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Top 40 rejects: Why are none of these people in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
New York Daily News ^ | March 15, 2010 | Jim Farber

Posted on 03/16/2010 12:16:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Another year, another reason to raise bloody hell over who didn't get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — and who did. Tonight, a fresh class of five historic names will march into the coveted main hall: ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, the Hollies and the Stooges.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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Ouch. Some deserved groups are not among the honored.
1 posted on 03/16/2010 12:16:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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“Top 40 rejects: Why are none of these people in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?”

Because they perform ACTUAL Rock and Roll rather than folk or “pop” garbage?


2 posted on 03/16/2010 12:19:57 PM PDT by Grunthor (Everyone hates the U.S. at least until they need liberated.)
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Which is probably why I'll never go to the R&R HOF, besides the obvious fact it's in Cleveland, of all places.

And the article is wrong--some of Rush's best stuff WAS during what they labeled that "first awful decade"; i.e., 2112, Fly By Night, and Moving Pictures.
3 posted on 03/16/2010 12:20:56 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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Alice Cooper deserves a spot...........


4 posted on 03/16/2010 12:21:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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HELL YES!!!


5 posted on 03/16/2010 12:21:58 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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Agreed.

Lots of GOOD rock acts are rejected just for being too popular. Metal and Prog-rock are all but ignored, as they aren’t respected by whiny critics.

Alice Cooper should have been in years ago, same for Ted Nugent.


6 posted on 03/16/2010 12:22:27 PM PDT by RockinRight (Obama Logic: Global Warming causes blizzards, and deficit spending balances budgets.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Roxy Music - Avalon

Two of the best rock a albums of all time. The hall of fame is a joke.


7 posted on 03/16/2010 12:24:25 PM PDT by slackerjack
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Billion dollar baby
Rubber little lady
slicker than a weasel
Grimy as an alley
Loves me like no other lover

A man who can write lyrics like that needs to be in the RRHF!

8 posted on 03/16/2010 12:24:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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Probably the same reason you and I are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: insufficient talent, appeal, and a** kissing.


9 posted on 03/16/2010 12:25:11 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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The RNR HOF is a joke.


10 posted on 03/16/2010 12:25:31 PM PDT by KevinB (The trouble with liberals isn’t that they're ignorant; it's that they know so much that isn't so.)
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I don't even like Kiss, but how could they not be in? They were cultural monsters and have been around for almost forty years!

Donovan and Dick Dale were also huge influences on the music.

11 posted on 03/16/2010 12:25:34 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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I still can't understand how Rush gets left out of this every year. They've been together over 30 years, millions of albums sold, sell out arenas still to this day, and so on. Having said that, though, I'm not sure they should be in this especially with all of the non-rock groups and people who are in this!
12 posted on 03/16/2010 12:25:35 PM PDT by aegiscg47
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Fans may love these artists but, let's face it, they don't stand a chance: Grand Funk, Styx, Journey, Foreigner, the Moody Blues, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Jethro Tull, Chicago.

Why not? Jethro Tull is absolutely deserving, and why not the others? While Journey and Foreigner were a bit generic, they have their place - and Bon Jovi, by FAR the most popular of the "hair bands" (whether a true hair band is up for debate, I say no) should mean SOMETHING to those uppity jerks at the HOF.

13 posted on 03/16/2010 12:26:14 PM PDT by RockinRight (Obama Logic: Global Warming causes blizzards, and deficit spending balances budgets.)
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Ted’s too conservative, as is Alice.

Gotta be able to spice up the biographies of the honorees (or orneries) with how they (ZOT) their (ZOT) when they were at the (ZOT) in order to (ZOT).


14 posted on 03/16/2010 12:27:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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I didn’t know Chicago was not in. Based upon that, the R&R HOH is not a legitimate entity. Not my favorite Chicago tune, but 25 or 6 to 4 ALONE puts them in.


15 posted on 03/16/2010 12:28:22 PM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: ConservativeStatement; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; ...

1. AFRIKA BAMBAATAA
2. THE B-52s
3. BEASTIE BOYS
4. THE CARS
5. CLARENCE CARTER
6. CHIC
7. JOE COCKER
8. ALICE COOPER
9. DICK DALE
10. DEEP PURPLE
11. DIRE STRAITS
12. DONOVAN
13. DR. JOHN
14. THE FACES
15. THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS
16. LESLEY GORE
17. JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
18. JUDAS PRIEST
19. KING CRIMSON
20. KRAFTWERK
21. LOVE
22. MC5
23. THE METERS
24. MOTORHEAD
25. MOTT THE HOOPLE
26. NEW YORK DOLLS
27. LAURA NYRO
28. THE OHIO PLAYERS
29. THE POINTER SISTERS
30. PROCOL HARUM
31. PUBLIC ENEMY
32. LINDA RONSTADT
33. RUSH
34. LEON RUSSELL
35. THE SPINNERS
36. STEPPENWOLF
37. THE STYLISTICS
38. WAR
39. BARRY WHITE
40. WARREN ZEVON


Very 70s heavy list and very light on “rock and roll” as a pure art form (disco, soul, rap, yes but not rock and roll; hell the Black Eyed Fleas looped Dick Dale’s Miserlou, that right there ought to clinch his nomination...).

I expect most of these names to get in the hall before The Seeds, The Stray Cats, Johnny Burnette Trio (who influenced the Yardbirds and others), Link Wray, Sun Ra, The Fleshtones, Iron Maiden...


16 posted on 03/16/2010 12:28:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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Pete Rose is never gettin’ in. No way.

OOps! Wrong thread. Nevermind.


17 posted on 03/16/2010 12:29:22 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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Deep Purple should be in also.
18 posted on 03/16/2010 12:30:24 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Alice Was AWESOME. Yeah she was repulsive when repulsive wasn’t cool. I caught her once at the Hollywood Sportatorium. The Amazing James Randi toured with her/it helping out with Special Fx like the Guillotine Trick. I think Alice defined pandemonium. But the music still holds together nicely. Some of it.


19 posted on 03/16/2010 12:30:40 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Cheap Trick.


20 posted on 03/16/2010 12:31:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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