>Off the Beaten Path>2014 Rock & roll HOF
that time again to discuss the merits of who should or should not be nominated. or even if a particular artist should be considered Rock & Roll. With that said, below is who I gave my 5 votes to, in order .
1. Nirvana- was not the 1st or maybe not the even the best of the Seattle Grunge bands. but "Nevermind" and "Smells like teen spirit
exploded the Seattle/NW grunge movement into national & international domination (+ the fact I'm from Seattle & greater PNW)
2. Deep Purple- should have made it last year. DP along with Black Sabbath were predicessors of Heavy Metal. "My woman from
Tokyo" along with "Hush" two of my all-time favorites.
3. Linda Ronstadt-could argue that good portion of her music not really rock & roll but what a cutie in her early days & one of the
greatest female voices of all time. very very sad that her singing career is over. Have great admiration for her courage/ability to "march to the beat of a different drum". one of the alltime great crossover artists
4.Cat Stevens-great voice & tremendous songwriter & although I don't have same religious beliefs, I have respect for him
standing firm on his own beliefs. Not always easy.
5.Kiss-not one of my favorites but will give them the last nod because of their sales, stage presence, & influence (not always positive). Some of some of their songs are classic rock & will be played forever.
Cat Stevens is less rock & roll than Linda Ronstadt. I'm surprised Deep Purple is not already in for many years. I agree with Nirvana. I can't deny the popularity of Kiss, though I'm not a fan either.
"Not to touch the Earth, not to see the Sun, nothing left to do but run, run, run..."
Beat, pretty much in agreement with what you said