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 Post subject: 2017 Rock HOF embarrassment
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:42 pm 
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https://www.rockhall.com/class-2017-inductions

I don't have any specific beef with the choices (I hate most Journey, but they were big), but the Cleveland eighties-hating boomers running that shit show are so narrow minded.

Kraftwerk was nominated this year and didn't get in. Steve Miller got in last year. One is comedian fodder, the other is arguably the most influential group in modern pop music and the foundation of all dance music.

No Cure? No Bangles? No Kate Bush? MC5 (arguably more influential than the Stones) was nominated and not in?

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Rock HOF embarrassment
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:45 pm 
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You kind of had me right up until you said The Bangles.....I mean, no Debbie Gibson? :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:08 pm 
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The fact that The Smiths are still waiting to get in speaks volumes as well. Arguably the most important British band after the Beatles & Stones.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:34 pm 
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Kodiak wrote:
You kind of had me right up until you said The Bangles.....I mean, no Debbie Gibson? :lol:


Ya but Susanna Hoffs was pretty hot back in the day. Those eyes...


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Rock HOF embarrassment
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:08 pm 
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Agree with Smiths.

Bangles had a lot of hits including the number one hit of 1987. And Hoffs is still a stone fox. More deserving than Joan Baez who is really folk. Bangles are certainly more important that Steve Fucking Miller and Buffalo Fucking Springfield.

But I'd put the Cure in first though. That's vital eighties soundtrack. If they had a few more Gen Xers on the panel that would be a no brainer. Kate Bush too.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Rock HOF embarrassment
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:17 pm 
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Not even has Can yet been inducted (and if you don't know the band Can, I feel sorry for you). Talk about overlooking a giant of rock whose tentacles of influence are beyond number. The rock hall is stupid.

Regarding modern dance music and zee Germans Kraftwerk, I think maybe Tangerine Dream are as influential.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Rock HOF embarrassment
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:35 pm 
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If the Pistols are in because of influence, I don't know how Kraftwerk isn't.

Maybe their nihilism is keeping them out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AEMiz6rcxc

At least the Nazis have an ethos.

Also if the Pistols are in, how is MC5 not in?

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Nihilists? Fuck me.........

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How is tupac rock-n-roll? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Rock HOF embarrassment
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:36 am 
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It's not but neither is anything R and B or folk, the definition has expanded. NWA is in.

They should have just called it the Popular Music Hall of Fame or change it now.

But they're stuck in Cleveland.

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