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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Been listening to a lot of instrumental songs in recent weeks which leads me to this question: why aren't Dick Dale, Link Wray, and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Duane Eddy is, and so are the Ventures. Dale, Wray, and the TB's bodies of work are just as, if not more impressive--and no disrespect to Eddy or the Ventures 'cuz I like 'em a lot.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

shin2 wrote:
Been listening to a lot of instrumental songs in recent weeks which leads me to this question: why aren't Dick Dale, Link Wray, and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Neither is Linda Ronstadt... What a joke. Shake Head Grumble
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Technically Herb Alpert is in. He went in in 2006 with Jerry Moss co-founder of A & M records, but I get your point.

The R & R Hall of Fame lost a lot of credibility a few years back when they voted ABBA in. Crazy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
The R & R Hall of Fame lost a lot of credibility a few years back when they voted ABBA in. Crazy

It's become a joke like the Hollywood Walk of Fame... Shake Head

EDIT: I noticed that the recent inductees included Donna Summer and Public Enemy... Huh??? Crazy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Neither is Linda Ronstadt... What a joke. Shake Head Grumble


That is a joke. Ronstadt was both commercially and critically successful with one of the best and most versatile voices ever--rock, country, pop, Latino--she could sing 'em all equally well. It's a shame that Parkinson's disease has afflicted her to the point where she can no longer sing.

I tell you another female singer who deserves to be in the R & R HOF: Joan Jett. If there's a poster gal for rock and roll, it's her. Her discography and bona fides as a rock and roll performer/pioneer/star are beyond dispute.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Technically Herb Alpert is in. He went in in 2006 with Jerry Moss co-founder of A & M records, but I get your point.

The R & R Hall of Fame lost a lot of credibility a few years back when they voted ABBA in. Crazy


You're right, but as you point out, his induction was as a record executive, not a performer. He and the Tijuana Brass were huge in the 60's and 70's. Not only were they commercially successful, but they were really really good.

Re: ABBA. Hell, why not induct The Archies too. Shake Head
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

shin2 wrote:

I tell you another female singer who deserves to be in the R & R HOF: Joan Jett. If there's a poster gal for rock and roll, it's her. Her discography and bona fides as a rock and roll performer/pioneer/star are beyond dispute.


I've had that opinion for awhile and whenever I mention it I usually get this Rolling eyes for a reaction. But if you want simple three chords and a cloud of dust rock and roll there aren't many guys that can do as well never mind women. Besides, who else could turn the theme song to the 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' into a rocker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWQHhKrdtSA
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gaijinmark wrote:


I've had that opinion for awhile and whenever I mention it I usually get this Rolling eyes for a reaction. But if you want simple three chords and a cloud of dust rock and roll there aren't many guys that can do as well never mind women. Besides, who else could turn the theme song to the 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' into a rocker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWQHhKrdtSA


I think people who dismiss Joan Jett really aren't aware of her body of work or her significance in rock and roll.

Yeah, I'm familiar with her version of the MTM theme song. Jett has done many many covers over the decades; a lot are better than the originals.

Here's one of my favorites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLUmzum-l4M

"New Orleans" was a hit song back in the early 60's by Gary U.S. Bonds (now there's another person who deserves HOF recognition). Her version came out in the 80's and really captures the essence of oldies rock and roll, the rock and roll I grew up on.
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2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

CNN) -- "Teen Spirit" and "Good Times" may be coming to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- sealed with a KISS.

Grunge groundbreakers Nirvana, disco dynamos Chic and the costume-clad, Gene Simmons-led pop metal band KISS are among 16 nominees up for election in the museum's Class of 2014. The deep selection also includes '70s and '80s hitmakers Hall and Oates; college radio heroes the Replacements; New Orleans funkmeisters the Meters; sweet-voiced Linda Ronstadt; and pioneering gangsta rappers N.W.A.

Completing the list: the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, Cat Stevens, Link Wray, Yes and the Zombies.

The list spans more than six decades of rock and pop history and includes both major pop successes -- Chic, Hall and Oates, Gabriel, Ronstadt and Yes all hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart -- and influential players.

Wray, for example, had just two Top 40 singles, "Rumble" and "Raw-Hide," but his dirty, heavily distorted sound proved a precursor for every power-chording shredder who's ever picked up a guitar.

"The musical equivalent of football's forearm shiver," critic Dave Marsh wrote of "Rumble" in "The Heart of Rock and Soul," his compendium of 1,001 great singles. "Short. Nasty. Potentially lethal."

