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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   The 2013 inductees to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame have been named, and finally, after all these years, a legendary act finally gets the honors. Congratulations, Donna Summer   (cleveland.com) divider line 234
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2012-12-11 10:59:46 PM

Coco LaFemme: Hopefully now all the Farkers with massive hard-ons for Rush will quit biatching that they never get in, and turn their attention to more worthwhile causes.


Cheap Trick anyone?
 
2012-12-11 11:02:56 PM
My guess is some time in the next decade, we'll see Skrillix (skrillex?) get in. That'll be awesome
 
2012-12-11 11:03:37 PM
I would like to see Deep Purple make it in someday. Not just because they should already be there, but to see Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan have an MMA-type brawl in the middle of Highway Star.
 
2012-12-11 11:03:41 PM

Mole Man: Cheap Trick anyone?


Not really a fan, but I agree they belong without a doubt.
 
2012-12-11 11:13:13 PM

The Muthaship: Mole Man: Cheap Trick anyone?

Not really a fan, but I agree they belong without a doubt.


Agrees, it's not kid stuff . . . Link
 
2012-12-11 11:17:32 PM
Coco LaFemme: Hopefully now all the Farkers with massive hard-ons for Rush will quit biatching that they never get in, and turn their attention to more worthwhile causes.

Like Iron Maiden, for instance.
 
2012-12-11 11:17:49 PM
Wait a minute. THAT'S IT?? Only 2 non-performers to make it 8 overall....
 
2012-12-11 11:18:32 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: Good. Now all you insufferable Rush nerds can finally shut the f*ck up.


cry moAr
 
2012-12-11 11:23:32 PM

The Muthaship: Deep Purple being snubbed was one of the greatest sins of the RRHoF even before they admitted Rush.


Agreed, even as one of Fark's biggest Rush fans. Deep Purple, Yes, King Crimson, Procul Harum all deserved to be in years ago, before Rush.

Of course, Rush should've been in years ago, too.
 
2012-12-11 11:25:03 PM

quizkid8279: Coco LaFemme: Hopefully now all the Farkers with massive hard-ons for Rush will quit biatching that they never get in, and turn their attention to more worthwhile causes.

Like Iron Maiden, for instance.


Motorhead
 
2012-12-11 11:34:01 PM

Greta_VanHouten: I'm not a huge Rush fan, but if I could have any 3 people in the world to my dinner party it would be Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Ian Hislop.


Link

I concur :)
 
2012-12-11 11:37:57 PM
The HoF's board is notoriously biased in favor of blacks. Whites (particularly of the Appalachian persuasion) are passed on for any black man who's ever picked up a guitar. Even if their motive is to draw visitors, they can't be credible by overemphasizing acts like Michael Jackson or Donna Summer who have contributed to rock-and-rock as much as my left nut. Year after year they lose favor amongst worthy musicians, and when they run out of half-dead jazzmen and pop stars, the people who remember the jackleg future inductees' will laugh.
 
2012-12-11 11:40:18 PM

chewielouie: Cooper420: chewielouie: Coco LaFemme: Hopefully now all the Farkers with massive hard-ons for Rush will quit biatching that they never get in, and turn their attention to more worthwhile causes.

Styx?

Hey, come on I love Styx (WITH Dennis DeYoung)

http://youtu.be/Sg6ccWZJo4I?t=1m12s

Come on... watch the first song... you know you like it.

I wasn't joking. From about 1978 to 1983, Styx was the most popular Rock band in the country. They had more hits than Van Halen, and Tommy Shaw is just as good as Eddie.

Yeah, that's right, I said it.


I meant to be serious too... I am a huge Styx fan... and Rush, Pink Floyd... well classic rock really.

I've seen em I think 6 times, all without Dennis. Met Todd and Glenn and JY before. Got to see Dennis once and meet him, it was just great.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-11 11:41:50 PM

jeffreyh: The HoF's board is notoriously biased in favor of blacks. Whites (particularly of the Appalachian persuasion) are passed on for any black man who's ever picked up a guitar. Even if their motive is to draw visitors, they can't be credible by overemphasizing acts like Michael Jackson or Donna Summer who have contributed to rock-and-rock as much as my left nut. Year after year they lose favor amongst worthy musicians, and when they run out of half-dead jazzmen and pop stars, the people who remember the jackleg future inductees' will laugh.


I know! What have blacks ever contributed to music other than rhythm? Those racist bastards in the RRHOF. Blacks sure got it easy. I wish I was black, said no one ever.
 
2012-12-11 11:51:41 PM
kibbled: So who is going to induct Rush into the hall?

HITLER
 
2012-12-11 11:53:05 PM
23FPB23: OK people, "rock" in the context of the Hall is a broader use of the term, encompassing a wide variety of popular styles. Its more how the Europeeps use it. So enough of the Donna Summer outrage. Apparently you've failed to notice that induct someone along those lines EVERY FARKING YEAR.

There are quotas...
 
2012-12-12 12:22:07 AM

ComicBookGuy: kibbled: So who is going to induct Rush into the hall?

