Arrested Development

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2017 (The 2018 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Tennessee (1992)
Mr. Wendal (1992)

Arrested Development @ Wikipedia

Arrested Development Videos

Will Arrested Development be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


8 comments so far (post your own)

Amazing group. Limited catalogue. Toss up.

Posted by AZ Dave on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 22:46pm

The Television Rule applies here; One album isn't enough, no matter how good.

Posted by Kit on Monday, 11.27.06 @ 14:54pm

What a group. And what a shame they didn't put more out. Perhaps they will...

Posted by Moni3 on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 10:38am

The thinking man's hip hop group. If they want to make it, they need to get back together & crank out another great album or two.

Do not think they will make it as of right now.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 07.17.08 @ 11:48am

Hip-hop doesn't even qualify as music,as far as i'm concerned. So, i say NO to them and all other eligible or not yet eligible rap 'artists'.

Posted by S.R on Tuesday, 03.3.09 @ 17:04pm

Just revisiting their stunning debut album, and it still sounds just as fresh as it did in 1992/93. They could have become really big, but unfortunately they were just another example of an artist that peaked too early and just lost it.

You're right, S.R.: Rock & Roll = electric guitars, "real" instruments and singing, preferably by white middle class people. After all, R&R was invented by white people, wasn't it?

Seriously, some people really need to put their ideological mind-blinders off. When will they realize that it won't do them any good? Everything is everything.

Posted by denyo on Wednesday, 04.1.09 @ 10:08am

I have yet to hear the Arrested Development album that the song "Tennessee" comes from. Anyone who cuts off a WHOLE music genre is a limited idiot. Hip Hop is completely connected to rock. It's ultimately black punk rock.

Posted by David Richman on Tuesday, 05.21.13 @ 15:22pm

I say yes, they didn't have a lot of output... So? The Sex Pistols got in, and this group was influential. I'd say it's a lock.

Posted by Michael on Wednesday, 06.22.16 @ 18:30pm

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