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View Poll Results: Does John Peel deserve to make the Hall of Fame?
Yes 11 91.67%
No 1 8.33%
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:53 PM   #1441 (permalink)
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I'm pretty angry that they are not getting more Yes votes actually. I can understand if people don't vote in the obvious choices like Led Zeppelin.. but with a band that is extremely underrated like The Monks, I just don't understand the NOs.
I've heard them, I like them but I can think of 200 bands I like better. Plus one album and limited influence.

There is no reason a band like Led Zeppelin should not be in...but they are not and I accept that as part of how this project works. Any other band that doesn't make it won't measure up to Led Zeppelin's subjective resume, so I don't think anyone can complain.

If you want your band in, push for them via album reviews, comps and discussion.

I can list 10 bands I'd say yes to now that I would have passed on when I first signed up for MB.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:59 PM   #1442 (permalink)
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:40 AM   #1443 (permalink)
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:03 AM   #1444 (permalink)
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I’m hoping all the video clips and the little review I've done get a few people hooked. If not, just do a search on here and find the constant plugging I give them elsewhere on this forum. With The Monks it really only takes one listen.

Safe to say, I nominated The Monks not just to spice up the Hall of Fame thread a little, but because they really were a one off, something quite special and unique, which no one has come close to matching. Combining witty and angry lyrics, with a rhythmic yet jolly angst, their musical endeavour was nothing short of spectacular, taking the tired Beat genre and turning it on its head.

It is not true to say their influence is limited, as just a brief read around on them shows all kinds of weird and wonderful folk loving this band to bits.

I also think its wrong to say that just because they made one album, means automatically that they shouldn’t get a yes vote, if anything with The Monks the lack of output demonstrates why they were so brilliant.

An important measure for me is impact both in the short and long term. The Monks impact in 1966 was none existent, yet 40 years later, some of us on here are labelling them as the best thing to come from the sixties, that’s some amazing word of mouth going on for a band who did bugger all album wise.

For someone like Led Zeppelin, who were commercial successes, it is an easy thing to determine how good and influential they were, but The Monks, who sold next to nothing back in the day are still around, not because of what is easily available to discover, but because of their musical endeavours having immense under the radar sticking power, one album yes, but what an album.

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Old 05-27-2009, 06:33 AM   #1445 (permalink)
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N/A, as I haven't heard anything from them.
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Really does suck that this band won't get through.
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well i voted yes, based on me liking a randomly chosen song by them in the post
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:19 AM   #1448 (permalink)
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I'd say the Monks have the biggest influence on 60's revivalist bands like the Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Black Lips. Definite YES for me.

The Black Lips are fantastic.
Black Monk Time is one of my favorite albums ever as well so it's a yes, and a "please vote yes" from me.
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:28 PM   #1449 (permalink)
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I've been doing a bit of e-investigating. Based on what I've heard, the fact they've influenced artists I like and made some damn cool music on the way, it's a yes from me.
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Wow. I found their album inanely boring. Sorry folks, it's definatley a no.
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