Well gang here it is.... Every Year we debate the nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and we suspect that it will be no different this year as once again it has been very interesting. If there is a pattern, it is definitley that this is the "Year of the Woman", as a plethora of fenmale candidates have been nominated.
Let's take a look at them, shall we?
#5 The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Nominated again, we would not be surprised if they got in. Even if they don't this is just a matter of time and we defy anyone to make a solid case as to why they shouldn't get in.
#8 The Beastie Boys
Very much the same situation as the Chili Peppers, the Beasties have been nominated before and there would be no shock to seem get their due. Obviously, with our high rank, we would be totally fine with this induction.
#13 The Cure
We are absolutly thrilled with this nomination! This was a band (much like the Smiths) that we thought would never really receive a serious look. A major win for the 80's Alternative Sound, we are very curious to see if they get in. We are hoping for it, as we suspect that this may be their only real shot.
#15 Guns 'N' Roses
No surpise here. This was our highest rated act in their first year of eligibility, and if the Rock Hall got a sniff of a possibilty that both Axl and Slash would appear, this could be a sure thing.
Another one we love! If the Hall wants hard rocking women, they would be hard pressed to do better than the Wilson sisters who also have a lot of success to boot. Very possible induction.
Again, another group who have been nominated before, but their just may too many intruiging candidates. We have a suspicion they wont be "freinds" with the Hall this year.
#59 Small Faces/#131 Faces
We had them seperated based on the difference between the two groups in terms of musical style, but we have no problem with this as a joint nomination. Any respect paid to the Small Faces is fine with us!
#61 Donna Summer
She is the lone Disco act nominated, but she has been here before. With other powerful female acts on the nomination ballot, she is likely to get turned down this year.
#76 The Spinners
We would be thrilled if they got in. Philly Soul has not overly represented by the Hall, this would be a great place to look for another inductee. With a long and winding career, it would be great way to cap it.
#77 Eric B. & Rakim
The Hall has shown that they want to honor Rap artists, and this would be a great choice. Could they cancel out the Beasties though?
The eccentric folk star is back, but without any real momentum from the last process, we are skeptical of his chances.
#157 Laura Nyro
She's Back! For the third year in a row, Laura Nyro appears on the ballot but we suspect she will "Susan Lucci" it up and go 0 for 3
#159 Rufus with Chaka Khan
It's possible that they could sneak in, but their overall body of work does not measure up to some of the others here. We would be shocked if they got in.
#174 Joan Jett
A very good chance, especially based on the exposure that the Runaways have received recently. Honestly, we would rather she gets in with them.
#355 Freddie King
Our lowest ranked artist is a great Blues Man, but in a ballot with nobody else like him, he could sneak in.
So what's missing? Well other than Rush, KISS and others, this nomination group has no representatives from Heavy Metal or Progressive Rock. These are two genres that are most closely defined my many as Rock and Roll and it was passed over again.
You know our thoughts.... Let's here yours!