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Posted on 10/03/2012 9:53:37 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
Rush, Public Enemy among Rock Hall of Fame noms
By CHRIS TALBOTT, AP Music Writer 6 minutes ago
Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy and N.W.A. are among the group of first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They join returnees Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Donna Summer and Kraftwerk among the 15 artists vying for entry.
Even in the iPod age, the list of nominees up for induction in 2013 is as eclectic as they come. Nominees differ wildly in sound, origin and influence, ranging from the enduring prog rock of Canadian trio Rush and Procul Harum to German proto-electronica act Kraftwerk, the disco of Chic and Summer to the New Orleans funk of The Meters and the blues of Albert King and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Motown also is represented by first-ballot entries The Mavelettes.
Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, acknowledged the extreme variety of this year's nominee class in a Thursday news release.
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Most of all RUSH!!!!!!!! FINALLY!
and still no nomination for KISS.
It’s actually called “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” and none of that is rock and roll any more than William Shatner’s records.
Nope...and another shut out on Bon Jovi, Boston, Chicago, Styx, Foreigner, Def Leppard, Bad Company, Yes etc...
Rush fans always have the biggest outcry for HOF nomination for this band. The HOF bums are notorious for passing them over, too. They had better induct Rush on the first shot.
For my part, I think it’s a disgrace that Deep Purple only gets nominated after Jon Lord’s death. They were the riff factory for just about every metal riff you heard in the 80s.
OK, to each his own, but I never liked Rush. I don’t see what it is that Rush offers. I just don’t feel it. Funny, on cable music channels, Rush is both on the (Current) Rock channel & the Retro Rock channels. Maybe the Classic Rock too. One thing, though, that we probably can agree on: the debate tonight gave me a Rush!
I’d like to see Devo on that list. What’s Kraftwerk doing on there?
Kraftwerk were the Godfathers of Techno, and all other electronic music....I remember when I first heard “Autobahn” in 1974, totally blew me away, unlike anything I ever heard before.
But congrats to Rush for finally getting nominated!
Couldn’t agree more! Sod the HOF
Rush! Finally! Perhaps the Hall is ready to start getting some credibility back.
While Geddy Lee’s singing voice is not everyone’s cup of tea, one has to respect the incredible musicianship of Geddy, Alex, and Neil (sp?).
N.W.A. - One Less Bitch [Foul Language]
I am familiar with their early stuff, I liked them more when they still used acoustic instruments like the flute.
Das Model is a great song. And “Trans Europe Express” was one of the most sampled songs by the early Hip Hop artists.
The THIRD best selling rock band of all time still isn't in the HOF. WTF?
Can’t stand the pre-Permanent Waves albums because of Geddy’s wailing on the earlier albums...but by the 80s he toned it down considerably.
I am also one that never really took a liking to Rush, except Tom Saywer. I am more a Pink Floyd and Metallica guy.
Second look: Rush and Purple overshadowed those non-entities PE and NWA. Political and “gangsta” rap aroused such revulsion in me when I first heard it . . . and I confess it still does today, with the utter hatred, nihilism and racism in it; no redeeming qualities. Used to be a time when something as openly seditious as “By The Time I Get To Arizona” ever got recorded, the performer would end up in federal prison.
Is Frankie Avalon in it yet? If not, he oughta be the one handing the statuettes to these heroes anyway.
WELL IT’S ABOUT TIME!
They’ve only remained relevant since they came out in the mid-70s, taking rock and prog rock in particular to new heights, as well as directly inspiring all of the members of Dream Theater, as well as Geddy Lee inspiring Steve Harris of Iron Maiden.
Hell ya, thats what I am saying. If anything they were inovative and even if you disagree they had some bad ass tunes. Especially for us Rowdy Teenagers at the time.
LOL. The headline for this post made me think that Rush Limbaugh was public enemy among the rock hall of famers. You fooled me.
I love Rush. But Kraftwerk? They had like two hit albums.
"Eclectic" being used in this context as a synonym for "NOT Rock and Roll."
Rush. yes, Deep Purple without a doubt, Heart, no (yes, it's Rock but there are a lot more deserving Bands not in there who should go first.) The rest of these nominees are not Rock, not Rock 'n Roll, and most have never even so much as covered a Rock and/or Roll tune.
Fail, HOF, as usual.
Neil Peart, the octopus.
