Five Man Electrical Band

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1994 (The 1995 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Signs (1970)

Five Man Electrical Band @ Wikipedia

Five Man Electrical Band Videos

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


8 comments so far (post your own)

Some time ago I commented on how Five Man Electrical Band didn't have a page looks like someone added a page for them. They really had some great songs like "Signs" and "Absolutely Right" and "Werewolf." They have a great name too.

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 10:58am

Here are some singles:

"Half Past Midnight"
"Moonshine (Friend of Mine)"
"Absolutely Right"
"The Devil and Miss Lucy"
"Moneyback Guarentee"

You're "Absolutely Right" that FMEB deserve to be inducted. Can't you read the "Signs?"

Posted by FullProoph on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 13:09pm

I forgot about

"Hello Melinda Goodbye"
"I'm a Stranger Here"

Influence on Canadian rock? Check.

Also influence on the group Tesla? Check.

Posted by FullProoph on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 13:12pm

"You're Absolutely Right that Five Man Electrical Band deserve to be inducted. Can't you read the Signs?" - FullProoph

Dammit, if only I had come to this site 3 years ago I could have posted something that flawlessly cheesy first...aww dammit.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 12:13pm

But seriously though, I saw a yes vote for these guys which brought them to my attention. John Kay (Steppenwolf frontman) does a killer cover of "Moonshine (Friend of Mine)." It's on his 1973 solo album My Sportin' Life.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 12:16pm

Signs was one of the best songs by one or two hit group ever done, but they didn't last that long. Hall of famers need than just one great song, no matter how great that one song is. Somebody mentioned Steppenwolf. Can it possibly be right that they haven't even been considered?

Posted by Scott on Friday, 01.20.12 @ 10:35am

It would seem fairly obvious that a "One Hit Wonder" should not be considered;it is the Hall Of Fame, after all. But that didn't stop them from putting Percy Sledge in, did it?

Posted by Joe H on Wednesday, 09.26.12 @ 04:48am

@ Joe H

Please define "one hit wonder" I know FMEB had at least a few Top 10 hits in Canada.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 09.26.12 @ 05:00am

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