Monday, October 8, 2012

Rush FINALLY Makes the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ballot

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2013, and for the first time the Hall took a step to righting its greatest wrong - the mighty Rush has finally been added to the ballot.

As has been covered here earlier, Rush deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their slight has been the biggest black eye on the organization to most music fans. 

Other potential inductees included on the ballot are Albert King, Chic, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procol Harum, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Rush.

Of this group, here are my odds for making the Hall in this induction:
  • Albert King - 2:1 An influential blues guitarist is the type of guy the Hall loves
  • Chic - 10,000:1  Le Freak is French for I don't think so
  • Deep Purple - 8:1 They wrote the 12 notes that are arguably one of the finest riffs in rock and roll history.  That alone gives them consideration
  • Donna Summer - 25:1 I just don't see the need for the Hall to recognize disco
  • Heart - 50:1 Heart should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.  They won't be
  • Joan Jett - 10:1 If there were no Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, there would likely be no Joan Jett.  Think about that, and then consider how the Hall will treat these two acts
  • Kraftwerk - 15:1 Massively influential, but given the Hall's hatred of prog rock and the more cerebral approach to music, I don't think this act gets in
  • The Marvellettes 100:1 Mr. Postman won't have their invitation to the hall
  • The Meters 100:1 Funk founders won't make it
  • NWA 1:1 They'll get in.  And that makes me sick
  • Paul Butterfield 1,000:1 The dude played Woodstock.  That will have to be enough
  • Procol Harum 1,000:1 As stated earlier, the Hall hates prog rock
  • Public Enemy 2:1 If NWA goes, Public Enemy might not go so as not to appear to be too rap heavy.  But it is only a matter of time before they make the Hall
  • Randy Newman 1:5 Big lefty artist with a wide resume.  Slam dunk
  • Rush 8:1 I'm betting the Hall does them wrong, as they have so many times before

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