HITLER


Geddy's mom is a surviver of Bergen-Belsen, and his father was in Dachau, so this seems unlikely.
 
2012-12-12 12:27:44 AM
I didn't bother to read much of this thread because the Rush hate and derision is always strong around here. But to celebrate I just put on Jacob's Ladder as loud as I could get it here in the house. Congrats guys.

/love Randy Newman and PE too
 
2012-12-12 12:29:01 AM

chewielouie: Coco LaFemme: Hopefully now all the Farkers with massive hard-ons for Rush will quit biatching that they never get in, and turn their attention to more worthwhile causes.

Styx?


Now there's a band that truly sucks. They're on my list of bands that make me run away from any speakers vomiting forth their awfulness.
 
2012-12-12 12:32:29 AM
Even odds that Robert Plant inducts Heart.
 
2012-12-12 12:36:50 AM

Elzar: TypoFlyspray:
This isn't a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's a Music Critic Hall of Wanking.

Agrees - its a who's who of bands that will felate the music execs mercilessly.


/ Explain to me again how Flav is Rock 'n' Roll
// Not a Rush fan


Public Enemy did dubstep before there even was a dubstep,

And they did it with Slayer.

SheWatchChannelZero

and they did the Rock/rap fusion better than RunDMC/Aerosmith:

BringTheNoise.

Being one of Rick Rubin's early projects, Public Enemy was one of the first signings that fueled Def Jam Records. Without them, IMHO, Rick wouldn't' have had the capital to help create his other early signings, such as Slayer, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Danzig.

So, I definitely think that Public enemy should be in it.

Donna Summers...not so much
 
2012-12-12 12:40:54 AM

mekkab: Snapper Carr: No problem with PE being recognized - their influence goes well beyond rap music

That "She Watch Channel Zero" sampled Slayer's Angel of Death really really blew me away when I first heard it. This was before the rock/rap crossover was a big thing (*Blondie's Rapture not withstanding).


nor early Run DMC, apparently.
 
2012-12-12 01:54:21 AM
i don't ask for much the truth will do just fine

/don't waste my time
 
2012-12-12 01:59:58 AM
fight the good fight

I do my best to do my part
 
2012-12-12 02:07:52 AM
not many bands i will stand up to. are they in RRHOF. i don't care.

no particular order.

rush
triumph
thin lizzy
badlands
blue murder
kings x
the cult
death angel
 
2012-12-12 02:26:27 AM
Geddy to Rolling Stone "... I certainly have worked with Heart and I know them well. I'm very happy for them. I have great respect for Albert King and for Randy Newman. I don't know the music of Public Enemy very well, but I know they have a very strong fan base. They've certainly played a role in the development of that style of music for sure, so it's a nice group. To be frank, I am disappointed that Deep Purple is not included in that group. Certainly Heart and Rush would not sound the way we sound without Deep Purple. ..."
 
2012-12-12 04:56:17 AM
Thin Lizzy kicks all kinds of ass, including Rush up and down the hairway to steven
 
2012-12-12 05:05:50 AM
also, ms. faithful kicks all their asses three times
 
2012-12-12 05:34:03 AM

Mr. Chainsaw: Good. Now all you insufferable Rush nerds can finally shut the f*ck up.


This.
 
2012-12-12 07:28:09 AM

Coco LaFemme: Hopefully now all the Farkers with massive hard-ons for Rush will quit biatching that they never get in, and turn their attention to more worthwhile causes.


Like good music?
 
2012-12-12 07:30:15 AM

Tat'dGreaser: Like good music?


I know, right? I hate when bands like Rush who can't even play their instruments well become popular.
 
2012-12-12 07:36:05 AM

The Muthaship: I know, right? I hate when bands like Rush who can't even play their instruments well become popular.


How can anyone get past that screeching voice and Godawful song lyrics is beyond me.
 
2012-12-12 07:37:03 AM

Coco LaFemme: Hopefully now all the Farkers with massive hard-ons for Rush will quit biatching that they never get in, and turn their attention to more worthwhile causes.


"STOP LIKING THINGS I DON'T LIKE!!!"
 
2012-12-12 07:38:54 AM

Tat'dGreaser: The Muthaship: I know, right? I hate when bands like Rush who can't even play their instruments well become popular.

How can anyone get past that screeching voice and Godawful song lyrics is beyond me.


Geddy does have an odd voice, but at least it's distinctive. Lyrically, they have their moments. I know they are associated with Ayn Rand, and that is a capital offense on Fark, but they have some very thoughtful ones, too.
 
2012-12-12 07:42:19 AM

The Muthaship: Geddy does have an odd voice, but at least it's distinctive. Lyrically, they have their moments. I know they are associated with Ayn Rand, and that is a capital offense on Fark, but they have some very thoughtful ones, too.


Distinctive is not always good, it's the only voice where I have to turn the radio station anytime they come on. Lulz, what?? Ayn Rand???? That can't be true because then NO ONE on Fark would like them.

