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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 44
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2012-12-11 03:59:59 PM  
7 votes:
Donna Summers and Public Enemy over Deep Purple? fark that shiat.

Establishment to be Reamed Not Actually Much to Do with Rock And Roll Hall of Critic Validation.

I mean, Blue Öyster Cult isn't there. Never Even Been Nominated so far as I can tell. And they've been doing their thing for 40 years. You don't have a Rock and Roll anything if you don't have Blue Öyster Cult.

No KISS. I don't like their politics either, but their stage presence alone should have earned them a place over any Rap or Disco act.

No Weird Al? Clearly someone is taking themselves far too seriously. Forchristsakes, people, you're in godsdamned Cleveland. You'd have to move to Peoria to be Less Rock and Roll.

No IRON MAIDEN? Seriously? I was kidding about BÖC (some) but to have a place that honors Legendary Rock and Roll acts that doesn't include Iron Maiden is to have a hall of Deserts with no Sand. It's the Man of the Year, Eunuch division.

No Stevie Ray Vaughn. No Warren Zevon? I mean, say what you like about Journey as music for women to sing poorly while drunk, but on a technical level, they surely belong in there before any Rap or Pop group. Devo? Peter Gabriel, Jethro Tull, Yes? I get it, Critics hate Prog Rock. fark Critics. They suck.

This isn't a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's a Music Critic Hall of Wanking.
2012-12-11 04:42:58 PM  
4 votes:
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.


Rush fan and musician here. Like all musicians I know, don't give a single crap about whether or not Rush is in the RRHOF.

Here's to hoping they don't show up for it and shatter the illusion of integrity.
2012-12-12 02:26:27 AM  
3 votes:
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. ..."
2012-12-11 08:06:33 PM  
3 votes:

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


www.alicia-logic.com
2012-12-11 03:30:12 PM  
3 votes:
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.
2012-12-12 12:36:50 AM  
2 votes:

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
2012-12-11 06:18:13 PM  
2 votes:
The HOF is a farking sham without Link Wray.
2012-12-11 06:07:34 PM  
2 votes:

Snapper Carr: Gunny Highway: Priest, Maiden, Slayer, GWAR, DK, Wipers, Maiden, Melvins

I'm sure there are more.

For a long long time, heavy metal was considered beneath serious musical criticism - that's starting to change now so you can expect those bands to get in in the next few years.


Maiden and Priest sat least. Not holding my breath for the others (more fun to list the guys that should be in there but have no shot).

If Kiss gets in for "their stage act alone" then GWAR should too, right?
2012-12-11 05:19:02 PM  
2 votes:
the rock and roll hall of fame is a joke. Now all these bands get to pay a huge amount of money for the honor of going to their own celebration. It's the disgusting epitome of what mainstream rock has become
2012-12-11 03:47:23 PM  
2 votes:

spman: downstairs: 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.


Kraftwerk?

Yeah, Kraftwerk getting the shaft again is pretty lame, they are far more influential to just about every genre of music than most people will give them credit for.


And Joy Division. Most every 'modern rock' band in the aughts aped something from the JD/Kraftwerk catalogue.
2012-12-11 03:34:32 PM  
2 votes:

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.



Kraftwerk?
2012-12-12 01:27:07 PM  
1 votes:

The Muthaship: Mole Man: Cheap Trick anyone?

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


you really have to see them live.
2012-12-12 12:57:43 PM  
1 votes:
Lemme take a second to address Rush.

I like Rush. A Lot. I enjoy their musical virtuosity enough to overlook their frequently overly pedantic lyrics and their silly flirtations with the dessicated corpse of Ayn Rand. I like their overall body of work well enough that I will even forgive them Presto.

I have seen them in concert a couple of times, and they formed a goodly chunk of the soundtrack of my adolescence. 2112, Moving Pictures, and (gods forgive me) Power Windows are among my favorite albums.

If this "Honor" had anything to do with Rock and Roll, they would deserve it.

When they were coming to Nissan Pavillion on 9/9/12, my wife really wanted to go see them, and I went out on youtube to see how they were doing lately...

I like Rush enough to have tried to sing them in Karaoke on a number of occasions (Subdivisions and Red Barchetta). As the result of concert clips from 2008, I can say that I sounded just like Geddy Lee. I'm a baritone.

Sorry, man, you're a great bassist, but time is a bastard, and he's caught up with your vocal cords.
2012-12-12 11:46:13 AM  
1 votes:
Rush is still relevant, they still put out albums that sell, they still pack arenas on every tour...why are they going into a place where it's filled with washed up has beens that play county fairs and dead folks?
2012-12-12 10:32:31 AM  
1 votes:

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


4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-12 07:42:19 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:30:15 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:28:09 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2012-12-11 11:41:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:23:32 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:40:20 PM  
1 votes:
Damn, I can't complain about any of those choices. All well deserving. Congrats, and thanks for all the great music.
2012-12-11 09:16:46 PM  
1 votes:
Just in time for Geddy, Neil and Alex too! 40th Anniversary of Rush in 2014!
2012-12-11 09:09:01 PM  
1 votes:
Good. Now all you insufferable Rush nerds can finally shut the f*ck up.
2012-12-11 08:44:08 PM  
1 votes:

sotua: The Man Who Laughs: Omahawg: this is science fiction written by a 15 year old with screechy alley cat screwing helium vocals

And it's AWESOME.

