Originally Posted by Unassisted
If Blondie gets in, The Knack should too. Same era, better band.
It's getting to the point now where any band who played before 1985 and whose music has been issued as a box-set is getting in. With that as the standard, it can't be too much longer until we see Hall and Oates, ELO, Yes, Van Halen, Devo, and Genesis in the Hall.
Maybe it's my own taste, but I think ELO, Yes and Devo would be a better choice for the Rock Hall than Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, or many of the other "classic rock" bands.
Genesis died the day Phil Collins stepped behind the mike.
Here's a question. In a few years, REM will be up for nomination. Do they get in on their early HOF-worthy stats, or is their career "tainted" by their own "steroid" era, i.e. foisting "Shiny Happy People" and "Everybody Hurts" on an unsuspecting public?