Skip to comments.Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts....Cat Stevens???
Posted on 02/19/2014 2:47:38 PM PST by hoagy62
Today, the 2014 inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced. Among those being inducted were KISS, Hall & Oates, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, and Linda Ronstadt.
However, one inductee just ruined the whole thing for me: Cat Stevens, or...as he prefers to be known now...Yusef Islam.
How could the RRHOF make such a grievous error? Do they not know that the evil cult that he supports who have them all executed for the very thing that they personify?
It’s a Wild World.
Back before he converted he had a really tight band. He eschewed his successful career for Islam...bad choice IMHO, but he music prior to that was very good.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has - like The Nobel Peace Prize and other awards organizations - Jumped the Shark.
There are no longer relevant and credible.
Cat Stevens was not a rock artist. His created pop music.
Even if he was still Cat Stevens, he wouldn’t belong.
The only one on that list that is truly deserving is Nirvana.
The hall is no different than the Grammys or Oscars. Just a venue to push PC. Nothing legit about it.
The maniacal murdering moslems are gonna freak.
Probably 3/4 of the votes Stevens got were from members that are unable to name more than two of his songs.
I can not stand the treacly Cat Stevens.
When did they ever play a rock-n-roll song?
Nirvana...maybe someday. All they really did is stem in after hair metal became a parody. And Kobain grabbed the James Dean mantle for his generation via shotgun.
Kiss? Definitely based on historical impact and album sales. Hall and Oates? Defined white soul.
Deep Purple overlooked again the RRHOF is a bad joke!
Why isn’t Journey in there?
I thought he was on a watch list. No US entry. Maybe BHO can accept for him. BHO considers himself a “cool cat”...
Here's something to make you feel old. The baby on the Nevermind cover, Spencer Elden, is now old enough to buy alcohol.
yes! Hall and Oates! :)
After 9/11, he said:
I wish to express my heartfelt horror at the indiscriminate terrorist attacks committed against innocent people of the United States yesterday. While it is still not clear who carried out the attack, it must be stated that no right-thinking follower of Islam could possibly condone such an action. The Qur'an equates the murder of one innocent person with the murder of the whole of humanity. We pray for the families of all those who lost their lives in this unthinkable act of violence as well as all those injured; I hope to reflect the feelings of all Muslims and people around the world whose sympathies go out to the victims of this sorrowful moment.
I wouldn't have voted to induct him into the RRHOF.
This year's induction is in Brooklyn, NY. That's right....the Rock Hall doesn't even get to have the induction in Cleveland every year.
I put them in "joke" status when their Women in Rock display included a Carrie Underwood concert outfit.
Kiss-the very definition of parody.
Soul isn’t rock.
There’s a lot of acts in the RRHOF that belong in the Soul or R&B halls of fame.
Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss?
This from the guy who supported the death fatwa against Salman Rushdie. Well, everybody changes, and not always for the better. Nowadays it's Suicide Bombers For Peace...
All of what he said: Shaqiyya.
Never, EVER trust a muslim.
As long as Grand Funk Railroad is not in the RRHOF, it is a big fat joke.
RRHOF has the significance of the ol’ album collection stored in the attic.
After Lennon/McCartney, they are the most sold writing duo.
Yea...roch has no relation to blues either I suppose?
Kiss is indeed parody...done right. Wearing lumberjack shirts and mumbling isn’t doing it right. It’s looking like a dweeb even though there was money in it.
Kiss entertained. Nirvana did...not sure what.
What?! Now hold on just a minute! Linda Ronstadt is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!??!?!!!!
I agree.. nice tunes. I think he was overwhelmed by success and just went the opposite to a shut in, up tight, hateful disciplined religion that is the antithesis of the 60’s .
I recall when he turned moslem people piled up his records and ran them over with bulldozers
I thought induction into the RRHOF was for a lifetime contribution to rock - or a game changer.
Cat was all that for an album or two but he hasn’t been heard from as a recording artist since about 1972.
Pandering to his Muslim-ness, IMHO. If that is the basis, add in Obama for his audio of his bio.
The music from pre-Islam insanity is remarkable. But I do get your point (about Stevens).
Journey. One of the best bands ever. I wonder the same thing.
It's Taqiyya, not "shaqiyya"
Must've been thinkin' Shaquille O'Neal. My bad.
And still no Doobie Brothers.
That’s one more than I can name.
As far as I’m concerned they need to stop inducting anyone. Rock and Roll ceased to exist years ago.
Being a Muslim is no reason to deny him. However the fact that he was never a rocker is. As for Nuge, he never gets any respect. I was looking at a Rolling Stone top 100 guitar players and they have everyone who ever did session work on some obscure blues record in the 30s but no Motor City Madman. Not even an honorable mention. No John Fogerty either for that matter.
Actually, Linda Ronstadt is head & shoulders above everyone else on that list.
I don't know why no one ever seemed to take them seriously.
He must be killed. The Qur'an makes it clear - if someone defames the prophet, then he must die.
Johnny Rivers. He’s sang and performed more hits than many that are in the RRHOF plus he produced and helped many that are already in the HOF. Rivers was responsible for the Fifth Dimensions success and the awareness of Jimmy Webb songs.
They all are just glorified circle jerks. Not to be to subtle about it.
Agreed. It died sometime in the early 1970s.
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