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

              279. Marianne Faithfull

              Probably best known for her relationship with Mick Jagger and her severe drug addiction, Marianne Faithfull eventually emerged from the large shadow of the Rolling Stones to create music that showed she was nobody’s puppet. Ironically it was with her drug abused vocal chords that she actually found her “voice” and subsequently emerged as a true Rock and Roll poet. Certainly one who lived the Rock and Roll lifestyle, Faithfull has gone through heaven, hell and back again, and a trip to Cleveland would be a bit of both.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1989   Country of Origin: United Kingdom (London, England)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Broken English (1979)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: The Ballad of Lucy Jordan (From Broken English, 1979){acepolls 278}
              • Marianne Faithful

                278. The Carpenters

                If you ask people about the Carpenters, chances are you will hear two distinct opinions. Those who loved them will point to the warm soothing voice of Karen Carpenter and the skillfully crafted Pop songs that they produced. Their detractors point towards their lack of Rock and Roll sound and consider their saccharine sweet music as an indicator of all that was wrong with AM radio in the 70’s. As the Carpenters have never been nominated, we figure we know what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Committee thinks.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1994   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New Haven, CT)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Close to You (1970)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: We’ve Only Just Begun (From Close to You, 1970) {acepolls 320}
                • The Carpenters

                  277. Pulp

                  When we initially envisioned doing this list yearly we assumed that we would be looking at Britpop acts years into the future. We forgot about Pulp, who scored big during the Britpop years but were together for over twelve years before it.   It took Pulp years to hit the big time but when they did it was if they amalgamated all the styles they tried out in the years before. The Disco infused Guitar Pop about working class Brits was as fun as was poignant. As one of the biggest bands in the U.K., they failed to hit as big stateside as Blur and Oasis did, but they did establish somewhat of a following. Pulp disbanded in 2002, but the albums they produced in their latter half showed a band capable of merging multiple styles with ease. Although they are eligible years before Oasis, our guess is that when…
                  • Pulp