Indigo Girls

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2010 (The 2011 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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


4 comments so far (post your own)

Oh, this is such a long shot, but I love these folks so freakin' much. These are some rockin' out ladies.

So let me make a case for Amy and Emily.

Miss Things personified the genre of indie (feminist) rock and propelled it into popularity not through massive radio play but with endless touring and a fan base unparralelled in its loyalty and longevity. Despite the lack of radio presence, they frequently play sold-out venues.

Taking their roots from Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and fellow Georgians REM and Gladys Knight, they created a hard rocking folk sound with lyrics that embraced love and political activism.

They partnered on Lilith Fair, which might be a joke to some, but it was a huge deal in the 1990's.

Their talent is undeniable. Their passion is palpable. Amy averages a broken guitar string once a gig and once did the math to figure she has played her guitar so hard that she's broken 3,000 and counting. Just the image on their Watershed video compilation of Amy on stage rocking out, breaking a string, getting a replacement from a roadie and continuing the song without missing a beat should be enough to ge someone into the Hall.

Closer to Fine, Galileo, Chicken Man, Least Complicated, Power of Two, The Wood Song, Shame on You, Get out the Map, Gone Again, Cold Beer and Remote Control...Fifteen albums as of this year and counting.

Their influence will be widespread and diverse. We have yet to see. But pay attention, Rock Hall.

Posted by Moni3 on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 19:41pm

No matter what anyone may say otherwise, Indigo Girls are pure rock and roll.

For those who have never seen them play live, you are missing out. Two chicks, two guitars, and a completely amazing rock-and-roll high energy show.

Sure, you can dismiss them as "folky" or "political" or even "a girl band," but those epithets miss the mark of what Indigo Girls have been up to all these years. Their homespun tales of love, loss, and longing speak to the very core of American roots music, borrowing from the best traditions of folk, rock, country, and old-time Appalachian music. Bringing solid musicianship and subtle complexities to a down-home sound has proved to be Indigo Girls' bread-and-butter.

Following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, CSNY, and Bruce Springsteen (not to mention Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger), Indigo Girls have managed to inspire an entire generation (and now maybe two generations) of rock/pop artists. Their devotees run the gamut from folk to gospel to country to R-and-B performers, and (maybe it goes without saying, but) contemporary female artists consistently point to Indigo Girls as one of their seminal influences as performers or songwriters.

The Lilith Fair concerts presented great evidence of the mark Saliers & Ray have left on contemporary American music. Surrounded by acts that were much more commercially successful (Sarah MacLachlan, Sheryl Crow, and Natalie Merchant to name a few), Indigo Girls consistently closed out the days' performances. Joined on stage by some of the most commercially and critically successful women of the day, it was completely palpable how much respect Saliers & Ray were accorded by their peers. "Closer to Fine" served as an anthem of girl-power-jam-session that brought crowds from their feet to the tips of their toes

In the mid-1980s, Suzanne Vega and Tracy Chapman blazed a new trail onto the popcharts for female singer/songwriters, and the Indigo Girls are indeed part of that groundswell of talent and cultural (dare I say) feminist movement. Indigo Girls may never have topped the charts (like many other critically acclaimed female artists before them), but their mark on rock and roll is indelible. They are the mothers of invention, and, without a doubt, deserve a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both for their amazing (and prolific) body of work as well as the legions of artists (both female and male) who mark Indigo Girls as a seminal inspiration in their own successful careers.

Posted by RB on Wednesday, 09.17.08 @ 16:22pm

They sucks !!!!!!!!!!
What a horrible decadence !!!!!!!!!

Posted by vivi on Friday, 04.2.10 @ 12:27pm

Wouldn't be shocked if they do get the nod at some point. Not into their politics, or their music, but their influence is huge, and they are great guitarists.

Posted by Sunking278 on Wednesday, 04.24.13 @ 06:46am

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