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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 07-22-2009, 10:17 PM   #1711 (permalink)
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Asshole? He maybe a sucker for conspiracy theories but Ive never seen an interview showing him being an Asshole. And about that whole deep breathing thing I had never really noticed it until scottsy brought it up and it can be annoying if you focus in on it enough and well the guy does pretty much put all his lung power in every lyric he sings, which is one of the reasons Ive come to like him, he's ridiculously over the top and doesn't care.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:18 PM   #1712 (permalink)
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No on Muse. Why? Because don't you have to be 'famous' to get in a hall of fame? My head isn't completely in the sand, I'm a music guy, and maybe I'm in the dark on these guys but I had to Wikipedia them. I'd never even heard of them.
Now I see they have like four LP's out and opened up for the Foo Fighters and maybe another big band, and have been compared Radiohead bla bla bla.
They seem to be well known in the UK but not so much in the States - maybe mainly by hipsters.
I say give 'em some more time unless we're talking about the MB British HOF.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:19 PM   #1713 (permalink)
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No on Muse. Why? Because don't you have to be 'famous' to get in a hall of fame? My head isn't completely in the sand, I'm a music guy, and maybe I'm in the dark on these guys but I had to Wikipedia them. I'd never even heard of them.
Now I see they have like four LP's out and opened up for the Foo Fighters and maybe another big band, and have been compared Radiohead bla bla bla.
They seem to be well known in the UK but not so much in the States - maybe mainly by hipsters.
I say give 'em some more time unless we're talking about the MB British HOF.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:21 PM   #1714 (permalink)
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Actually they are quite popular here in the U.S. Not much radio airplay, but most people I meet have heard of them.

I just don't think their music is Hall of Fame worthy... the lyrics (which are a big factor for me) just fall short of what I'd like. If they'd tone down and bit and work on the lyrics more It'd be a Yes from me.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:23 PM   #1715 (permalink)
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No on Muse. Why? Because don't you have to be 'famous' to get in a hall of fame? My head isn't completely in the sand, I'm a music guy, and maybe I'm in the dark on these guys but I had to Wikipedia them. I'd never even heard of them.
Now I see they have like four LP's out and opened up for the Foo Fighters and maybe another big band, and have been compared Radiohead bla bla bla.
They seem to be well known in the UK but not so much in the States - maybe mainly by hipsters.
I say give 'em some more time unless we're talking about the MB British HOF.
Errr Muse is pretty well known in America if you follow music at all.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:25 PM   #1716 (permalink)
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Something that has been bothering me about Muse is why if they are so big in the US (they are pretty well known) have they been opening acts to MCR and and U2 recently, I mean these guys headlined Glastonbury for Christ sake.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:44 AM   #1717 (permalink)
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Something that has been bothering me about Muse is why if they are so big in the US (they are pretty well known) have they been opening acts to MCR and and U2 recently, I mean these guys headlined Glastonbury for Christ sake.
I don't get that either. Over here they have their own huge stadium shows. Yet in the US they open for bands? It seems really odd.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:32 AM   #1718 (permalink)
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At least they are actually over there now. It's not that long since Muse records were just getting pulled and going out of print because their sales over there were so poor.

Anyway, as i've stated I don't vote based on influence or impact or any of that garbage and don't really see the point in allowing stuff like that to alter your vote, not in OUR own HOF. It's a yes from me. I didn't like Showbiz when I first heard it, then decided to watch them at V2001 and was blown away. I bought Origin of Symmetry which was released the day after, on my way home from the festival and fell in love with it. There isnt a Muse record I DONT like but OOS is by far and away their strongest record in my opinion. I've heard people criticise Matt's lyrics and thats cool, some of their stuff doesnt really focus around a strong set of lyrics I must agree but SOME of his lyrics, mainly in that one record are lyrics I really do like a lot. Their live performances blow me away, they are one of the tightest live bands i've seen and as far as very mainstream pop bands go there hasnt been many quite like Muse in this country for some time now.

I may not be as big a fan as I once was and I can criticse the band more freely than I once could but in terms of bands and albums that have had significant impact on MY music taste and the way it has evolved that I STILL respect and listen to now I think it would defeat the point of this thread to take one of my mine and vote no, now wouldnt it?
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:57 AM   #1719 (permalink)
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Errr Muse is pretty well known in America if you follow music at all.
Yeah, most white high school girls can tell you their favorite Muse song, in my experience. (It's usually Starlight, btw)
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I don't get that either. Over here they have their own huge stadium shows. Yet in the US they open for bands? It seems really odd.
**** bands, in fact.

i don't think they're considered mainstream over here but people certainly listen to them, pretty much perceived as a Radiohead knockoff (and not everybody's familiar with them, either).
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