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.
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