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He might not be inducted. But he deserves to be.
Posted by That Guy on Saturday, 07.26.08 @ 18:24pm
He's great. Especially his first album.
Posted by Chea on Monday, 07.28.08 @ 13:35pm
It is completely unacceptable that Willie Nile is not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Along with the fact that so many people have voted against him being in the hall, not because they don’t think he’s deserving of it, but because they are simply unaware of who he is. That is just plain wrong. Willie Nile is THE most underrated artist of ALL time. Willie Nile needs to be in the hall; otherwise the hall will lose all of its credibility. The fact Madonna can get in but not Nile is beyond me. Take Madonna’s good for nothing, untalented, skanky old ass out of the Hall and PUT WILLIE NILE IN. He has a completely original style that set him apart from trash music that developed in the 80’s and continues on to this day. His debut featured the single “Sing Me a Song” a song that is perhaps one of the most underrated classic rock songs ever. In fact, the song is a masterpiece and is on its own better than anything the Wilson sisters of Heart ever accomplished. Thank God he came along in the 80’s. He was called “the next Bob Dylan” although he is much better. Not since Tom Petty have we seen such great music. He had so many other fantastic songs like “Old Men Sleeping on the Bowery,” “That’s the Reason,” and all the songs from his Hard Times In America record. Proving he was still excellent more than 2 decades after his career took off, he released the album Streets of New York in 2006. An album many consider his best.
Posted by Gustav on Thursday, 08.21.08 @ 15:56pm
This guy has been at it for 30 years now. He's still a great player and released his latest album this year. When he first started out, He was compared to Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly. Also his debut album was called “one of the most thrilling post-Byrds folk-rock albums of all time”
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 07.8.09 @ 16:31pm
Well, Gustav's post does a good job of summing up Willie Nile even though Gustav's passion sometimes goes in a little extreme directions and there's a bit of hyperbole there (saying the RRHOF will lose its credibility if Willie Nile isn't inducted to just name one thing not to mention thrashing several artists, like Bob Dylan, I guess Gustav is a good example of an overly passionate fan) but I couldn't really understand why Nile was never better known. Kind of reminds me of bands like Mountain or Sparks, artists who should have been bigger than they become. The aforementioned "Sing Me a Song" is a good song, couldn't find it on YouTube though, but "Shine Your Light" is on there as is "Vagabond Moon" which is excellent.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 13:15pm
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