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So, the 'Mats are finalists for the Rock and Roll HOF...


OK, so it's about time that somebody got it right!

Came across this article on my Facebook page (http://m.rollingstone.com/music/news/vote-for-the-2014-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-inductees-20131016) and made my votes. Cynical Jason and I have already exchanged opinions about our choices and we would like to hear from our fellow Hoopus fanatics on who should go in and why. For the record...

The Replacements - garage rock at it's finest. To me, this band epitomizes the very spirit of rock and roll - a wealth of (often wasted) talent with a huge amount of "f*** you" attitude.

N.W.A. - mixing rock with "truth in the hood" lyrics that managed to piss off every Reagan-era white male over the age of 35! I was in college when their first album came out and was blown away by what I heard - this Midwestern boy got a dose of the truth about the streets while rockin' out...

KISS - judge me all you want, but growing up in South Dakota in the 70s, KISS was "the shit" among all my friends! They were loud, theatrical, and, best of all, our parents couldn't understand just what the hell we liked about them. Sure, they were commercial whores as far as marketing goes (lunch boxes, comic books, DOLLS???), but if you really give them a listen, they do have some damn good songs!

Nirvana - If for no other reason than "Smells Like Teen Spirit" destroyed what was left of hair metal. "Bleach" is still one of my favorite albums...

Deep Purple - Probably my least defensible choice. Largely based on "Smoke on the Water". But, the moody, heavy sound created by Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover influenced countless bands of the late 70s through 80s. And who could argue the inclusion of the band that gave us David Coverdale...uhhh, wait, what??

My apologies go out to Paul Butterfield, The Zombies, and Link Wray.

What say you????

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