The Art of Noise

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2008 (The 2009 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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


10 comments so far (post your own)

Absolutely. No. Chance.

Not. Ever. In. A. Million. Years

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 09:18am

Interesting group...can't say I've heard anything by them that I didn't like. Oddly enough, their most recent material is getting airplay on a "smooth jazz" station here in Denver...haven't quite figured out what "smooth jazz" actually is!

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 09:18am

Yeah, I think so too!

They're kinda overlooked, but I wouldn't induct them.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 09:19am

Here is a collaboration that Art Of Noise did with a Hall Of Fame inductee doing a remake of one of his classics. Duane Eddy had a very distincy guitar style...lot of fun!!

Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 20:13pm

distinct...DAMN!! Still gotta learn to!!!!

Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 20:14pm

I don't think the band will ever make it, but if producers are considered, then Trevor Horn should get some looks. All that being said, TAON was innovative with the way they used samplers to construct some surprisingly hard-rocking singles. Check out 'Beatbox'.

Posted by DaveYes on Tuesday, 04.29.08 @ 12:50pm

They might have a chance, but they were almost a novelty act (and I don't mean Dr. Demento type of novelty), so I think that'll hurt their chances.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 19:01pm

The Art of Noise Pollution
Oh wait, my mistake...that's Celine Dion (minus the "art" part)

Posted by Joker on Tuesday, 06.30.09 @ 20:34pm

The Art of Noise

01. Anne Dudley
02. J. J. Jeczalik
03. Gary Langan
04. Trevor Horn
05. Paul Morley
06. Lol Creme

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.3.12 @ 08:19am

Definitely an underrated synth act that pioneered some fascinating experiments with sampling and sound collages and even crossed over to the hip-hop arena. God knows Moments in Love has been sampled by enough rappers at this point. I'd induct Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, New Order, Human League, Devo and a few other synth/electronica acts ahead of AON first, but AON would certainly be worthy enough to make it in second or third ballot (Not that I would expect the rockists at the HOF to recognize the enormous innovation and influence of 1970s and 1980s synth/electronic bands, which is one of the many reasons I regard the RRHOF as a colossal joke whose relevance has largely died, as Astrodog has previously indicated in other posts).

Posted by Zach on Wednesday, 08.5.15 @ 12:48pm

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