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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 04-22-2010, 10:40 AM   #2531 (permalink)
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Yes because I like the music which is usually why I vote and they have influenced some stuff. I don't think the artist needs to have influenced loads to get a yes vote because they could influence more in the future. Plus we need more risky interesting nominations.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:00 AM   #2532 (permalink)
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Absolutely. Along with the Swans, they might just be my favourite American post-punk band (words I don't use awfully lightly).
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:09 AM   #2533 (permalink)
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Obviously I voted yes because I nominated them, but I think a lot of people are downplaying the influence they had upon the emerging indie rock scene of the 1980s. To put it in perspective, Mission of Burma had the same effect upon indie rock in America that the Buzzcocks had upon post-punk in Britain. As in, it wouldn't have existed without them.

I know a lot of people are coming in here without actually listening to them prior to voting, I strongly urge you to at least give Vs. a spin. Apart from being a superb album it's one that you won't see a music enthusiast without.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:08 PM   #2534 (permalink)
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Obviously I voted yes because I nominated them, but I think a lot of people are downplaying the influence they had upon the emerging indie rock scene of the 1980s. To put it in perspective, Mission of Burma had the same effect upon indie rock in America that the Buzzcocks had upon post-punk in Britain. As in, it wouldn't have existed without them.
Honestly, I think you're overplaying their influence on indie rock in the States. They were one of the key figures in the college rock movement, but they had contemporaries who I would argue were at least as if not more influential than Mission of Burma. Pylon's first two albums (1980 and 1983), namely, as well as The Feelies' 1980 debut record, and R.E.M.'s Murmur plus Chronic Town (1982) and their earlier singles.
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Honestly, I think you're overplaying their influence on indie rock in the States. They were one of the key figures in the college rock movement, but they had contemporaries who I would argue were at least as if not more influential than Mission of Burma. Pylon's first two albums (1980 and 1983), namely, as well as The Feelies' 1980 debut record, and R.E.M.'s Murmur plus Chronic Town (1982) and their earlier singles.
Weeeeell, for one thing, you're comparing apples and oranges. College rock I don't necessarily associate with indie rock (R.E.M. went mainstream very early, remember?), and you're extrapolating influence from one portion of that music spectrum to another. As you probably already know, the Feelies only had one overt influence in R.E.M. Compare that to Mission of Burma, who influenced other seminal indie rock acts that poured out of the same town as them (Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Galaxie 500, The Lemonheads, etc.), not to mention all the other artists on SST's payroll.

So yeah, I don't think I'm overplaying it at all.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:01 PM   #2536 (permalink)
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Abstaining. Not enough knowledge about this band and therefore don't think i should be a factor in their being nominated / not being nominated...
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:20 PM   #2537 (permalink)
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Seeing as how we have a tie this week...I'm going to leave this open for a couple more days to see if we get anymore votes. Don't worry Conan...you're nom will be given a full week of voting, and it'll be up in the next day or so.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:24 PM   #2538 (permalink)
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I was surprised by the low amount of votes on this one. But then again, they are a more obscure band.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:24 PM   #2539 (permalink)
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Seeing as how we have a tie this week...I'm going to leave this open for a couple more days to see if we get anymore votes. Don't worry Conan...you're nom will be given a full week of voting, and it'll be up in the next day or so.
Wait a second, the Wu-Tang clan tied, but that counted as nominated. So how exactly are things different for Mission of Burma?
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:13 PM   #2540 (permalink)
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That must have been before I took over the thread.

So the difference is, now it's mine, and I've decided to give them a couple extra days.
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