Skip to comments.Top 40 rejects: Why are none of these people in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
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.
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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?
Alice Cooper deserves a spot...........
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.
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.
A man who can write lyrics like that needs to be in the RRHF!
Probably the same reason you and I are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: insufficient talent, appeal, and a** kissing.
The RNR HOF is a joke.
Donovan and Dick Dale were also huge influences on the music.
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.
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).
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.
1. AFRIKA BAMBAATAA
2. THE B-52s
3. BEASTIE BOYS
4. THE CARS
5. CLARENCE CARTER
7. JOE COCKER
8. ALICE COOPER
9. DICK DALE
10. DEEP PURPLE
11. DIRE STRAITS
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
23. THE METERS
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
34. LEON RUSSELL
35. THE SPINNERS
37. THE STYLISTICS
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...
Pete Rose is never gettin’ in. No way.
OOps! Wrong thread. Nevermind.
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.
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
I looked at the Top 40 rejects. There are some good ones that certainly should be ahead of “The Stooges”
1. Deep Purple - very influential band. And better than Black Sabbath, (already in)
2. Dire Straits - the last of great rock bands.
3. The Cars - even though I don’t like them, they started New Wave.
Missing from this list:
1. Little Feat
2. Ted Nugent
Yes, Alice deserves a spot for sure. My very first concert ever...(13 years old) was watching Alice from a blanket on the floor of the Long Island arena - Dead Babies, School’s Out...he had the big snake on stage - he was incredible. Blue Oyster Cult and Fleetwood Mac opened the show for him.
i love the rock hall but KISS should be honored. and I hate Jethro Tull.
Jimmy Clifts is not r&r to me anyways.
Because Jan Wenner hates them and he runs the Hall. The whole thing is Wenner’s baby, acts he likes are in, acts he doesn’t like but doesn’t hate get in eventually so he can pretend to be fair, acts he hates have to wait for him to die.
And yet Grand Master Flash is in.
Hey, what about the Michael Stanley Band?
Xanadu live is quintessential Neil Peart.
“Screamin Jay Hawkins”
Did you know he had 67 children? Wonder when he had any time to perform.
The Modern Lovers started new wave (out of a love of the Velvet Underground but not of heroin).
Members moved into other bands including the Cars.
Sex Pistols even covered “Road Runner”.
But the Stooges belong in the hall. Certainly more than the overhyped, White Panther loving MC5.
And neither Chic nor Abba belong in a “rock” hall, but that is my take.
After he got off the stage!
>.Wonder when he had any time to perform.
In between gigs?
Yep, rock “history” as written by Jan Wenner and Dick Clark is incredibly short sighted.
About as relevant as Little Steven lumping a lot of non-garge or even rock into his “Underground Garage” weekly playlist (Bruce Springsteen manages to get a play every week).
I’d be happier with all of them on your list over many names that are in the hall.
Somehow I left Alice Cooper off the list.
Johnny Rivers.....period...his absence makes the RRHOF irrelevant.
Don’t pay attention to the R&RHOF but not including the following tells me they don’t know the good stuff from the fluff: JOE COCKER (best R&R singer of all time), ALICE COOPER (originator of shock rock), DEEP PURPLE (go go godzilla), DIRE STRAITS (I am stunned), DONOVAN (stunned again), THE FACES (stunned once more), MC5 (kick out the Jams MFers), MOTT THE HOOPLE (again stunned), PROCOL HARUM (cannot believe they aren’t in), LEON RUSSELL, STEPPENWOLF (huh, you have to be kidding, the original heavy metal band), WAR (w and w/o Eric Burden), WARREN ZEVON.
The real question is who is actually in the HOF?
I was at a stereo place one time. Just kicking tires on a pair of Klipsch Corner Horns. The guy put in Dire Straights' Money For Nothing. WOW what an intro. As it builds up and then the drums begin. The hair on my arms was standing up, and I felt like the guy in the old Memorex ad.
If you like New Wave, here’s a pretty cool list of bands. Some you’ve forgotten about, and this site helps finding some good stuff on youtube.
I was a little iffy on The Cars, I don’t really consider them rock so much as late new wave/80s pop, but they had an incredible impact on 80s music (some good, some crap).
I was actually shocked that Procol Harum and Steppenwolf weren’t already in, I would have assumed that they would have been inducted in the “second wave” (after major inductees like the Beatles, Stones, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, etc.).
Bruce Sprinsteen. There’s someone that if they never played again, the quality of life in the US would dramatically improve.
Did you know Brian Ferry was pretty right leaning? From his Wikipedia entry...
"In 2008, Ferry alluded to support for the Conservative Party, referring to himself as "conservative by nature," but essentially apolitical. Without elaborating, he stated he was "proud" of his right-wing son Otis and declared the ban on fox hunting "futile." He also alluded to an opposition to "left-wing bitterness" and the spectre of "political correctness," "
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Screamin’ Lord Sutch were there with shock rock theatrics before Alice Cooper but I’m ok with him in the Hall (Lord Sutch also had an open ear for musicians giving some like Nicky Hopkins and Noel Redding their start).
DITTO on both!
Journey. Steve Perry had some of the best vocals ever in R&R.
Heavy Metal Thunder indeed.
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