4RockNRollers

Who Should be in the Hall of Fame?

This site, as the domain and title says, is FOR ROCK AND ROLLERS (4rocknrollers!).  And as a tribute to our favorites, we were stunned to learn that many of those groups that we think should be honored, have never had a place in the Hall of Fame.

This is our reminder that these groups have played an important part of rock and roll history and should have a place in the Hall of Fame!

269. Boogie Down Productions

In Rap’s Golden Age, most of the emerging stars were considered one dimensional. Not so, for Boogie Down Productions, which many critics have labeled as the most versatile and influential of their genre.
  • Boogie Down Productions

    262. The Tragically Hip

    Although they are virtually unknown outside their native Canada, it can be easily argued that the Tragically Hip were the definition of Canadian music.
    • The Tragically Hip

      60. Jane’s Addiction

      If you were to ask many music fans in 1990 or 1991 which band truly defined “Alternative” many would point to Jane’s Addiction. With a funky hybrid of Metal, Punk and Folk the provocative band took the music world by storm in the late 80’s.
      • Janes Addiction

        81. George Michael

        Usually when collaborations break up one party becomes more successful than the other. There may be no case of wider musical disparity than when George Michael and Andrew Ridgely dissolved Wham.
        • George Michael

          19. Pixies

          When the Alternative scene exploded into the mainstream many pointed to Seattle as the origin of it all. Funny, how many of those bands pointed back East to the Pixies as the group who was really responsible.
          • Pixies
          • Black Francis
          • Kim Deal
          • Joey Santiago
          • Dave Lovering

            12. N.W.A.

            Considered one of the pioneers of Gangsta Rap, N.W.A. was not just among the first of their kind, they might just be considered the best.
            • NWA
            • EazyE
            • Ice Cube
            • Dr Dre
            • MC Ren
            • Snoop Dogg

              306. Underworld

              With an Electronic style that looked to the past with a push to the future, England’s Underworld may be one of the most important Electronic based acts of the 1990’s. They pushed the boundaries of slickly crafted House music and sold albums and impressed critics in the process. Likely, their style of music will not see recognition in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but remember stranger things have happened in Cleveland. The Bullet Points: Eligible In: 2013 Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Romford, England) Nominated In: Never NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (1994) NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Cowgirl (From Dubnobasswithmyheadman, 1994){acepolls 638}
              • Underworld

                305. NEU!

                With Krautrock expected to get no love from the Hall, there doesn’t appear to be much chance for a group whose commercial success barely left their homeland of Germany. There is however a number of artists who were inspired by NEU!’s version of minimalism and their pioneering work of remixes and Electronica. Although they may not have had Kraftwerk’s overall impact or their longevity, they did make their stamp in the musical world.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1997   Country of Origin: Düsseldorf, Germany   Chances of Induction: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Neu! (1971)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Hallogallo (From Neu!, 1971){acepolls 341}
                • NEU!

                  304. En Vogue

                  304. En Vogue
                  The definitive girl group of the 90’s, the sultry and sassy En Vogue was a combination of the girl groups of the past and the New Jack Swing sound of their day.  In many ways they picked up where the Pointer Sisters left off and set the table for Destiny’s Child in the decade that followed.  That “sandwich” they are in may be the problem.  En Vogue really shouldn’t be considered until the Pointers get in, and should that happen they could be easily bypassed by Destiny’s Child.  Having said all that, chances are that none of the above will ever get in, which makes this conversation irrelevant. The Bullet Points: Eligible Since: The 2015 Vote Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Oakland, CA) NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Funky Divas (1992) NIHOF’s Favorite Song: My Lovin’ You’re Never Gonna Get It (From Funky Divas, 1992{acepolls 655}
                  • En Vogue