Should the Guess Who be in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by keifspoon, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    And I think it's you Canadish folks who're really the ones into the GW. They seem to have been way bigger in Canada than down here.

    Not that they weren't popular in the US, but they're clearly more highly regarded up north!
     
  2. Sondek

    Sondek Forum Resident

    Why did you write this? No one's said anything that implies that.

    If you went with the logic of going by rankings, then Thriller is the greatest album ever (nope!).
     
  3. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Forum Resident

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    Its a long running joke, not directed at anyone or any thread, but has been said before.
     
  4. tootull

    tootull John Norman

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  5. CDmp3

    CDmp3 Forum Resident

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    Yes for Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive
     
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  6. spencer1

    spencer1 Forum Resident

    Good lord at this point just unlock the doors and let anybody who wants to go in in.
    The Guess Who were pretty wonderful.
     
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  7. jeddy

    jeddy Forum Resident

    Someone said " the Canadian Beatles"
    It was kind of true up here in Kanaduh!

    They really did have a Beatles knack for writing great melodies....
    They had " the shinnin'"

    Perhaps marketing from the label kept them from U.S exposure?
    The "biz" was "growing up" along side the band itself up here.

    Maybe they were too "pop?"
     
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  8. jeddy

    jeddy Forum Resident

    What does our host here think of The Guess Who?
     
  9. Yeah, but:

    Clap For the Wolfman
     
  10. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Is BTO in? Because BTO > Guess Who
     
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  11. stanlove

    stanlove Well-Known Member

    No. There is really no significance to them. Just a marginal band with a few hits.
     
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  12. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    No way! :D ("In" or "greater than")
     
  13. Diamond Star Halo

    Diamond Star Halo Forum Resident

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    Incorrect, although the combined mass of the members of BTO is likely greater than that of the Guess Who.
     
  14. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    lets not go nuts
     
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  15. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Well with that logic....Chad Allan & the Expressions must be in too! ;)
     
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  16. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

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    I think they should always be inclusive of at least the main branches of a group's 'tree'...within reason.
     
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  17. tootull

    tootull John Norman

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    :D Too much ...fun.

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  18. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I agree, as their current bass player is Rudy Sarzo, better known for stints with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne! :eek:
     
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  19. CDmp3

    CDmp3 Forum Resident

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    BTO had a lot of hits too
     
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  20. ggjjr

    ggjjr Active Member

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    No, but "alright" was not the impression one was left with from your post.
     
  21. Comet01

    Comet01 Forum Resident

    No Domenic Troiano in that portrait. :mad:
     
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  22. zenarrow

    zenarrow Active Member

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    The RARHOF holds no credibility for me. There should be an option for that. The guess who are pretty good, but if I were one of them it wouldn't matter whether or not the band made it in or not.

    How many and what bands are already in?

    Seems like it should be the elite of the elite bands in there.
     
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  23. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    They may not be significant, in your eyes, and that’s fine. But, to call them marginal with a few hits, that signifies you don’t know your Guess Who. In 5 1/2 years, they had 13 singles in the top 40, one of which went to #1. Not too shabby
     
  24. jeddy

    jeddy Forum Resident

    Zappa would turn over in his grave if he knew he was in there!
     
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  25. Sondek

    Sondek Forum Resident

    If I said I thought they were poop instead then one would've had to accept that as my opinion. :cop:

    But - as I said - I thought some of their stuff was alright.
     
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