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View Poll Results: Does John Peel deserve to make the Hall of Fame?
Yes 11 91.67%
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:06 PM   #2661 (permalink)
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They don't do anything for me. I guess Sweet Child O Mine was fun on guitar hero...
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:07 PM   #2662 (permalink)
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I'm voting yes on G 'n' R. Though they had the misfortune of hitting their peak pretty much just in time for their entire style of music to become horribly uncool, they wrote some great music and in my opinion released two really great albums.

Edit: One more point I want to add is that I think the reason I like them so much is the degree to which, at their best, they managed to transcend their genre.
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ooOOOOooo something contentious

regardless of Axl's attitude the band released some stellar hard rock back in the day. it's easy to write them off as just another hair act at this point in the game but unlike all the poofter 'metal' chumps who were dominating the scene at the time acting like spandex and pouty faces made them tough G n' R actually were rock and roll bad boys. not a single one of them had a reputation for being a nice guy deep down. they were one of the last bands that still brought an element of danger to the table and did it well.

Appetite for Destruction is killer from start to finish, Lies is fantastic as well, the Illusion albums are where things start to slide into excess, two good albums that should have been a single great followup to Appetite, with its filler left for the Spaghetti Incident instead of a bunch of apparently contrived covers. though it's easy to be a retroactive armchair producer fact remains they were a significant and iconic band in their day and most definitely deserving of a nod in my eyes.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:58 PM   #2664 (permalink)
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Gonna say yes because they were way more badass than all of those other flamboyant metrosexual hard boy bands.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:26 PM   #2665 (permalink)
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ooOOOOooo something contentious

regardless of Axl's attitude the band released some stellar hard rock back in the day. it's easy to write them off as just another hair act at this point in the game but unlike all the poofter 'metal' chumps who were dominating the scene at the time acting like spandex and pouty faces made them tough G n' R actually were rock and roll bad boys. not a single one of them had a reputation for being a nice guy deep down. they were one of the last bands that still brought an element of danger to the table and did it well.

Appetite for Destruction is killer from start to finish, Lies is fantastic as well, the Illusion albums are where things start to slide into excess, two good albums that should have been a single great followup to Appetite, with its filler left for the Spaghetti Incident instead of a bunch of apparently contrived covers. though it's easy to be a retroactive armchair producer fact remains they were a significant and iconic band in their day and most definitely deserving of a nod in my eyes.
why would any of this come into consideration?
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:36 AM   #2666 (permalink)
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why would any of this come into consideration?
because rock music is rooted in rebellion, an offshoot of that being danger. it was a style for youth, to break free from the mold of what parents considered acceptable behaviour, to push the envelope of what was considered socially acceptable as the norm. that doesn't happen when you play mom friendly music or just keep rehashing the past for cheap hits.

GnR (not the Axl show) couldn't be anything but this and it's what made them clearly superior to their peers from back in the day (Poison, Warrant, Extreme, etc.) they didn't play the bad boy roles, they WERE greasy dirty hard rocking motherf0ckers and it was a tangible element to their music that hasn't really shown itself in the mainstream since. maybe they were the last of a dying breed, maybe i've become the old fart i once detested, but i've yet to hear anything new that remotely captures the raw energy they originally had. that to me is what most new bands are missing, not technique, or style, or ability, but pure rock fury.
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Yes!!!!
Here's a band that was heavily influenced by the blues, namely Willie Dixon, Son House, and John Lee Hooker, but took that genre to the heights of creation.

With John Bonham setting the tone (if you haven't noticed that guy is actually the lead player), Jimmy Page's axe doing things that still to this day, leave most seasoned guitarists scratching their heads, Robert Plant's medeival lyrics often times referencing Tolkien, and John Paul Jones closing the circle, dotting the i's and crossing the t's.

The result is pure genius. I defy anyone who could name a band that is so rich.
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Yes!!!!
Here's a band that was heavily influenced by the blues, namely Willie Dixon, Son House, and John Lee Hooker, but took that genre to the heights of creation.

With John Bonham setting the tone (if you haven't noticed that guy is actually the lead player), Jimmy Page's axe doing things that still to this day, leave most seasoned guitarists scratching their heads, Robert Plant's medeival lyrics often times referencing Tolkien, and John Paul Jones closing the circle, dotting the i's and crossing the t's.

The result is pure genius. I defy anyone who could name a band that is so rich.
yeah... because after 266 pages of content we're still discussing the 2nd post...
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Yes!!!!
Here's a band that was heavily influenced by the blues, namely Willie Dixon, Son House, and John Lee Hooker, but took that genre to the heights of creation.

With John Bonham setting the tone (if you haven't noticed that guy is actually the lead player), Jimmy Page's axe doing things that still to this day, leave most seasoned guitarists scratching their heads, Robert Plant's medeival lyrics often times referencing Tolkien, and John Paul Jones closing the circle, dotting the i's and crossing the t's.

The result is pure genius. I defy anyone who could name a band that is so rich.

Ah first time I'm actually writing "lol" on this forum. That was funny.


Wrong band dude, and a little late.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:29 PM   #2670 (permalink)
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because rock music is rooted in rebellion, an offshoot of that being danger. it was a style for youth, to break free from the mold of what parents considered acceptable behaviour, to push the envelope of what was considered socially acceptable as the norm. that doesn't happen when you play mom friendly music or just keep rehashing the past for cheap hits.

GnR (not the Axl show) couldn't be anything but this and it's what made them clearly superior to their peers from back in the day (Poison, Warrant, Extreme, etc.) they didn't play the bad boy roles, they WERE greasy dirty hard rocking motherf0ckers and it was a tangible element to their music that hasn't really shown itself in the mainstream since. maybe they were the last of a dying breed, maybe i've become the old fart i once detested, but i've yet to hear anything new that remotely captures the raw energy they originally had. that to me is what most new bands are missing, not technique, or style, or ability, but pure rock fury.
its about the music for me. attitude and baddassery don't rate quite as highly for me.
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