Monday, March 28, 2011

10 Bands That Should be In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame But Aren't

ck In writing my blog post last week about the ten bands I couldn't stand, I wondered who on that list were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It turns out that there were three - Simon & Garfunkel, Janice Joplin, and the newly inducted Neil Diamond.

In my research I wondered what it took to get into the Hall. Via their website, here's the criterion that is used:

To be eligible for induction as an artist (as a performer, composer, or musician) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the artist must have released a record, in the generally accepted sense of that phrase, at least 25 years prior to the year of induction; and have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence. We shall consider factors such as an artist's musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique, but musical excellence shall be the essential qualification of induction.

In order of their injustice, I present my opinion of the 10 that should be in:
10) The Replacements
9) Red Hot Chili Peppers
8) Robert Plant
7) Journey
6) Jethro Tull
5) Peter Gabriel
4) Yes
3) Heart
2) Kiss
1) Rush

Look for the case for The Replacements later this week

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