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  • 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees announced.

    Who should win?

    This year’s list is the biggest to date, with 19 nominees on the ballot. Top noms include:
    Pearl Jam
    Yes
    The Zombies
    Electric Light Orchestra
    Jane’s Addiction
    Janet Jackson
    Journey.

    The rest of this year’s noms, in alphabetical order, are:
    Bad Brains
    Joan Baez
    The Cars
    Chic
    Depeche Mode
    J. Geils Band
    Chaka Khan
    Kraftwerk
    MC5
    Tupac Shakur
    Steppenwolf
    Joe Tex.

    I would vote for Yes, ELO, Journey, Joan Baez and the Cars at a minimum.

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  • #2
    She gets overlooked and rarely is there a mention of her on music discussions, but Joan Baez's contribution cannot and must not be denied.

    Joan Baez
    Yes
    ELO
    Krafwerk
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    • #3
      I can see Yes and Steppenwolf. Maybe MC5 for their all out thrash and political activism. Maybe Pearl Jam.

      The rest simply don't have the body of work and influence, and are formulaic in their work.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mkuller View Post
        Who should win?



        I would vote for Yes, ELO, Journey, Joan Baez and the Cars at a minimum.

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        • #5
          Yes
          ELO
          Kraftwerk
          Cars
          Journey
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          • #6
            did Heart ever get in?
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            • mkuller
              mkuller commented
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              Yes I believe so. They deserved it.

          • #7
            The thing that gets me about these nominees is they are now including rap, dance and hip-hop groups in the Rock and Roll Hall. Makes no sense. That's the job of the Grammys.
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            • #8
              Throw out Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Kraftwerk, Chaka Khan, Joan Baez, Chic, and Joe Tex because none of them are rock & roll artists. Throw out Bad Brains because they pull a vacuum.
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              • #9
                Originally posted by mep View Post
                Throw out Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Kraftwerk, Chaka Khan, Joan Baez, Chic, and Joe Tex because none of them are rock & roll artists. Throw out Bad Brains because they pull a vacuum.
                Forget the awards or general popularity for a moment, Bad Brains were consummate players. If you listen to i against i you can hear how deft they are- they could turn on a dime. I never heard their original, pre-punk stuff- i gather they were an avant-garde fusion band-- not sure if they ever released any recordings under their pre-BB incarnation. I am very sorry I missed hearing them in their heyday.
                Although I'm not an organized religion kinda-guy, I think Rastafarianism wins:
                great hair
                cool music
                smoke mountains of reefer.
                Sadly, my pot smoking days are long behind me, but 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
                Did you ever hear the record Heart of the Congos, MEP?

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                • #10
                  I never heard Heart of the Congos, but I have been to Jamaica. I just checked out a little bit of it on Youtube and it sounds interesting.
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by mep View Post
                    Throw out Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Kraftwerk, Chaka Khan, Joan Baez, Chic, and Joe Tex because none of them are rock & roll artists. Throw out Bad Brains because they pull a vacuum.
                    its not what we think but what more than 600 historians have to say and who they vote for:

                    https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/induction-process

                    my knee-jerk reaction is somewhat like yours but IMHO, the Bad Brains nomination actually has merit.
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by mep View Post
                      I never heard Heart of the Congos, but I have been to Jamaica. I just checked out a little bit of it on Youtube and it sounds interesting.
                      It is a very cool record. I'm writing about it now. The copy to get, if you can track one down, is the Blood & Fire remaster from the UK--they put a lot of work into that re-do. It's an amazing production, done on very basic equipment--i think Lee Perry even had one of those old Teac 4 tracks in his studio. But, it is laced with great harmonies, that slow reggae backbeat and despite it mystical vibe, is very accessible --you "get it" immediately, but it is something you'll want to come back to, sort of addicting. Really extraordinary record. I only brought it up b/c I was thinking about various reggae records when you raised the Bad Brains nomination- they were one of the few Rasta-punk-hardcore bands. Sadly, the lead singer has been, shall we say, "erratic"?

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                      • #13
                        About time!

                        Yes they can! YES will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Class of 2017, it was announced this morning. The induction, following two previous nominations, will occur one year shy of the legendary progressive rock band’s 50th anniversary.

                        “What an honor this is for us and all involved with the history of this band,” shares guitarist Steve Howe. “We thank all the Yes fans who have been so passionate over the decades, and helped us to keep the flag flying. It is the fans who have constantly demanded our inclusion. They have been heard.”

                        “We look forward to accepting this esteemed award next spring in honor of our fallen brother, Chris Squire, who would have been delighted to see his musical vision finally receive such recognition,” adds drummer Alan White. “We thank everyone who voted for YES. We’ll see you soon, Cleveland!”

                        The members of YES who will officially be inducted into the Rock Hall are the ‘UNION‘ tour line-up: current members White and Howe, the band’s late bassist and founding member Chris Squire, and former members Jon Anderson (vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Tony Kaye (keyboards), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Trevor Rabin (guitar).

                        “YES was like my first girlfriend, to whom I was hopelessly committed,” says Bruford. “Despite a couple of wrinkles, I’m glad to hear the old girl is in fine shape.”

                        Kaye confirms, “I am honored to be included in YES’ induction. I am delighted for my friends in the band, and I salute Chris, without whom it would never have happened. Chris would have been so very proud.”

                        In addition to Steve Howe and Alan White, YES’ current line-up includes Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015).

                        About YES
                        Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total in its career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.
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                        • mkuller
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                          Glad Yes will be inducted but it won't be the same without Chris Squire.
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