MGMT

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2030 (The 2031 Induction Ceremony)


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Oracular Spectacular (2007)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Kids (2007)
Time To Pretend (2007)
Electric Feel (2007)

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

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After Oracular Spectacular, I'm going to have to say yes.

Posted by Vicky on Friday, 01.23.09 @ 13:52pm


Way too early to tell, but this band has all the right stuff. They're unique, successful, and incredibly talented in their songwriting. If they keep up their sound and originality, as well as keep at least a small degree of success, they're be inducted by the time 2030 rolls around.

Posted by Kiev on Monday, 08.10.09 @ 20:07pm


Definitely was too early to tell...new album will really sink their ship.

Posted by Casper on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 12:13pm


they have potential

Posted by tron on Monday, 05.2.11 @ 12:01pm


Currently at Bunbury Festival. This band headlined Sat nite. Pretty freaky video background all during set. Big, enthusiastic crowd, although not as large as for fun. on Fri nite.

Thet did NOT play 'Kids'!!! Their only hit (so far as I count) & they did not play it. Am pissed off & will mention it to staff.

It's not like they have a crapload of 'big' songs anyway. Sheesh!

Posted by Paul in KY on Sunday, 07.14.13 @ 09:47am


Thet did NOT play 'Kids'!!! Their only hit (so far as I count) & they did not play it. Am pissed off & will mention it to staff.

It's not like they have a crapload of 'big' songs anyway. Sheesh!

Posted by Paul in KY on Sunday, 07.14.13 @ 09:47am
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Staff's got nothing to do w/it. That's the bands prerogative.

Best example I can give you - Sept. 1995. I get a free ticket and an invite to join a buddy, his girlfriend, and his dad (whose responsible for these freebees) at a David Bowie/NIN tour stop in Camden N.J. We get there & catch NIN (fine show).

Bowie comes on, & everyone expects the hits. I forget what he opens with (perhaps "Changes", or "Fame") & we all cheer. He does two or three old songs - and then slips in a new one from the current album. Everyone gives the polite applause you're expected to give of new material. He bounces back to something else ("Golden Years", maybe) and we all resume as though things are normal.

Then he launches into another new song, out of nowhere. O.K., we all think, he's getting the new stuff out of the way right off the bat. Novel. We all cheer. The he does another new one... and another... and another....

The booing starts. And it gets worse. And worse.

People are yelling for Tin Machine. Boomers who had no clue as to the opener start yelling for them ("that loud act that was before Bowie, bring them back!"). After a few newbies, he launches into "Rebel Rebel", and gets a big cheer. You'd think he'd get it.

He's goes right back to a new song afterwards.

It took an NIN hook-up (on maybe "China Girl" or "Modern Love" or something) to get a positive response at the end. It was my hard way of finding out that sometimes, the artist will get stubborn, & go their own way, as another famous group once said. That's rock for you, though. It's not a pre-planned "show".

btw - postscript here. A week later (perhaps) Bowie's in Allentown. Forget where I got the info, but I read a nice review of his Allentown concert - where he did "Ziggy" and "Diamond Dogs" and "Suffragette City" & everything else we came for at Camden. Glad he learned from the experience.

It's like he knew I had a free ticket...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 07.14.13 @ 11:52am


Cheesecrop, understand that unless it was written into contact before show that 'staff' has no control over whether or not a certain song is played by band.

The complaint is to get 'staff' (dude who paid them the money) to get with the band's agent & register his displeasure.

As a friend mentioned, it's like Don MacLean geting out of there without playing 'American Pie'.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 07.16.13 @ 10:19am


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