Their influence is still everywhere.
Rush didn’t have the same lineup as when they really got popular. Their first album was massive rock. I don’t think Neal Peart was on it.
“Working Man” is a great hard rock song.
Knowing next to nohing about rock and roll, I thought the same thing.
Great for Rush finally!
But still they’ve inducted “celebrated rockers” Madonna and Abba but somehow have overlooked Grand Funk, Ten Years After, and Deep Purple. That pretty much says it all.
Damn, how did I miss DP finally getting a nod? Wow.
Now two tiny steps toward legitimacy.
Oderus Urungus will be sorely pissed...
Mid 70’s??? Dude, their first album was released in 1969.
Sign of the end of days... Cats will lie with dogs, rain fall up, etc...
I can’t stand Rush, but I think they deserve to get in, and soon.
No room. Need more ‘rap’ in the ‘Rock&Roll’ HF don’t ya know....
It’s only fair.
Will be seeing them in another month. There is no Plan B.
I don’t know - I’ve gotten kind of used to the idea of Rush not being in the HOF. Sort of beneath them somehow!
As one letter-to-the editor to Rolling Stones wrote regarding the magazine finally writing an article on Rush said:
“Thank you for the article on Rush. F*&^ You.”
Mixed feelings for Rush. On one hand, it is far, far overdue for them to get this recognition. On the other hand, I’ve come to realize the R&R Hall of Fame basically ought to be called “The Hall of Bands Jann Wiener -er, “Wenner” personally likes.”
Of the rest listed:
Deep Purple - Heck yeah! The best concert I’ve ever seen was DP in 1986 on the Perfect Strangers tour. Great band.
Public Enemy and N.W.A. - More examples of Wenner-ism. I get that these two acts were rap pioneers. But, just like Eric B. and Rakim (who made it in a year or two ago), they’ve got absolutely no link to rock music. Start a rap and hip-hop hall of fame if you’re so hot for them, Wenner!
Heart - I was never a big fan of Ann and Nancy, but I give them credit for being ground breakers. There weren’t that many women in the harder end of rock music when they came along. Lots of pop/dance types, and quite a few soul and blues singers, but hard rock, not so much. I’d vote for them on that basis.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - eh.
Randy Newman - meh. He’s okay. I put a lot of other acts ahead of him. (is Warren Zevon in yet?)
Donna Summer - not sure about this one. She’s done a lot of different genres, but I really don’t know if she’d done much that would be considered rock.
Kraftwerk - Absolutely agree with this one. The influence Ralf and Florian have had on rock music, and nearly every other modern genre, is huge. Pretty much any band that’s ever used a synthesizer or a drum machine has taken a cue from their pioneering work with electronic instruments and song structures using them. They kinda wrote the book, so to speak.
Speaking of Maiden and deserving of induction...
Pretty much any album up till Blaze Baily should qualify them on it’s own. Together as a body of work, who can top it? Floyd, Zep or the Beatles perhaps. But that’s all. And debatable.
As for Rush, 2112 and Moving Pictures (Red Barchetta is forever in my top 10) should have earned them the nod. A long time ago.
All that talent going to waste.
They're like the smoking hot chick that doesn't put out.
Yeah! Oooooh... yeah!
Will Reagan also be inducted for inspiring hardcore punk 45 and album art?
Disco Disco Blues Blues Rap Rap Crap Crap.
PUT LINK WRAY IN THE DAMN HALL ALREADY.
“He is the king; if it hadn’t been for Link Wray and ‘Rumble,’ I would have never picked up a guitar’,” - Pete Townsend
‘David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Steve Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen have also been quoted as saying that Wray and “Rumble” inspired them to become musicians.’
Also idolized by John Lennon and the Cramps and and and...
“The definition of ‘rock and roll’ means different things to different people, but as broad as the classifications may be, they all share a common love of the music,” Peresman said.
Apparently Peresman is a poofter and a paid stooge who doesn’t understand ROCK & ROLL.
When is Andy Williams getting in as an innovator/motivator? After all, yutes had to have something to rebel AGAINST.
Notice that the same Iron Maiden that was ignored by radio despite decades of successful stadium touring, will also be ignored by the RnR HOF.
It’s a joke. IM is far older than the rap bands they will put in this year.
If selected, Rush should turn them down. They are far above such banal judgments. :)