2018 Nominees for Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

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  1. Kevin55

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  2. Kevin55

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    Most having nothing to do with R n' R of course.
     
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  4. Matthew Tate

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  5. soundboy

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    The Cars
    Dire Straits
    Judas Priest
    Moody Blues
    The Zombies
     
  6. Malina

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    Bon Jovi pisses me off.
     
  7. Orion XXV

    Orion XXV Music Enthusiast

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    Many of those artists are great... respectable, but they leave you second guessing.

    Bon Jovi has the longevity and a handful of hits, but they fall flat for me.
     
  8. SKean

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    Bon Jovi's no ELP, Tull, Moodys, Frampton, Todd Rundgren, Grand Funk Railroad. The hell with the R&R Hall of SHAME. Change the channel
    and next......
     
  9. Matthew Tate

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    a handful of hits? they have 10 top 10 hits , 4 of them #1 hits. they have a total of 17 top 40 hits
     
  10. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo

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    Tons of rock on that list, but little in the way of roll.
     
  11. stevef

    stevef Active Member

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    Moody Blues have been long ignored by RRHOF who should been in long ago, as well as Jethro Tull... who are not nominated yet again?!!
     
  12. Tristero

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    Not a bad list, several worthy candidates. I'd trade Depeche Mode for a Joy Division/New Order combo myself.
     
  13. SKean

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    Bongiovi
    He still sucks, came about in the lousy lousy lousy mid 1980s. I love Runaway, song rocks, has dynamics to boot. The rest
    of his output, please...............
     
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  14. They all have everything to do with rock 'n' roll.

    Rock 'n' roll was originally an amalgamation of American (and often international) genres. What initially made it different, dangerous, and exciting was its embrace of multi-racial and multi-class genres. It pissed off the establishment. It has defined multiple generations. It wasn't defined by narrow views of particular instruments or people. It mattered whether it kicked some **** and moved others to do so in kind, often in new and inspiring directions.

    I may not personally dig much of Bon Jovi's catalog, but their songs moved people—and they rocked. Nina Simone may not have slung a Strat over her shoulder, but her soulful, melancholy voice and open attack on societal conventions define what rock 'n' roll is at its best. LL Cool J is a hip-hop legend. He comes from a genre that sprang from rock music and was a symbol of a challenging and groundbreaking musical era. Hip-hop music carries a distillation of rock 'n' roll that many so-called rockers have never been able to tap but at its most superficial level. The Cars were a great, rocking, popular band that deserve to be inducted—but not simply because they fit in Clear Channel's definition of what rock radio should be.

    It's actually a fairly impressive list of nominees. I hope the voters keep with the spirit of rock 'n' roll and choose their favorites with anti-establishment variety in mind, not just what a bunch of old fogeys narrowly define as rock music to them.

    Now if they could only curate that place properly...

    Best,

    Bill
     
  15. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    MC5
    Link Wray
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe (as early influence)
    The Meters (as non R & R honorary member)
     
  16. Orthogonian Blues

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    Wot, no Pumpkins?
     
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  17. Kevin55

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    Meh...
     
  18. Depeche Mode
    Judas Priest
    Kate Bush
    MC5
    Link Wray

    Banned For Life:

    Moody Blues
     
  19. nikosvault

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    Your definition please?
     
  20. SoundAdvice

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    Eurythmics
    Judas Priest
    LL Cool J
    The Meters
    Moody Blues
    Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
    The Zombies

    Not my choices, but only groups who can be confident that all appropriate living members will show up.

    Priest before Maiden is an interesting discussion.
     
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  21. FrixFrixFrix

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    My prediction:

    Judas Priest
    LL Cool J
    MC5
    Radiohead
    Nina Simone
     
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  22. OldSoul

    OldSoul Well, I'm a lonesome schoolboy...

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    There are maybe 3 acts on that lists for whom you can say that. Maybe. This comment is silly.
     
  23. micksmuse

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    ZOMBIES, KATE BUSH, CARS, NINA SIMONE (rock & roll?), EURYTHMICS
     
  24. SoundAdvice

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    No Smiths. Are NIN and Kraftwerk still waiting?
     
  25. SoundAdvice

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