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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Oct 15, 2019.
Kraftwerk is my favorite band of all times. Loved them since early 70´s. But it´s not R'n'R!!
Ultimate Spinach,Its a beautiful day,Bubble Puppy,Standells, The Kingsmen, The Troggs, Kapt Kopter and the fabulous twirlybirds, Spirit, JO JO Gunne, Guess who..
adding..April Wine, The Illusion, Steppenwolf
My hugely subjective picks...
Todd Rundgren - A wizard, a true star, and a songwriter of astonishing depth. Pioneered the one-man band/self producer while Prince was still in diapers.
Pat Benatar - She changed the game for female rockers as solo acts.
Judas Priest - Thanks to a fruitful partnership with producer Tom Allom, metal took a huge evolutionary leap forward in terms of performance, songcraft, and production.
Kraftwerk - Without them, no EDM and they’re also hugely influential in the early birth of hip-hop which in turn has been hugely influential on rock music like it or not, Dad.
Soundgarden - The best of the Seattle bands, IMHO, with one of the all-time greatest vocalist in rock.
Whitney Houston? No thanks.
I'd like to see The Doobie Brothers and Todd Rundgren get in. The rappers shouldn't even be on that list.
Whitney Houston? Does that mean The Carpenters are already in?
No love for Motorhead? If Lemmy doesn't deserve to be in the Rock 'n Roll hall of fame then I don't know who does.
...and STILL no Link Wray.
The Tragically Hip are an amazing treasure, but the hall is focused on US and British acts. It's a damn shame. Gord and the boys made solid records since the 80's and in the last year's showed will, determination. Grace, too.
Still no Go-Go's.
Judas Priest has had a large influence on bands that have come up since they began. It's hard to imagine the genre of Metal/Hard Rock without their influence.
They get my vote.
I was more of a fan of Demian incarnation!
Whitney Houston, but no Little Feat? Umm...pffft
You know what's not Rock N Roll?
... A hall of fame
For a few months now, I've been coming to the conclusion that rock is suffering from the perception (or reality) of a filled up, static pantheon. That's how you know a genre of music is stepping back from the front of the culture - it perpetually looks backwards, and makes the bar to entry more and more covention-bound. Slapping our backs for having lived in the good old days is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If I were 17 instead of 47, maybe I'd respect and look up to punk, but not much else.
That quote wins the interweb today, hands down