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2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee screechfest

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Cosmo, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    And inducting Notorious B.I.G. who wasn't even one of the 100 best rappers.
     
  2. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I don't know, to me Biggie's like Bo Jackson - a shooting star (no pun intended).
    Packed in the hits but didn't do it long enough.
    Through no fault of his own.
     
  3. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Come on, he gave hope to untold numbers of drug dealers who were aspiring to be rappers. I’m only half kidding. Guy was an enormous cultural influence.
     
  4. misterbc

    misterbc Active Member

    Haven’t the voters ever heard (of) Johnny Winter?
     
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  5. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Still no Little Feat.

    Fuck'em.
     
  6. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    ...But no Snoop.
    also no Zevon, Soundgarden, Rage, Nine Inch Nails.........

    It's just a joke.
     
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    T-Rex? One song played to death - "Bang a Gong" - and one great one you don't hear enough - "Jeepster" - ahead of Mott the Hoople? Disgraceful.
     
  8. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    T. Rex also had 20th Century Boy, but more than that, they influenced a bunch of glam, punk and alternative bands.

    Who did Mott the Hoople ever influence? Their main hit was written by Bowie and actually included a shout-out to T. Rex.
     
  9. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    NIN just got elected.
     
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    At least Depeche Mode made it finally. Now gotta get Oingo Boingo in there. And, of course, Oasis.

     
  11. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    I will draft of that. T-Rex would later get namechecked by The Who as well. Also, The Slider was a better album than Electric Warrior.

    And as stated, the influence in England was huge.
     
  12. Junkie

    Junkie Active Member

    I thought the fan vote winner automatically got in. If not, why have it? That said, DMB sucks out loud (although they are very good live, but that's far more because of the "B" than DM.) so I'm also fine with them being kept out.

    I think Joan Jett got in because she was sort of a Pioneer. I can't think of another female artist who actually played an electric guitar before she and the Runaways did. I don't think she influenced anyone, especially considering biggest hits are covered, but she proved a female could lead a band, play hard rock and appeal to a male audience. And shit, she's 61 and can still bring it.
     
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