Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

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Who do you for Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Induction?

Bon Jovi
3
3%
Kate Bush*
3
3%
The Cars
11
11%
Depeche Mode
6
6%
Dire Straits*
13
13%
Eurythmics*
5
5%
J. Geils Band
6
6%
Judas Priest*
5
5%
LL Cool J
2
2%
The MC5
2
2%
The Meters
2
2%
Moody Blues*
8
8%
Radiohead*
11
11%
Rage Against the Machine*
6
6%
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
1
1%
Nina Simone*
2
2%
Sister Rosetta Tharpe*
8
8%
Link Wray
4
4%
The Zombies
4
4%
 
Total votes : 102

Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby d'Kong76 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:03 am

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Mets Willets Point wrote:Honestly, when I hear a Cars song it grates on my nerves, it causes a physical revulsion. I can't explain it, but I also can't listen to it.

Nah, I get it. Some peoples voices just don't sit well with ya. There are some
Springsteen songs that make me break out in hives.

Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:07 am

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On the other hand, the Cars had two voices, and one of them was tremendous. It was just what I needed.
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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:09 am

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d'Kong76 wrote:

Greg Hawkes should be in the Hall of Fame for his maraca work on this track alone!
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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Ashie62 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:12 am

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I would consider Greg Hawkes a "voice". His use of new keyboard technology was primary to the Cars' sound.

Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:17 am

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Then Easton is too.

At that Live Aid clip, Hawkes has an Apple IIe or a TRS-1000 or something on his rack.
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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby sharpie » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:19 pm

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MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine? Sister Rosetta Thorpe were pretty obvious picks for me. Went with Dire Straits for the last one but will shed no tears if they have to wait longer. Nina Simone, Eurythmics and Link Wrau got consideration and now I'm wishing I had used that last pick for Link. None of the others are Haml worthy in my nook.

Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:57 pm

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I'm a Dire Straights fan but I don't think of them as a band so much as guys Knopfler played with, as I believe everyone but bass player John Illsley left before their biggest album came out, and they used studio musicians and special guests aplenty.

He's certainly a great talent who probably out to be there as a solo artist anyway.

Radiohead remains a blindspot for me, I just never listened to em. I saw them open for REM once but neither group really had a good night I didn't think.

The Cars evidently remain a topic of controversy here but they have my support. I kinda like Eurythmics but not sure they're exactly kicking down the door of the place.

J. Giels for their legend as a stage band that finally made some hits? OK I guess.

Deserving guys still nit nominated: Rundrgren, Joe Jackson, Midnight Oil
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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Ashie62 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:23 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:Then Easton is too.

At that Live Aid clip, Hawkes has an Apple IIe or a TRS-1000 or something on his rack.


Sure Easton is.

Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Frayed Knot » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:22 pm

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I was big into Dire Straits early on (and I'm rarely into anyone ahead of the curve) but they had, what?, four albums before Knopfler went off to do soundtracks, country duets, solo folky-type stuff.
Nothing wrong with any of that of course but much of it ain't what they call rock and roll. And now all of that leads to the question about whether in the weird world of R&R HoF consideration,
can the the stuff put out under the DS tag get added to his solo portfolio, or does all this shape-shifting mean that he could wind up coming up short on both the solo and group parts of the equation?

The Radiohead train also left the track without me anywhere near it. Don't dislike 'em, just don't know 'em.
Ditto Depeche Mode which I think I assumed was a dessert of some sort.
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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby d'Kong76 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:28 pm

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Cars, Dire Straits, J Geils Band, Priest, Moody Blues for me this year.

Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby seawolf17 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:40 pm

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I went with Priest, Rage, Tharpe, and Link Wray. I'm surprised Wray's not in yet, actually.

My fifth vote keeps bouncing between Dire Straits and Radiohead. I feel like Radiohead is still too current to be a "Hall of Fame" act.
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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Mets Willets Point » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:55 pm

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seawolf17 wrote:I feel like Radiohead is still too current to be a "Hall of Fame" act.


25 years is 25 years.
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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Gwreck » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:24 am

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This is the thread where I point out that inducting 5 artists every year, no matter what, is not a good policy?

YES
Depeche Mode
Radiohead

NO, but I could see the argument
Bon Jovi
The Cars
Dire Straits
LL Cool J
J. Geils Band
Judas Priest
The MC5
Rage Against the Machine

NO
Kate Bush
Eurythmics
The Meters
Moody Blues
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Nina Simone
Link Wray
The Zombies

CATEGORY CONFUSION
Isn't there an "early influences" category that Sister Rosetta Tharpe should be recognized in?

Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Edgy MD » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:48 am

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Sure, and she could be, but I'm not particularly comfortable with the categorization game and the different processes, and her legacy goes beyond that. While lots of folks (Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Elvis, Aretha Franklin, The Staple Singers, The Doobie Brothers) brought the sound of the gospel church to rock 'n' roll, she brought rock 'n' roll to the gospel church.

Hey, let's review our candidacies. In first place, with 10 votes, is the distinctive fingerstyle guitar playing of Mark Knopfler and his band, Dire Straits!

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Postby Edgy MD » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:22 pm

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In second place with eight votes, the pride of Cambridge Massachusetts' Idler Coffeehouse ... The Cars!

(Special extended Greg Hawkes sax outro!)

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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby d'Kong76 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:29 pm

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One day next week I'm startin' a Non-rockin' Nominees for Removal (RnR
HOF 2018-19)
thread.

Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Edgy MD » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:16 pm

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If you're like me, you won't understand two consecutive words of this introduction, so skip to 1:00 for the performance, and you'll see and hear Radiohead do things with guitars you didn't know could be done.

Tied for second.

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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:20 pm

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Tied fourth place, The Original Soul Sister, Sister Rosetta Tharpe:

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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby d'Kong76 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:31 pm

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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Vic Sage » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:34 pm

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I give these my vote:
The Cars
Dire Straits
Eurythmics
Moody Blues


And I could be talked into any one of the following:
The Zombies
Depeche Mode
J. Geils Band
Judas Priest
Radiohead


My initial instinct is to give my 5th choice to either J.Geils or the Zombies.
I'm going with the Zombies for now.

But no way to any of these:
Bon Jovi
LL Cool J
The MC5
Rage Against the Machine
Kate Bush
The Meters
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Nina Simone
Link Wray
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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:41 pm

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Vic Sage wrote:I give these my vote:
The Cars
Dire Straits
Eurythmics
Moody Blues


And I could be talked into any one of the following:
The Zombies
Depeche Mode
J. Geils Band
Judas Priest
Radiohead


My initial instinct is to give my 5th choice to either J.Geils or the Zombies.
I'm going with the Zombies for now.

But no way to any of these:
Bon Jovi
LL Cool J
The MC5
Rage Against the Machine
Kate Bush
The Meters
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Nina Simone
Link Wray


The J. Geils Band is now on the edge of Vic's ballot, a bordeline HOF'er, maybe even an out-and-out full fledged deserving HOFer. There's
been a big change of heart here, perhaps a major re-evaluation, because last year, the Geilers had as much chance as getting Vic's vote as Duffy Dyer had of getting into baseball's HOF.

Vic Sage wrote:I like the J.Geils band. They were a fun, party band in the 70s-80s.... there have been a lot of fun party bands and, yes, they were another one. With exactly one #1 single ("Centerfold") and album (Freeze Frame) to their credit over their nearly 20 year history, and a hit comedy song ("Love Stinks"), they have virtually no musical significance whatsoever. They are no more a HOF-worthy band than Southside Johnny, or the Good Rats, both of whom i have enjoyed also.


viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24866&hilit=geils&start=25

Me, I don't get the HOF voting. It's all so nebulous. I get the Beatles or Chuck Berry, but when you gotta consider some group like the J. Geils Band or Dire Straits, I'm clueless. Big hits? They both had some. Longevity? Decades. Groundbreaking sound? Dunno. Unique sound? Dire more so than Geils, but you could say "unique sound" about just about any band, even an awful one. Mark Knopfler's musicianship? He's great but Magic Dick is a better harmonica player than Knopfler is a guitarist. Magic Dick might be, in fact, the best harmonica player in rock and roll history.
Anyways, this isn't supposed to be an either/or choice. There's room for both. Me, I'll stay out of this discussion and just acknowledge the fun of it all.

Here's a nice read on the J. Geils Band from Charles Pierce for Esquire , written earlier this year just after Geils' death.

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/po ... -obituary/

Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

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Vic gave a 'could be talked into' to Judas Priest. Vic Sage!
I'm good until next year.

Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:15 pm

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Also tied for fourth is our second Boston-based act, The J. Geils Band.

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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:55 am

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Re: Rockin' Nominees (RnR HOF 2018)

Postby sharpie » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:46 am

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Switched my Dire Straits vote to Link Wray. Dire Straits were a goodband that influenced no one. Link Wray, on the other hand, created a recognizable sound.

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