21. The Steve Miller Band

The NIHOF Committee wonders if other people feel the same way about our next selection. All five of us were fans of the Steve Miller Band, though none of us could really say that Miller was one of all time favorites or a must see on the concert tour. The Steve Miller Band certainly has a solid fan base, though based on our little cross section the fan base is not a passionate one.   Originally a Psychedelic band that achieved moderate success in the late 60’s and early 70’s, the Steve Miller Band softened up the psychedelic elements of the music and added more of a Bluesy poppish component to their sound. The move proved fruitful as they were able to generate three of the decade’s signature albums that produced hits that appealed to the masses. They were able to produce music that was catchy and fun without being frivolous. They appealed to Hard Rockers and Metal Heads, they were considered danceable by lovers of Funk and Disco and they were not looked down upon by the folk set. Their crossover appeal is still evident by the diverse crowds they still get while on tour today. Their main stumbling block to induction might be that they were not perceived as influential as others on this list The Bullet Points: Previous Rank: 2010: #29   Eligible Since: 1993  Country of Origin: U.S.A. (San Francisco, CA)  Why They Will Get In: Their 70’s work has a timeless appeal that keeps them more relevant than others of their era.  Why They Won’t Get In: One word: Abracadabra.  Nominated In: Never  Essential Albums: Sailor (1968) The Joker (1973) Fly Like an Eagle (1976) Book of Dreams (1977)  Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: The Joker (From The Joker, 1973) Fly Like an Eagle (From Fly Like an Eagle, 1976) Take the Money and Run (From Fly Like an Eagle, 1976) Swingtown (From Book of Dreams, 1977) Jet Airliner (From Book of Dreams, 1977)  www.stevemillerband.com    {youtube}PmVusVh4TRQ{/youtube} {youtube}cdB9lTUyshM{/youtube} {youtube}6MneA9pgLVw{/youtube} {youtube}XyQ1znMc3og{/youtube} {acepolls 33}

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