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I think Marshall Crenshaw has a better shot than many expect. No, his music isn't famous. He's not really famous. But he's very well-respected, not only for his own music but as a songwriter. He sort of fits into the Elvis Costello mold, and Costello was inducted far before many other artists arguably more deserving. I'm not really expecting he'll be inducted, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if he is.
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 03.6.07 @ 23:29pm
I remember in '82, right after his incredible debut album, one of the guys I worked with (an old doo-wop and rock'n'roll head) asked me about Marshall. He was impressed because had heard Crenshaw, in a radio interview, say one of his favorite guitarists was Eldon Shamblin of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys. And indeed, Marshall is one of the most solid links between early American music and that of the last 25 years. His credentials included pulling off playing both John Lennon (in the touring "Beatlemania!") and Buddy Holly (in "La Bamba"). He's a walking encyclopedia of musical knowledge, and it showed on his first album, a 12-song record that ran 12 deep with pure joy and pop hooks. His subsequent albums haven't been bad, either -- criminally ignored, even. He also wrote "Hollywood Rock," the definitive book on rock in the movies. There's no way in a perfect world that "Someday, Someway" is his only top-40 hit ...
Posted by Franorama on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 00:45am
Great early 80's jangly power-pop... probably not HOF material, but well worth a listen.
Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 08.18.11 @ 22:18pm
It's astonishing that Marshall Crenshaw isn't in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame...especially when you consider the field of past inductees. He fronted the best power-pop, melodic rock trio I've ever heard...covering lead vocals AND lead guitar. He's one of the best pop/rock songwriters that ever put pen (or pencil) to paper. Nonsense.
Posted by D.W. on Friday, 10.28.11 @ 14:50pm
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