Country Joe & the Fish
Eligible since: 1992 (The 1993 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? Yes what's this?
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You can't ignore Country Joe forever...
Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 11.21.06 @ 15:09pm
Maybe Mr. Joe M. has been left out of the Hall of Fame basically because his music is not ageless (...it's mostly recognized for being a part of a certain age and only that age). However, if the Hall built some sort of special wing, commemorating the use of the "F" word on records, Joe would be the first one in.
Posted by ® Romanowski Studios on Sunday, 12.10.06 @ 23:53pm
What goes around comes around. The antiwar songs Country Joe did back in the sixties are, unfortunately, once again relevant. Impeach the Decider!
Posted by punster1941 on Friday, 06.29.07 @ 00:31am
The best thing that CJ did was the Woodstock version of the Fixin'-To-Die-Rag. And that was by accident. CJ Fish have a reputation (undeserved, perhaps) for being a comic band. And that will hurt their chances for induction.
Posted by qoz on Sunday, 11.18.07 @ 20:06pm
1 of a kind band.. The sound of Hippies of the 60's is Country Joe and the Fish
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 09.9.08 @ 10:21am
knowone like them a 1000x's Yes
Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 01.9.09 @ 17:33pm
Wasn't the name "Country Joe" a reference to Joseph Stalin?
Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 19:36pm
Country Joe should get in, but I heard the Fish always just worked for scale. Still, if they let the whole lot in I won't carp. They schooled a lot of bands of that era.
Posted by Vilos Cohaagen on Saturday, 12.5.09 @ 11:02am
I just wanna see them perform the rag at the induction ceremony -- let the bleeping commence!
Posted by Michael on Wednesday, 03.17.10 @ 00:36am
Love country Joe I hope they do get in...!
Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 03.17.10 @ 06:04am
Saw them live at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. with Blue Cheer and Mobey Grape.
Posted by Steve on Tuesday, 05.11.10 @ 17:55pm
the "Fish Cheer" alone earns them a ticket to the Hall, imo . .. they did some other really good tunes, too, but will always be remembered for "Give me an F . . .!" . . .
Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 04:02am
Waaay too "left field" for the NomCom but you should at least check out their album, "Electric Music for the Mind and Body."
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 02.22.11 @ 10:46am
Funny story: I was browsing the records at a Used Book Superstore (it's a small chain of book retailers in Massachusetts/New Hampshire) and came across a Country Joe and the Fish album. The fact that I saw it next to records from Engelbert Humperdinck, Perry Como, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sums up the overall impact that these footnotes had on the world of music. In other words, nothing.
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