And N.W.A., which put out just three studio albums in its short career, made them count. The blunt "F*** Tha Police," off the second album "Straight Outta Compton," became a cause celebre upon its release in 1988 -- even the FBI was concerned enough to send letters to the group's record company -- and "Niggaz4Life," the group's final record, hit No. 1.

"In many ways the most notorious group in the history of rap," writes Allmusic.com's Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Members Ice Cube, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre all went on to even bigger things, with Dr. Dre, in particular, becoming perhaps the most notable producer in hip-hop history.

Rock fans may be particularly invested in the fates of Nirvana, which kicked off the grunge era with its classic 1991 album "Nevermind," and KISS, which -- despite mixed critical notices during its 1970s heyday -- built a roaring fan base called the "KISS Army" on the backs of incessant touring, pyrotechnic stage shows and several hit albums. As the Rock Hall says in a press release, "Few bands short of the Beatles inspired more kids to pick up the guitar than KISS."

But the other nominees shouldn't be overlooked. Chic, known for such hits as "Le Freak" and "Good Times," was perhaps the best of the disco groups, and its leaders -- guitarist Nile Rodgers, bassist Bernard Edwards and drummer Tony Thompson -- moved smoothly into the '80s thanks to their sleek studio work. The group's sound is still prominent: Rodgers recently popped up on the Chic-like Daft Punk single "Get Lucky."

And the Replacements managed to combine affecting songwriting -- usually courtesy of Paul Westerberg -- with passionate (if occasionally shambling) performances, such as those heard on the songs "I Will Dare," "Unsatisfied" and "Can't Hardly Wait." Besides, the hall may need to find a place for a band that titled an album, "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash."

Voting will be open to fans. Beginning continues through December 10, people can cast ballots at the Rock Hall, Rolling Stone and USA Today. Visit www.rockhall.com/vote, www.rollingstone.com and www.usatoday.com to cast ballots. The top five vote-getters will be listed on a "fans' ballot" that will be tallied along with the other ballots for the Class of 2014. The inductees are chosen by a secret ballot of 600 voters, a group that includes previous inductees, music industry veterans, historians and critics.

All eligible nominees released their first single or album at least 25 years before the year of nomination.

Last year's class included Rush, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer and Quincy Jones.

Linda Ronstadt and Link Wray made the list w00t!

But still no Joan Jett. Shake Head
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Linda Ronstadt

About goddamn time. Grumble
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Film: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'

Premieres nationally Tuesday, November 5 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/jimi-hendrix/film-jimi-hendrix-hear-my-train-a-comin/2660/

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Paul McCartney to play Budokan for first time since the Beatles

Paul McCartney is to play at Tokyofs Nippon Budokan Hall this month, marking his first return to the venue since appearing there with The Beatles in 1966.

And for some fans, the nostalgia even extends to the tickets, with 100 seats for those aged under 25 going on sale for 1,500 yen the same price they were sold at 48 years ago, organizers said.

The rest of the tickets for the May 21 concert, part of McCartneyfs gOut Thereh world tour, are priced at up to 100,000 yen.

McCartney will also perform at Tokyofs National Stadium from May 17 to 18 and another stadium on May 24 in Osaka, organizers said.
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I'm sorta late to the game, but I'm totally addicted to Pharrell Williams global hit, Happy, particularly all those videos from all over the world that the song inspired.

Japan: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=happy+pharrell+japan

Worldwide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MDReKsP3sQ

Phenomenal. Victory! Peace!
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shin2 wrote:

I tell you another female singer who deserves to be in the R & R HOF: Joan Jett. If there's a poster gal for rock and roll, it's her. Her discography and bona fides as a rock and roll performer/pioneer/star are beyond dispute.


Well, she made it w00t! :http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-rock-hall-fame-lou-reed-green-day-20141216-story.html

But Green Day?!!? Head Scratch

I dunno, I guess I'm getting old.
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Well, she made it w00t! :http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-rock-hall-fame-lou-reed-green-day-20141216-story.html


I think it's well deserved.

Stevie Ray Vaughn also made it. I saw him in concert about a month before his fatal helicopter crash. A major talent.
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Looks like we're going to finally find out if Adele was a two-hit wonder: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/6678365/adele-new-album-fall-preview
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I'd like to hear Jake Shimabukuro playing this: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Sabbath-For-Ukulele/dp/0825637546
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I hope this isn't the "Waterloo" for the music industry: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-43924609
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