Actually, it's science fiction written by a 15 year old so that another 15 year old (this one with alley cat screwing helium vocals) can sing it.


And it's STILL AWESOME.
2012-12-11 08:41:09 PM  
1 votes:

The Man Who Laughs: Omahawg: this is science fiction written by a 15 year old with screechy alley cat screwing helium vocals

And it's AWESOME.


Actually, it's science fiction written by a 15 year old so that another 15 year old (this one with alley cat screwing helium vocals) can sing it.
2012-12-11 08:34:48 PM  
1 votes:

Omahawg: this is science fiction written by a 15 year old with screechy alley cat screwing helium vocals


And it's AWESOME.
2012-12-11 08:30:03 PM  
1 votes:
This particular HOF gets more irrelevant every year.
2012-12-11 07:53:36 PM  
1 votes:
2012-12-11 07:18:54 PM  
1 votes:

zabadu:

Nancy divorced Cameron because "he never talked". So you know Nancy must be heard. Little Tommy Mapother the Fourth converted him to the Co$ and she couldn't stand having him try to convert her.


/the true story.
2012-12-11 07:06:11 PM  
1 votes:

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


In a perfect world, Kim Mitchell.


It'll probably someone like Dave Grohl - popular, obvious and acknowledged influence by the band, entertaining when the music stops.
2012-12-11 06:58:13 PM  
1 votes:
Then again, so would've Rush. Where'd you think they got their first big break?
2012-12-11 06:56:30 PM  
1 votes:
My reaction: About damn time, about damn time, good call, jann wenner wut r u doin, jann wenner stahp, and whoa another good call. The Rush, Heart, P.E., and Albert King jams are gonna rock next April, I'm looking forward to it.

T.rex: 1. you're acting like residents of Cleveland are the ones who vote, rather than some New York suits


If Clevelanders got to vote, Michael Stanley would've been in on the first ballot.
2012-12-11 06:42:32 PM  
1 votes:

zabadu: Wonder what they look like without makeup now.
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/Don't be dissin' on Heart, man.
2012-12-11 06:40:11 PM  
1 votes:
I don't care to debate the merits of anyone's election. Just want to see the Randy Newman / PE / Heart jam session.
2012-12-11 06:21:06 PM  
1 votes:

El Freak: The HOF is a farking sham without Link Wray.


i759.photobucket.com
2012-12-11 05:57:40 PM  
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: JULY 4, 1970 THE FIRST AMERICAN TOP 40 COUNTDOWN


It's amazing to see the variety on that list. It has rock, pop, easy listening, soul, folk, country, etc. Todays list is a lot narrower in scope.
2012-12-11 05:34:18 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Talking to a real live girl?
2012-12-11 05:18:43 PM  
1 votes:
No Monkees No Peace
2012-12-11 05:14:51 PM  
1 votes:

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.



Chicago?
2012-12-11 05:02:52 PM  
1 votes:

TypoFlyspray: Donna Summers and Public Enemy over Deep Purple? fark that shiat.

Establishment to be Reamed Not Actually Much to Do with Rock And Roll Hall of Critic Validation.

I mean, Blue Öyster Cult isn't there. Never Even Been Nominated so far as I can tell. And they've been doing their thing for 40 years. You don't have a Rock and Roll anything if you don't have Blue Öyster Cult.

No KISS. I don't like their politics either, but their stage presence alone should have earned them a place over any Rap or Disco act.

No Weird Al? Clearly someone is taking themselves far too seriously. Forchristsakes, people, you're in godsdamned Cleveland. You'd have to move to Peoria to be Less Rock and Roll.

No IRON MAIDEN? Seriously? I was kidding about BÖC (some) but to have a place that honors Legendary Rock and Roll acts that doesn't include Iron Maiden is to have a hall of Deserts with no Sand. It's the Man of the Year, Eunuch division.

No Stevie Ray Vaughn. No Warren Zevon? I mean, say what you like about Journey as music for women to sing poorly while drunk, but on a technical level, they surely belong in there before any Rap or Pop group. Devo? Peter Gabriel, Jethro Tull, Yes? I get it, Critics hate Prog Rock. fark Critics. They suck.

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


No Rory Gallagher either.
2012-12-11 04:51:11 PM  
1 votes:
Once again, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts artists who have nothing at all to do with rock and roll music.
2012-12-11 04:27:14 PM  
1 votes:

downstairs: 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.


Kraftwerk?


My thoughts exactly!
2012-12-11 04:10:31 PM  
1 votes:

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.


done in one
2012-12-11 03:42:01 PM  
1 votes:

downstairs: 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.


Kraftwerk?


Yeah, Kraftwerk getting the shaft again is pretty lame, they are far more influential to just about every genre of music than most people will give them credit for.
 
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