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#1 hawkiconk

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

was sitting at our village park today, watching the river flow
listening to deep tracks

'space cowboy; circa 1968 played
and i thought---

why is steve miller not in the rock and roll hall of fame!!!

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:23 PM

He'd rather fly like an eagle? To the sea?







(okay, bad attempt at a pun)
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

He took the money and ran.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

you're a
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

In Latin, pompatus is an actual word meaning "done with pomp or splendor."
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:47 PM

In Latin, pompatus is an actual word meaning "done with pomp or splendor."

i wasn't ready for that

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:47 PM

i wasn't ready for that

No one ever is

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:02 PM

While it's a little odd the Gangster of Love has yet to be enshrined in the RRHOF with his top 40 radio friendly ditties, he is nowhere near the front of the bus when it comes to deserving snubs.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:08 AM

While it's a little odd the Gangster of Love has yet to be enshrined in the RRHOF with his top 40 radio friendly ditties, he is nowhere near the front of the bus when it comes to deserving snubs.


while miller did indeed own the top40 during the mid80's i would invite you to check out his first 5 album's
serious blues work and progressive rock
try out 'brave new world' 'sailor' and 'no.5'

i would say they are very close to the front of the bus, sitting near chubby checker, chicago and the doobie brothers

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:14 AM

while miller did indeed own the top40 during the mid80's i would invite you to check out his first 5 album's
serious blues work and progressive rock
try out 'brave new world' 'sailor' and 'no.5'

i would say they are very close to the front of the bus, sitting near chubby checker, chicago and the doobie brothers


Brave New World was one of my most listened to albums for a long time, Millers earlier work is pretty much the only stuff from him I listen to.

So many overlooked though, completely agree with Chicago and The Doobies for sure. How about Deep Purple? How is it possible that the band who's song is the first song learned by every aspiring 13 year old guitar player is overlooked?

Rush
Jethro Tull (c'mon, they used a flute!)
SRV
How is Metallica in the HOF and not Judas Priest or Iron Maiden?
The Guess Who
Motorhead
Cheap Trick (who doesn't own Live at Budokan)
Dire Straits
Bad Company (and Free, King Crimson and Mott The Hoople)
Steppenwolf
SuperTramp
John Mayall (your welcome Eric Clapton)
Paul Butterfield Blues Band (if Miller should get in based on his early work so should Butterfield and Bloomfield)

Just scratching the surface, so many, so little time.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

While it's a little odd the Gangster of Love has yet to be enshrined in the RRHOF with his top 40 radio friendly ditties, he is nowhere near the front of the bus when it comes to deserving snubs.


It's best not to take them too seriously. When The Eagles/Aerosmith/all that other garbage get in before The Small Faces, there's something terribly wrong.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

It's best not to take them too seriously. When The Eagles/Aerosmith/all that other garbage get in before The Small Faces, there's something terribly wrong.



Oh I agree entirely, any HOF is to be taken with a grain of salt, especially ones with completely subjective criteria. The Small Faces are just another in a long line of overlooked British bands.

I do like The Eagles though.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:12 PM

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:33 PM

Damn, does that mean I'm not a dude? Even if I also like CCR?

Oh well.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:51 PM

Brave New World was one of my most listened to albums for a long time, Millers earlier work is pretty much the only stuff from him I listen to.

So many overlooked though, completely agree with Chicago and The Doobies for sure. How about Deep Purple? How is it possible that the band who's song is the first song learned by every aspiring 13 year old guitar player is overlooked?

Rush
Jethro Tull (c'mon, they used a flute!)
SRV
How is Metallica in the HOF and not Judas Priest or Iron Maiden?
The Guess Who
Motorhead
Cheap Trick (who doesn't own Live at Budokan)
Dire Straits
Bad Company (and Free, King Crimson and Mott The Hoople)
Steppenwolf
SuperTramp
John Mayall (your welcome Eric Clapton)
Paul Butterfield Blues Band (if Miller should get in based on his early work so should Butterfield and Bloomfield)

Just scratching the surface, so many, so little time.

each of those artists should be in before donna summer for the sake of jesus alou!!

and al kooper?

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:04 PM

was sitting at our village park today, watching the river flow
listening to deep tracks

'space cowboy; circa 1968 played
and i thought---

why is steve miller not in the rock and roll hall of fame!!!

Hey Hawkiconk. I wouldn't worry about it. I cannot recognize the RRHOF as a legitimate museum to honor the greats of the past.

 

What can one say about the term " Rock n' Roll"? Sure, if you look at it loosely, it has changed us all immensely, but if you look at it in a overall musical family tree kind of way, that place in Cleveland seems like rubbish and an overall waste.

 

Whether it be church hymns that inspired the blues or classical music that inspired jazz, I could not tell you, but both Blues and Jazz have inspired Rock n' Roll and to this day keep throwing wood on the fire.

 

Music has divided itself into a lot of different sub-sects. Like it or not that is how it is.

 

In the underground scene, so many have made great contributions that should warrant a HOF election, but that is worthless. Most of these artists would feel embarrassed to receive such a package and reject it.

 

I remember a month or so ago ChiTown mentioning she was listening to Bill Frisell. Frisell is one of, or the best living guitar player on the earth. Frisell can play any style of music. John Zorn's "Naked City" is one piece of the evidence.

 

Robert Fripp is my favorite guitar player of all time. What Fripp has done has influenced 2 generations.

 

Bill Frisell and Robert Fripp are diverse musicians, each on a different path.

 

Not much separates these guys. They are the best of the best, but they will be forgotten at some point. There will be no RRHOF for them and that is why the RRHOF is a sham.

 

HawkiConk - Keep enjoying your Steve Miller Band. It reaches you, makes you feel good, and you are able to chillax with it.

 

Screw the "Rock n' Roll" Hall of Fame!!!

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:16 PM

Sporcle quiz on Rock and Roll HOF:

 

http://www.sporcle.c...ollHOFinductees

 

I've always been a bit surprised that groups like The Smiths (or just Morrisey), ELO (or just Jeff Lynne), Supertramp, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, etc aren't in.  That period/type (broadly) doesn't seem that represented. 

 

I've also been a big fan of Echo and the Bunnymen but they probably don't belong in the HOF.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:39 PM

Jethro Tull (c'mon, they used a flute!)

 

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#19 hawkiconk

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

Bill Frisell and Robert Fripp are diverse musicians, each on a different path.

 

was  fortunate to see joe bonamassa in sioux city a couple months ago

this guy can play a guitar too!!

 

but

my favorite guitarist will always be jerry garcia

he could play any form of music

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:31 AM

why is steve miller not in the rock and roll hall of fame!!!

Why isn't he in the rock and roll hall of fame?  One word:

 

Abracadabra.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 03:37 PM

No Steve Miller, but Awesome Mix # 1 lives up to its name. Chalk one up for Peter Quill's mom.
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:42 PM

Why isn't he in the rock and roll hall of fame?  One word:

 

Abracadabra.

must be a donna summer fan........

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