Uncle Tupelo

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2015 (The 2016 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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No Depression (1990)

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


4 comments so far (post your own)

Similar to Kyuss's role in the field of stoner metal, Uncle Tupelo was a band that basically set the standard for a modern genre (alt-country) and then splintered into different groups exploring similar territory (Wilco and Son Volt, each excellent in its own right). To avoid confusion, I'm not giving them credit for the entirety of the genre, but they were and are heavily influential on the way it sounds today and for the past decade.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 00:52am

This is one of my favorite bands. They were shortlived, but all four of their albums are distinct and excellent. William is correct, they were one of the most influential bands on that genre today.

Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 09:42am

Uncle Tupelo was simply one of the finest bands on the 1990s.
They never achieved commercial success, quite often great bands just don't, but the impact they had on alternative county / country-rock music was huge.
I consider "No Depression" and "Anodyne" among the best albums in Rock & Roll history. Bands of their caliber are the ones we should expect to see inducted. It's very sad to note that people posted hundreds of comments for shitty pop icons like Mariah Carey and there are very few comments posted for this seminal band.

Posted by Tony on Friday, 08.8.14 @ 06:19am

Uncle Tupelo were wildly talented and productive. They were alt-country. Their music was influential on a whole generation of alt-country and americana artists, and their talent is shown not only in their work, but the work of the splinters of the band who still continue to make great music today.

Posted by Mark on Wednesday, 03.9.16 @ 10:24am

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