just came today!

But I didn't know until 10+ years later that he was now in The Scorpions as their drummer. And the drummer of his band I saw that day back at the Warped Tour was Tommy Lee's from Motley Crue's sister, lol. Time to listen to that CD. I haven't yet.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

View PostSakari, on 19 June 2012 - 01:02 AM, said:

The Scorpions ?

46 years performing....The band sold over 100 million albums ( more than twice as many as Rush ).....And 46 fricken years!!!!

As said, the rock and roll hall of fame is not rock and roll.....Bee Gee's?.....Really?

Scorpions should be in without question.    I used to have all their albums (or tapes).    Blackout was my favorite.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

Everybody's going to get in eventually. It seemed cool at first but has devolved into more of a joke for me. On a side note... Devo should be in lol.


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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:25 AM

Mr.Myiagi said:

Devo should be in lol.


I'd vote for Devo and the B-52's as well.
Also King Crimson.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:22 PM

View PostStarMountainKid, on 20 June 2012 - 02:25 AM, said:

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I'd vote for Devo and the B-52's as well.
Also King Crimson.

Why would you vote for Devo?


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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

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Why would you vote for Devo?
Well, looking at who gets in and who doesn't get in, why not Devo? I know I'd rather listen to Devo than Neil Diamond or Bobby Darin.

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