The Jesus and Mary Chain
Eligible since: 2009 (The 2010 Induction Ceremony)
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well they should be in there, but this is run by americans isn't it? so who ####in knows?
Posted by ben on Thursday, 07.27.06 @ 07:55am
You're right they should be but I'd be really surprised if they ever do get in.
Posted by AZ Dave on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 22:35pm
i don't want they be inducted...
Posted by coop on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 06:20am
Another in a long linge of bands that fall into the should they vs. will they conundrum. I don't think anyone who's followed the course of alt will deny the Brothers Reid their due, but the voters, they're not really the most alert group of people if you haven't noticed.
Posted by Kit on Friday, 05.18.07 @ 18:33pm
Psychocandy was groundbreaking and incredibly influential in it's flawlessly mixing three minute pop songs with ear splitting noise. The album sounds groundbreaking even today. However, they're not HOF material whatsoever.
Posted by Jeff on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 19:52pm
Will probably not get into the HOF, but I'd love to see at least a few JAMC Psychocandy era artifacts end up in permanent displays in Cleveland.
Posted by Nicky on Thursday, 07.12.07 @ 06:05am
get them in there. BRMC and other noisy bands like the ravonettes could not exist without JaMC. And the Pixies were influenced by them too. Classic pop songs with tons of noise, lots of bands do this stuff. They influenced Curve who in turn influenced Garbage, yadda yadda yadda.
Posted by gary on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 15:01pm
I Definately think they should be inducted i own every album by them and think they are a very influential band on a lot of new music today
Posted by april on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 12:48pm
A nice band but no big deal. This is the end of it, from now on it will be scraping the bottom of the barrell save Guns N Roses and Oasis. The Jam are not in nor are the Damned. No Link Wray, no Dick Dale The Red Hots will get in with thier tired act.
Posted by Jay on Monday, 07.7.08 @ 00:45am
"This is the end of it, from now on it will be scraping the bottom of the barrel save GNR and Oasis"
Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 07.7.08 @ 05:13am
Yeah Korn, Def Lep, RATM and Bon Jovi are definitely bottom of the barrel.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 07.7.08 @ 11:28am
They may be bottom of the barrel to you, Liam, but judging from the amount of posts on this site, B. Jovi, Def Lep, Korn, and RATM must have moved somebody out there. You can say it's all fanboys, but folks on the street heard quality there. They all stand a better chance of getting in the Hall than J&MC. Who knows, maybe someone on the voting committee will come to their defense....
Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 07.7.08 @ 16:54pm
Jeez Liam, Quit Being Susch a Stuck-Up Snob. Lots of People Enjoy These Guys. Have You Even Listened To Them? Do You Have Anything Good To Say About Any Band?!?!
Posted by Tyson on Saturday, 12.27.08 @ 09:50am
Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 06.2.09 @ 21:07pm
Well... maybe on DMB
Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 06.2.09 @ 21:08pm
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 06.2.09 @ 21:13pm
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 06.4.09 @ 04:09am
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 06.4.09 @ 05:33am
Paul - check out Queens of the Stone Age - you may like them.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 06.4.09 @ 08:17am
Sorry but Red Hot Chili Peppers are gonna be the #1 in this one.
Posted by Anthony on Tuesday, 08.4.09 @ 02:19am
They deserve it, but it's not happening... nobody has any idea who these guys are.
Posted by Kyle on Sunday, 08.9.09 @ 19:17pm
Hell yes! They've got a crazy odd sound and have influenced plenty of people. However, I kind of hope they don't. They're too cool to be in the rock hall of fame.
Posted by tomas on Thursday, 02.4.10 @ 15:31pm
Posted by lame on Tuesday, 05.4.10 @ 19:32pm
Nirvana - Yes
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 06.12.10 @ 15:55pm
So, Jeff, if they were influential and innovative, how exactly are they not HOF material?
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 07.27.10 @ 16:04pm
Even if they only ever released "Psychocandy" they would deserve the Hall. They ALMOST single handedly changed the face of music in the last 30 years or so.
Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 11.5.10 @ 21:14pm
Jesus Jones isn't here yet.
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 08:42am
But what does that have to do with the Jesus and Mary Chain?
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 08:48am
How about Jesus Christ?
Posted by Evangelist on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 10:00am
Nirvana - Yes
Posted by Jim on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 11:24am
OK, I'm weighing in on this yes/maybe/no for the RRHOF thing:
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 11:56am
I've changed mine a bit:
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 03.17.11 @ 10:17am
Sam, Teenage Fanclub were something of a 90's power pop band, though they also could be classified as alternative... This could be me oversimplifying, but basically they didn't do anything Big Star, Badfinger and Dinosaur Jr. did before them, so no to them for RRHOF (they're still worth checking out though, I'm not a huge fan myself)
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.17.11 @ 10:27am
"Franz Ferdinand (too early to tell, really)"
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.17.11 @ 10:29am
Darklands should've received a closer look; my fault for not recognizing that it's on equal footing with Psychocandy (musically of course).
Posted by Sam on Monday, 09.5.11 @ 18:53pm
Influence: i'd definetly say they were influnetial on the shoegaze and noise scene. 20%
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 09.18.11 @ 15:44pm
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 11.24.11 @ 12:59pm
Apologies for the redundant use of "probably."
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 11.24.11 @ 13:02pm
I find the unwavering worship of Soundgarden and Alice In Chains (and the entire "grunge" scene in general) on this site quite comical.
Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 11.24.11 @ 15:16pm
"Teenage Fanclub are only undeserving due to lack of popularity/ignorance."
Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 11.24.11 @ 15:29pm
I respect grunge, it's nowhere near my favourite style of music, but if you're going to put Nirvana and PJ in the Hall, Soundgarden should be in too, IMO.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 11.24.11 @ 15:49pm
Actually, out of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, I only consider myself a fan of Soundgarden.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 11.24.11 @ 15:50pm
"I've also started to lean no to Primal Scream as I just can't see the Hall ever considering them. If anyone wants to come to Primal Scream's defence, I welcome it."
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 12.29.11 @ 06:06am
Excellent post, Sam. You've convinced me to move Primal Scream to the "no" pile.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 12.29.11 @ 07:16am
Granted the rest of their catalogue may shift me, but I'm just basing it on those two albums for now.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 17:53pm
I agree, both are good but I don't think the Hall will get to either for a long time (if ever).
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 18:06pm
And since I'm on this page I've still got hopes for the Jesus and Mary Chain and Cocteau Twins but it might be wishful thinking.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 18:07pm
Saw the band in Lexington recently. Performed an energetic set. As is their reputation, they were 45 mins late to begin their set (which pissed me off a bit).
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 09.27.12 @ 07:59am
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