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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 04-17-2010, 03:05 PM   #2521 (permalink)
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Creedence Clearwater Revivals first five albums are one of the greatest runs of albums in the history of rock music, everyone a must have. "Creedence Clearwater Revival", "Bayou Country", "Green River", "Willie And The Poor Boys", and "Cosmo's Factory" came out in a two year period between 1968 & 1970 and even though their last couple of albums weren't all that great they did have some great tunes in "Have You Ever Seen The Rain", "Hey Tonight", "Someday Never Comes" and "Sweet Hitch-Hiker". Although not on the same level of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones or Bob Dylan, they are in the same class as groups like The Band, The Who, The Kinks and Led Zeppelin.

Where would the grunge rock movement have been without John Fogerty's flannel shirts and crunchy guitars?
There probably would have been no grunge, or some very different verswion of it! I particularly hear alot of Creedence in Pearl Jam, which figures why they sound pretty good doing a cover version of Fortunate Son...
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:15 PM   #2522 (permalink)
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New one today... I think it might be my nomination. I'm so excited
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:12 PM   #2523 (permalink)
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Sorry Conan...yours is next week. Don't despair!

Nominated by lucifer_sam


Mission of Burma


Carving out a landscape of blistering post-punk, Mission of Burma was a four-piece band from Boston who dissolved long before they could break headwind as anything other than some small-time indie act with a thirst to prove their worth. The reality of the matter is they barely were a band; only four short years represented their initial formation (Roger Miller, Peter Prescott, Clint Conley & Martin Swope) from their dissolution due to Miller’s onset of debilitating tinnitus. It would seem that any band would have difficulty establishing themselves in that period of time, especially for a canvas that had largely been already covered with the likes of the Damned, Wire, and Public Image Ltd. among others.

While it might otherwise be improper to categorize them among such seminal acts, Mission of Burma did far more in those years than many of those bands did in their entire existence. Releasing just two records (one being the 27-minute EP Signals, Calls and Marches) in that time, they assailed post-punk dogma with a newfound breed of blazing ferocity and vibrant intellectualism. In 1982 they released what would undoubtedly become a staple of modern punk known simply as Vs. The catchy riffs, gyrating basslines and fierce drumming combine to produce an energetic album for which punk rock simply had no answer to in years to come. And sadly, neither did Mission of Burma.

After nearly two decades of relative anonymity, the band resurfaced in 2002 to play a few gigs and has been touring since, producing a few noteworthy albums. But in effect, the energy has dissipated over the lives of much older Miller, Prescott and Conley (Martin Swope’s tape manipulation duties now being carried out by Shellac’s Bob Weston) and there is some realization that they’ll never eclipse their shining moment as the emblematic punk beacons they once were. But regardless, they deserve to be heard by all.





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Old 04-21-2010, 06:44 PM   #2524 (permalink)
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Voted no, simply because I don't like them enough to see them as Hall of Fame worthy and I have no other reason to vote yes for them. I don't think their contribution to music is that great to go in solely on that, I don't think they could go in solely for being 'representative of MB' or for any other reason. I don't hate this band, I think they are ok, but just not good enough in any respect.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:51 PM   #2525 (permalink)
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I just got Vs. a few weeks ago and have only listened to it once. They influenced a ton of my favorite bands, but even if I like Vs. I think I would have a hard time voting "yes"...
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:02 PM   #2526 (permalink)
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YES

Vs. is a jem that probably influenced many of my favorite bands of the last couple decades. It's a rare achievement and, to me, a classic.
I'm voting differently for MoB than I have for other nominees. Usually I vote based purely on my own interest in the artist. But this time I want Mission of Burma in based on the the merits and the influence of one album that I don't even listen to much.
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In their original incarnation, Mission of Burma were just a more abrasive version of the Feelies, who were around just a little earlier and did more. The Feelies deserve a place in the Hall, but not Mission of Burma. Still a great band though.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:12 PM   #2528 (permalink)
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I'm voting yes. I really like this band and it's a refreshing change from the "standards" we've been seeing in this thread lately.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:02 PM   #2529 (permalink)
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I'm voting yes. I really like this band and it's a refreshing change from the "standards" we've been seeing in this thread lately.
Standards are standards for a reason...
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:28 AM   #2530 (permalink)
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I voted no, I never heard of them and the YouTube videos posted weren't impressive enough to want to hear them again.
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