Galaxie 500

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Eligible since: 2013 (The 2014 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Yay! Glad they've got a page. Many darkly beautiful nights listening to their three albums and watching the glorious DVD. Not a name bandied about too often, but one of the top ten 80's acts not enshrined yet as their influence was absolutely massive.

Posted by Casper on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 10:13am


Casper...I guess I'm not that familiar with them, but you've stirred my curiousity. I'll definitely go to Rhapsody and give them a listen. Since I've been on this site, I've uncovered some "gems" just by reading what people have to say about certain artists...it's great fun, actually!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 10:35am


I listened to a track called "Ceremony"...they were definitely influenced by the Velvet Underground, weren't they? Not bad at all...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 10:43am


Yeah, there's a heavy VU influence. They did a bunch of covers, arguably the greatest cover band in history. "Ceremony" is actually a cover of a track recorded by Jou Division, and later, re-recorded by the same guys when they formed New Order.

My personal favorite track is "Tugboat"...you can check out the video on YouTube.

Posted by Casper on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 13:46pm


Oh, and basically, their importance and claim to fame derives from being a pre-cursor to shoe-gaze music, a few years before bands like Slodive and Ride really took off. Plus, their songs and albums are consistently stronger than those artists which is always a plus.

Posted by Casper on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 13:47pm


Hope you like my creative Joy Division and Slowdive spellings. ;)

Posted by Casper on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 13:49pm


Caught your drift...that's what counts!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 13:52pm


Great "indie" band, a few nice albums. But a no. Still recommended listening.

Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 12.28.12 @ 15:39pm


Hmm...First, Chevelle. Now, Galaxie 500 . What's next...Plymouth Fury ? Dodge Dart ?? Buick Skylark ??? Pontiac Firebird ????

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 12.29.12 @ 02:48am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2gtEX6q-yA

Hey....I've GOT IT...How about DeSOTO FIREDOME ??
(now....look THAT one up !!!)

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 12.29.12 @ 02:57am


Aww come on Bill, don't pretend, we all know you're a closet Galaxie 500 fan!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 12.29.12 @ 05:23am


"Aww come on Bill, don't pretend, we all know you're a closet Galaxie 500 fan!"

The Band: No. Never heard of them.

The Car: No. Not a Ford fan.

Maybe if they'd named themselves after another car make....

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 12.29.12 @ 15:55pm


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