Dude, that Freedom of Choice song or whatever, just listen to the lyrics. It's the worst song ever written. Neil Pert I'll give you, he's f*cking good but that's it. Prog rock is either tolerable or just awful. It's pornography for guitar nerds.
 
2012-12-12 07:48:45 AM

Tat'dGreaser: Neil Pert I'll give you


Geddy is considered by many to be a top 5 bassist (for whatever that's worth). Free Will is not that bad. A bit simplistic, but hey, it's rock and roll not a philosophy dissertation. I like Limelight and Subdivisions, and quite a few others lyrically. I think Neil writes most of the lyrics.

There's no making up for it when a person's voice sounds like nails on a chalkboard to you, though. There are lots of bands in the HoF deservedly which I cannot stand to listen to as well.
 
2012-12-12 07:59:36 AM

The Muthaship: There are lots of bands in the HoF deservedly which I cannot stand to listen to as well.


I think we can definitely agree on that
 
2012-12-12 08:00:32 AM

Tat'dGreaser: The Muthaship: I know, right? I hate when bands like Rush who can't even play their instruments well become popular.

How can anyone get past that screeching voice and Godawful song lyrics is beyond me.


What he said.
 
2012-12-12 08:01:09 AM
i171.photobucket.com

/sorry I'm late to the party
 
2012-12-12 08:31:41 AM

The Muthaship: Tat'dGreaser: Neil Pert I'll give you

Geddy is considered by many to be a top 5 bassist (for whatever that's worth). Free Will is not that bad. A bit simplistic, but hey, it's rock and roll not a philosophy dissertation. I like Limelight and Subdivisions, and quite a few others lyrically. I think Neil writes most of the lyrics.

There's no making up for it when a person's voice sounds like nails on a chalkboard to you, though. There are lots of bands in the HoF deservedly which I cannot stand to listen to as well.


There are quite a few guitarists who will say Alex Lifeson is vastly underrated. Go back and listen to some of the guitar work in the albums from the late 70's and early 80's. There is some incredible work done musically during that time by the whole band.

Also, Rush is one of the top 3 bands I have ever seen in concert.

As for Lee's voice, I always thought it made them sound distinctive. Much better than 'generic lead singer number 1' most bands from that era had.

This honor is well deserved and WAY past the time it should have happened.
 
2012-12-12 08:34:38 AM

bluenote13: Alex Lifeson is vastly underrated


I agree with this.
 
2012-12-12 09:17:51 AM

Ebenator: I hope some farmer with photoshop skills will make a Rush-themed "haters gonna hate" pic.


Too busy milkin' the cows and gettin' the crops in,
 
2012-12-12 09:23:34 AM

John Buck 41: Ebenator: I hope some farmer with photoshop skills will make a Rush-themed "haters gonna hate" pic.

Too busy milkin' the cows and gettin' the crops in, most their lives
Living in Ayn Randish paradise


WAFY
 
2012-12-12 09:27:05 AM
My college roommate thought that "Fight the Good Fight" was Rush's best song.

He did not much care for Rush.

What_Would_Jimi_Do: fight the good fight

I do my best to do my part

 
2012-12-12 09:45:48 AM

Tat'dGreaser: The Muthaship: I know, right? I hate when bands like Rush who can't even play their instruments well become popular.

How can anyone get past that screeching voice and Godawful song lyrics is beyond me.


That's why "Working Man" is my favorite Rush song. Less singing. More playing.
 
2012-12-12 10:13:11 AM
Until Slayer is inducted, I refuse to acknowledge the RR Hall of so called Fame.
 
2012-12-12 10:30:06 AM

T.rex: 1. you're acting like residents of Cleveland are the ones who vote, rather than some New York suits.
2. Cleveland IS very Rock N Roll.... I'd say the 3 top radio stations for the past 50 years are all Rock or Rock N Roll based.


You're right. That was unfair of me. Sorry.
Because of all the awesome hard rocking bands from Cleveland like....?
 
2012-12-12 10:32:31 AM

TypoFlyspray: Because of all the awesome hard rocking bands from Cleveland like....?


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-12 10:33:35 AM

Gunderson: Public Enemy did dubstep before there even was a dubstep,
And they did it with Slayer.
SheWatchChannelZero


But we'll forgive them for that because...

and they did the Rock/rap fusion better than RunDMC/Aerosmith:
BringTheNoise.
Being one of Rick Rubin's early projects, Public Enemy was one of the first signings that fueled Def Jam Records. Without them, IMHO, Rick wouldn't' have had the capital to help create his other early signings, such as Slayer, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Danzig.


The stuff they did with Anthrax is surely cred for this purpose? Should it be enough Cred?

So, I definitely think that Public enemy should be in it.

OK. If any rap act deserves it, they do. I'll stop biatching about Them.
 
2012-12-12 10:36:51 AM

Gunny Highway: TypoFlyspray: Because of all the awesome hard rocking bands from Cleveland like....?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x377]


Fair enough. Never heard of them, but if they're from the musical desert that's been the last 2 decades, that's no surprise. My failing, not theirs.
 
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