Jon Bon Jovi's HOF acceptance speech

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DK Pete, May 13, 2018.

  1. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    ....possibly *the* most beautifully executed example of pomposity and self-importance I've ever seen from a Rock musician. I'm only posting this because much as their music basically means nothing to me, I understand it's appeal and why this band became big as it did. All well and good. But I simply cannot wrap myself around the perceived "niceness" and "good will" of this individual and I've felt this way about him for a very long time. I *want* to like him but something just doesn't ring true. Is it just me:hide:??
     
  2. dudley07726

    dudley07726 Forum Resident

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    I cant even say this guy is overrated. Average at best. They’re running out of people who actually deserve to be inducted into the HOF. Saw some parts of the show. Thought he sounded fair. Thought the Moody Blues sounded good. Cars sounded horrible. Ocasek sounded terrible. Can this guy even sing anymore or could he ever sing?
     
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  3. Jimmy Agates

    Jimmy Agates Forum Resident

    Here we go another Bon Jovi bashing thread...if this was about the Beetles it'd be closed down but I'm sure this will drag on until all the haters hate.
     
  4. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    I've never been a Bon Jovi fan. Their particular brand of hair band arena rock never connected with me at all.

    However...

    I totally enjoyed their HOF induction, speeches and performance. Howard Stern was a riot, and perfectly set the table. I thought the band was truly in awe of what was happening to them, and their comments were full of affection, humor, and respect of the honor. And then they flawlessly performed an exciting set like a well-oiled machine.

    I'm not running out to buy their stuff, there's no great epiphany. But I was totally sucked into the joy they oozed on stage.
     
  5. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

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    This is literally what I thought when I first opened the thread, another disguised BJ hate thread :rolleyes:


    As far as running out out of people deserving of being inducted, that's pretty ridiculous. I think Bon Jovi is great, but for starters Judas Priest deserved induction over them and several of the other inductees. Last I checked, Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden weren't in either. Instead they wanna induct all these pop artists and rappers that have nothing to do with rock.
     
  6. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The Cars were incredibly robotic; but as i recall, they weren't much different in their "heyday". Ocasek talks the songs more than sings; I think they're a perfect example of a band whose magic (no pun intended) is strictly studio-oriented. I thought Bon Jovi performed quite well; my issue if you want to call it that is with the bands' leader as an individual (or at least, the way he comes across to me).
     
  7. Cooks420

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    Did Bon Jovi release ANYTHING HOF-worthy after New Jersey?
     
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  8. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    While I'm not a BJ fan even remotely, I feel they deserve to be in there for what it's worth. But "Rock" is used more as an "umbrella" term than for a specific genre. Many of the artists in there are as much 'Pop" as they are "Rock"..and maybe more so the former. It becomes very difficult when you start dealing with specific categories.
     
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  9. egebamyasi

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    I'm no fan of Bon Jovi music. I enjoyed all of the speeches by the band. Congrats to them.
     
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  10. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 And I'm The Critic Of The Group

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    Howard Stern was a blast, I’ll say that.
     
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  11. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 And I'm The Critic Of The Group

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    I love the Cars dearly, but yeah, not a great live band
     
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  12. zen

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    ...and imagine if they'd been inducted when they were younger and Ray Thomas was still alive/healthy. But we get Bon Bon Jovi entering straight away.
    As for the speech, you couldn't pay me to watch.
     
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  13. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 And I'm The Critic Of The Group

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    The line defintely gets blurry for sure.

    In addition to different hard rock and heavy metal, there’s a lot of underground music like Captain Beefheart, Can, 80s alternative; I can also point to Kraftwerk as a notable omission, and there’s T.Rex as well
     
  14. gates69

    gates69 Music Junkie

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    It’s Beatles to you good sir! :winkgrin:
     
  15. blueslover99

    blueslover99 Forum Resident

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    I think the true live performer in the band was Ben Orr. Sad that he passed so young, but he leaves a huge hole on stage.
     
  16. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 And I'm The Critic Of The Group

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    To be fair, they waited since about 2009 and this was their second nomination.

    Then again, the Moody’s waited roughly twenty years.
     
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  17. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 And I'm The Critic Of The Group

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    Yeah, defintely a great presence. And yes, his absence was felt for sure.
     
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  18. auto

    auto Forum Resident

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    Has anyone explained why Radiohead wasn’t inducted? If ever there seemed a slam dunk, despite the band’s ambivalence.
     
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  19. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 And I'm The Critic Of The Group

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    I would guess the chances of no performance might have something to do with it? I don’t know; I’m not a Radiohead fan, but they are more than deserving by any reasonable standard
     
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  20. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

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    Yeah, Keep the Faith.
     
  21. Kossoff is God

    Kossoff is God Non-expert on things that pertain to pointlessness

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    I’m not bashing Bon Jovi but I always thought it was music that only appealed to women.
     
  22. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 And I'm The Critic Of The Group

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    It’s music for people who don’t care about music.
     
  23. Roberto899

    Roberto899 Forum Resident

    That's pretty much it for the so called "rock & roll hall of fame" For the most part the museum is music for people who don't care about music.
     
  24. sami

    sami Mono Rules

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    Housewives when they aren't watching The View, and teenage girls.
     
  25. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    When the debut album had just come out and I had yet to buy it, I actually thought Orr's vocals *were* Ocasek but with a slightly different singing style. It sounds very odd to say since one's singing voice was far more melodic than the others' but in a couple of strange ways they sounded similar.
     

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