The Soft Boys

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2002 (The 2003 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Underwater Moonlight (1980)

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


5 comments so far (post your own)

God, "Underwater Moonlight" is foolish. Hugely influential group. What punk rock learned from the Byrds.

Posted by Chalkie on Monday, 04.19.10 @ 08:39am

The Soft Boys, and the subsequently-launched solo career of singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock, never acheived the level of popular fame it deserved, but among songwriters, was extremely influential. A generation of alternative bands, beginning with no less than REM, cite the Soft Boys & Hitchcock as an influence.

Posted by Mike Kirby on Friday, 04.30.10 @ 00:26am

Really solid band. "Underwater Moonlight" is an essentially flawless album. Robyn Hitchcock later embarked on a successful solo career.

Innovative for their blend of folk-rock with psychedelia after psychedelia had long past (thus, neo-psychedelia). "Underwater Moonlight" could essentially be called "post-punk."

A band well worth checking out.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 11.29.11 @ 12:11pm

Tahvo - I voted for "Underwater Moonlight" once in the Album Project to no response. I'm still supportive of it if if you're interested.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 12.3.11 @ 06:55am

Darin, count me in.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 12.3.11 @ 07:05am

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