Eligible since: 2001 (The 2002 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
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Alongwith their lack of US commercial success, I believe The Damned's regular line-up shifts and inconsistency in the studio will lock them out.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 12:23pm
On the other hand, they were a punk band, which almost guarantees that they will be inducted.
Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 16:49pm
Their line-up may have varied over their 32 years, but their MUSIC remained strong and relevant, album after album. Although there's no denying the Sex Pistols were extremely influencial...they only released ONE album! The Damned have released NINE! All classics in their genre. Is "US Commercial success" the guage by which we judge classic and influential music? NO! The Damned deserve to be inducted, (although they don't give a shit weather they are or not). They are responsible for a number of "firsts". First so-called "punk rock" record, first punk band to tour America, and many more. The Damned are legendary and have never gotten their just deserves. They are the Beatles of punk rock and out-cool every other band by being semi esoteric. If it were up to me, The Damned, The Stranglers, The Buzzcocks, and XTC would ALL be inducted before the likes of John Mellencamp or ANY rap/hip-hop group.
Posted by Kram Ufflernot on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 17:07pm
"On the other hand, they were a punk band, which almost guarantees that they will be inducted." - A metal tribute to The Smiths
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 13:18pm
I at least would have spelled it right.
Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 13:56pm
If you would care to make an actual argument, instead of correcting my intentional spelling-errors...
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 14:03pm
Sense of humour, liam.
Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 14:11pm
No, I just decided that I was above turning every thread into an unfunny game of witty-comment-tennis.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 14:26pm
Oh you're no fun anymore.
Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 14:28pm
Just shows what Bon Jovi's "music" can do to people, I guess.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 14:34pm
What's with you and Bon Jovi all of a sudden?
Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 14:38pm
Metalsmith -ask him about Rush.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 04.4.08 @ 14:33pm
and what's up with him and Rush?:)
Posted by Child in Time 27 on Saturday, 12.27.08 @ 20:10pm
I have "The Black Album" in mp3 format; excellent work. I'm not sure whether they belong, but the fact that they were the first British punk band (unless you think it's The Who) has to count for something.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 02.5.10 @ 18:03pm
I've changed my mind. They are kind of a toss-up, but I'm leaning towards them being in, so I'm pulling for them, even though it'll never happen. I'd also like to get on the soapbox for a minute. I keep hearing about the deserving indie bands will be recognized. I read one comment on Rolling Stone that said "Nominating KISS and and RHCP are complete PR moves, the Hall knows the indie bands are much more worthy." Even more grating are piles of wank like this:
Posted by Sam on Monday, 06.28.10 @ 21:03pm
Following GFW's way of doing business:
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.27.11 @ 07:40am
To add numbers to the above:
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 11.29.11 @ 11:57am
I might be interviewing these guys on Saturday, I'm really excited about that!
Posted by Ryan on Thursday, 10.23.14 @ 18:30pm
Saw these guys in Louisville at Mercury Ballroom. About 300 there for a great show. Had 2 other bands before them, Vice Tricks & Bleached (check out Bleached. Nice pop/rock band).
Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 04.25.17 @ 19:18pm
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