Rock and Roll Hall Fame Class of 2020 is...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ModernDayWarrior, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. jblock

    jblock Forum Resident

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    Maybe Todd will get into the rap hall of fame? I don't see Crimson getting in while Robert Fripp is alive. He would not go for it unless the current lineup is inducted and the hall isn't going to go for that.
     
  2. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

    Whitney Houston shouldn't even be nominated....and I say this as a fan of hers.
     
  3. BIGGER Dave

    BIGGER Dave Forum Resident

    Seriously! Don’t get me wrong, Whitney was amazingly talented, but this is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, not the Pop Music Hall of Fame. Whitney could dance and certainly sing, but Pat rocks! Disappointing.
     
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  4. arthurprecarious

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    It can’t be any good without Rory Gallagher or Warren Zevon. I mean - Whitney Houston - Rock n Roll?
     
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  5. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    Judas Priest is such an influential force in heavy metal, it’s absolutely absurd that they aren’t in this thing.
    Kraftwerk is THE influence in electronic music and most modern music...again ridiculous that they are again overlooked.

    The criteria that the HOF uses for induction specifically state that influence is a key component to induction...yet these two bands still aren’t in. Complete hypocrisy IMO.

    Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artists' contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll.
     
  6. DrProgQuest

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    They aren't going to induct R&B singers like Arethra Franklin and not induct Whitney Houston. She was an iconic singer in that genre for decades. The Hall long ago included soul, R&B, some blues and jazz etc in the broad scope. No surprise at all that Houston in.
     
  7. newelectricmuse

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    Indeed. And also in interviews when they tried to label Motorhead "heavy metal".
     
  8. DrProgQuest

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    Then you don't understand the broad basis of the acts they've been inducting for decades.
     
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  9. DrProgQuest

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    I would argue for Tangerine Dream before Kraftwerk in terms of electronic music. I would be surprised if either ever get in though.
     
  10. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Tommy James has written and recorded many classic rock songs which are instantly recognizable in popular music. Some of those songs include 'Mony Mony,' 'I Think We're Alone Now,' 'Crimson and Clover,' 'Crystal Blue Persuasion' and 'Draggin' The Line' and 'Sweet Cherry Wine.' Some of his songs are even played by high school marching bands.
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    How many gold and platinum records does it take to enter the RHOF?
     
  11. Murph

    Murph Somewhere...under heaven

    And Jon Landau gets in
     
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  12. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    I'm happy to see T. Rex get in. Marc Bolan deserves this recognition. And with his induction, one member of John's Children gets into the RRHOF - the only one who had any chance at all.

    But, let's face it, this place should be renamed the Popular Music Hall of Fame. It would be more accurate, given the list of inductees each year.
     
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  13. Jmac1979

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    I'm a much bigger Pat Benatar fan but let's be real. Whitney was far far bigger so it makes sense. People seem to forget how massive she was 1985-1995 or so because of her personal trainwreck drama. No doubt Pat was big too, but even Crimes Of Passion sold about 1/3 what both Whitney's debut as well as The Bodyguard did
     
  14. DrProgQuest

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    These Rock HOF classes used to be jam packed with heavyweight iconic bands that were all no doubters, and the live induction shows frequently had great end of show "jam band" collaborations and moments that were worth watching (and recording).

    Now, as we get into the 90s eligible era, the classes are less substantial and iconic. Doobie Bros in this one is really the only band close to iconic, but even they are "second tier" iconic. All the more ridiculous to keep passing over certain long running bands that are iconic and influential.
     
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  15. markp

    markp I am always thinking about Jazz.

    Doobie Brothers!
     
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  16. Jmac1979

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    Depends on what you consider iconic. For my age group and people I know, Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode are far more iconic and legendary to us than The Doobie Brothers
     
  17. pmdclassics

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    Well they need to rename the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to "The MUSIC Hall of Fame". They keep putting NON Rock acts in this R n R Hall of fame, what the...
     
  18. Rentz

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    and once again it re-enforces that the rock and roll hall of fame just doesn't really matter, it isnt about impact on their peers or anything its all about popularity and selling tickets

    t-rex absolutely deserved this though, and i was honestly surprised they got it.
     
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  19. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

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    Do you seriously think he was for real?

    PS--That was called "a joke."
     
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  20. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

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    You mean like since the very first year this thing existed? Why do people constantly have to be reminded that non-rock acts have gone in every year since year one?
     
  21. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

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    What other user names did you used to post under? Would not bet against Karl Farbman.
     
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  22. Jmac1979

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    Non rock performers have been getting in since the first class, people just make excuses for 60s artists that they won't for those who came along later. Whitney is no less rock than The Supremes or Percy Sledge but they get a pass because of this torch people carry for the 1960s while hating all music that came later. Whitney, like other controversial inductees like Madonna, Donna Summer, ABBA and Janet Jackson (see a pattern in terms of gender?) had more well known songs on a single album than Percy had his entire career, but again, "60s, man"
     
  23. DrProgQuest

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    Without any indication it was, I'm not going to assume. He might be a huge Greg Kihn Band fan. There will be even wackier suggestions than that in this thread.
     
  24. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

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    I think the indication was the sheer mention of Greg Kihn.
     
  25. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind

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    Slim pickings for the future inductees, expect to see Adele in there next to Billie Eilish one day
     
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