Yo La Tengo

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2011 (The 2012 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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


11 comments so far (post your own)

Yo La Tengo sure as Hell deserve it, but I cannot ever imagine the Hall being hip enough to vote them in.

Posted by Jeff R Hall on Wednesday, 04.1.09 @ 20:29pm

I was all set to argue with you, and then I realized what day you posted. Ha ha. Joke's on me. Well played.

Posted by Ralph Wiggham on Thursday, 04.2.09 @ 07:28am

I have to vote yes for them, cause anyone associated w/Casey Stengel deserves note.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 05.6.09 @ 17:19pm

honored to be the fourth to post

"Criteria include the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."


Posted by sapmiami on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 14:04pm

Great band. Emphatic yes.

Posted by Chalkie on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 13:11pm

Very deserving. But they might be too cool to make it in though.

Posted by Tim on Sunday, 01.24.10 @ 00:50am

I like these guys a bit (even though I like Big Head Todd & the Monsters (a similar band) a little more).

Now, that being said, can we quit making stupid comments like "they might be too cool to make it in"? Even though the HoF has inductees that most view as "questionable", there are artists in there who pretty much invented "cool" who this band will never touch...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.24.10 @ 07:25am

So like... James Brown, the old bluesmen, Leonard Cohen and... that's it. YLT are cooler than everyone else in the Hall, unless Tom Waits makes it in this year.

Hey! This would make a groovy section/thread: "Coolest artists in the hall/not in the hall".

For not in the Hall I nominate the Jesus & Mary Chain, Wire and Suicide.

Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 11.12.10 @ 22:04pm

One of the truly great bands of the last 25 years.

Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 06.24.12 @ 19:41pm

Saw this band at Bunbury. Very interesting set. 3 piece band that puts out a great amount of music. Lead guitarist can really play. Other 2 musicians play a variety of instruments as well.

Their music sorta reminded me of Phish. Maybe with a bit harder edge to it.

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 07.17.13 @ 07:34am

Essence of rock n roll.

Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 09.7.13 @ 12:46pm

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