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


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Posted by juan on Wednesday, 08.9.06 @ 15:40pm

A tough call... I think you have to take the Smiths, Depeche Mode, and the Cure before you even can consider bringing in Erasure. However, I think the other three bands are shoo-ins, and Erasure definitely was a pre-eminent New Romantics band. Maybe a later addition to the hall.

Posted by lightninli on Sunday, 01.7.07 @ 00:39am

I think it would be more likely for Vince Clarke to be inducted instead.

Posted by Rev'd Chris on Friday, 12.21.07 @ 08:03am

Indeed Vince Clark must be admitted and the bands he formed: Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, and others all would naturally go with him!

Posted by Timothy on Sunday, 01.13.08 @ 08:39am

Nah, Erasure may have been huge in some parts of the world during the late 80s but they're not viewed as relevant anymore. Same thing with Yazoo. Depeche Mode deserves induction...but it's because of what they did AFTER Vince Clark left. They were better off without him.

These are the 80s Brit bands that will (or should likely) get in:

Joy Division/New Order (both, at the same time)
The Smiths
The Cure
Depeche Mode

Posted by Elastic Man on Saturday, 01.17.09 @ 02:47am

New Order, Smiths, Cure and Depeche Mode are/were all fantastic bands indeed, but I tend to think Erasure's music is more RELEVANT. Vince Clarke & Andy Bell probably form the most underrated duo on Pop Music history.

Posted by Ocean Soul on Friday, 01.23.09 @ 09:05am

Greatest synthpop band ever, will be the first to get in for synthpop.

Posted by Ivan on Sunday, 08.15.10 @ 13:05pm

Great pop duo, but i cant see them ever getting inducted. Those bloody Pet Shop Boys might though....

Posted by Paul on Thursday, 11.11.10 @ 18:54pm

Erasure more relevant than The Smiths, New Order, The Cure and Depeche Mode?

Either Ocean's Soul has heard something none of us had or they have access to some AWESOME drugs.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 06.25.11 @ 16:53pm


Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 12.21.11 @ 08:40am

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