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Author: Subject: Steppenwolf isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?!?!

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  posted on 10/18/2012 at 11:43 PM
disclaimer: not a really big fan, but this information shocked me

The Dave Clark Five are in?! No disrespect, because I love them, but the Faces are in?! The late 60's band that gave us "Born to Be Wild", "Magic Carpet Ride", "The Pusherman", "Don't Step on the Grass", and basically provided the soundtrack for the Easy Rider generation isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?!?! I'm only 35, so someone older/wiser please inform me of why this apparently deserved induction has been continually overpassed. Who is more rock and roll than Steppenwolf?

 
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  posted on 10/18/2012 at 11:56 PM
Great post, and I am with you 100%. Steppenwolf should be in and I think they're one of the most overlooked bands in the history of rock 'n' roll. I'm 57 so I grew up with the band. Some have said they only had a couple of good songs, but those who say that have not really given them much of a listen. They had the B-3 thing going on early, before ABB, when hardly anyone else did. They could play their instruments and they could jam, and not many bands were doing that, either. John Kay was an excellent frontman and he wrote some great tunes. The album "Monster" was ahead of it's time, branching off into soul and funk while making some very heavy and poignant political statements.



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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 12:01 AM
Hey rollingstone

Don't step on the grass sam
you're so full of....

 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 02:22 AM
Public Enemy
N.W.A
Beastie Boys
Run–D.M.C.
Madonna

Three are in,
Two are up for induction into it,
None of them are RNR "Artist"
There are plenty that do deserve to be in.
These 5 don't.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 04:51 AM
Steppenwolf was a hell of a band.
 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 07:18 AM
Rob. I couldn't have put it any better. OVERLOOKED. Under appreciated! A truly great band that deserves the recognition.
 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 12:42 PM
I agree. I think Thin Lizzy should be in as well.
 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 12:57 PM
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I agree. I think Thin Lizzy should be in as well.


They definitely should be, and if they eventually get in they shouldnt let this current tribute act line-up they have touring, pick up any instruments to play at the ceremony. It's embarrassing.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 01:21 PM
I thought the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame sounded like a great idea when it was first proposed but it became a joke to me soon after it was completed.
Too many people/bands in it that shouldn't be and too many who should be but aren't.
Steppenwolf being just one example.
At this point the name should be changed to the Popular Music Hall of Fame.
It stopped being just about rock & roll some time ago.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 04:07 PM
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Steppenwolf was a hell of a band.


I think the R&RHoF is a joke.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 05:18 PM
I think if it was called the popular music hall of fame, then the acts they have in there would be acceptable, but don't inducts those groups if it's called the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Madonna, Abba, Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC, etc. are not Rock & Roll!!
 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 05:34 PM
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Madonna, Abba, Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC, etc. are not Rock & Roll!!


Then what are they? Using this logic, Led Zeppelin shouldn't be in because they are heavy metal. Bob Dylan shouldn't be in because he's folk and Muddy Waters shouldn't be in because he is blues.

Sorry to be on the opposite side, but I will try to do so with respect:
I like the R&R Hall because it tries. Does it get it right all the time? No, but who does? Ex: 5% of babies are born on their due date! Man, if I was accurate 5% of the time at my job, I would be out of work!
I hear the same complaints over and over: ______(insert favorite band) should have been in already, ____________(insert rap/pop/etc.) shouldn't be in because they're not "rock", etc. and I respectfully disagree. If any one of you (or me, for that matter) tried, people (us) would all be complaining just as much. I am NOT a fan of Madonna, but I can't deny the impact she has had on popular music. I don't really like rap, but I don't feel I can say it shouldn't be in the Hall.
The Hall doesn't really have much in the way of role models--remember when Jethro Tull won best Heavy Metal act at the Grammy's?!?
All I'm trying to say is that the Hall is doing a decent job, even though you or I may not agree with it. And yes, I think Steppenwolf deserve it, imho, and so do the Beastie Boys but I think MTB don't and neither do the Scorpions or Journey or several others, and hopefully I'm allowed my own opinion? Thanks!

 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 06:54 PM
Shame really...their first couple of albums were all solid efforts, great songs.

AND great in concert, John Kay was a great singer and guitar player.

I think they were referred to as the 'dark underbelly' of the peace and love era with The Doors.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2012 at 08:49 PM
Definely Steppenwolf should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Unfortunately they were never a Jann Werner Rolling Stone Magazine favorite (which imho is the criteria for a RnR HOF nomination). Having said this, I think most Rock n Roll fans KNOW who the Hall of Famers are without Saint Werner's blessing. In that regards, Steppenwolf ARE Hall of Famers in most Rock and Roll fans mind (as are many bands that have yet to be nominated for Hall of Fame status).
 

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  posted on 10/20/2012 at 01:21 AM
How this group is in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (& has been for YEARS):



& this group is not:



Is beyond me............

 

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  posted on 10/20/2012 at 02:06 AM
Things like the R & R Hall of Fame are pointless from an artistic point of view and, in my opinion, are only founded to boost tourism in places such Cleveland.

Once more than enough acts are inducted and it becomes more a question of who is NOT inducted rather than who is, it really does become pointless.


 

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  posted on 10/20/2012 at 09:37 PM
i own 1 steppenwolf album but its great : born to be wild a retrospective. 2 cd's filled with great stuff
 

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  posted on 10/21/2012 at 04:40 PM
IMHO...criminal that they are not in....

 

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  posted on 10/21/2012 at 04:59 PM
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Things like the R & R Hall of Fame are pointless from an artistic point of view and, in my opinion, are only founded to boost tourism in places such Cleveland.

Once more than enough acts are inducted and it becomes more a question of who is NOT inducted rather than who is, it really does become pointless.




A lot of performers played at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon and still it went under....

 

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  posted on 10/22/2012 at 06:58 PM
Many of the great RNR bands are still not in. Steppenwolf, YES, Deep Purple...

 

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