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Old 08-17-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: San Gabriel Valley
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funny, I apparently live in a different universe than you
I live on planet Earth, where are you?
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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Ted is a good guitarist with one great song - Sranglehold. That does not make a hall of fame career....sorry.
It shouldn't--but it happens.

Percy Sledge had a moderately successful career from 1966 to 1968. His only top ten hit went to number 1--"When A Man Loves A Woman", charted in May of 1966. His career with Atlantic Records lasted until 1973 when he was dropped. His other two chart songs-"Take Time To Know Her" and "Warm And Tender Love" went top 20. He recorded for Monument and Capricorn Records in the late 70's/early 80's. Nothing much came from those labels.

He went into the HOF in 2005.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Crosby is right. Do politics play into it some, probably a bit but it's more about not being very good and, importantly, not very likable. Popularity contests like the HoF like feel good stories to weep up the crowd.

As someone else said, Crosby himself would never make it without CSN&Y and they carried him.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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There are some songs that transcend...When a Man Loves a Women is definitely one of them.

Stranglehold - not so much.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:18 PM
 
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Crosby is right. Do politics play into it some, probably a bit but it's more about not being very good and, importantly, not very likable. Popularity contests like the HoF like feel good stories to weep up the crowd.

As someone else said, Crosby himself would never make it without CSN&Y and they carried him.
You do know he is /inducted in the Hall twice right?CSN and ........The Byrds.
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
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David Crosby has no time for Ted Nugent whining that he hasnít been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of his conservative politics.

After the Trump-supporting rocker told a radio station that he thinks heís been excluded from the Hall because of his outspoken support for the National Rifle Association, Crosby offered a different explanation, the Daily News reported.

David Crosby: Talent keeping Ted Nugent out of Hall of Fame


And Mr. Crosby is probably right.
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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And Mr. Crosby is probably right.
They are both right as the current political bent of the song and performers are also important
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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Ted Nugent didn't know "Journey to the Center of the Mind" was about drug(s), and I think I read he fired druggies. IMO the singing on "Cat Scratch Fever" wasn't appealing at all. Then there was Damn Yankees "Can You Take Me High Enough?" with a couple dozen guns in it and I don't know if he insisted on that for all future videos. His obsession with guns/NRA caused him to quit the business? Or not finding musicians that don't use drugs?

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I never cared for anything else Nugent did, but I still think that "Journey to the Center of the Mind" is a cool tune. At least that one qualifies The Amboy Dukes mention in the R&R HOF as a "One-Hit Wonder".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCR3GSXGFc4
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:58 PM
 
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There were a bunch of rock acts in 70s into the 80s that were about going out and having a good time and playing some loud raunchy rock n roll. Nugent, Nazareth, Thin Lizzy. Grand Funk Railroad among them. Hard working and hard touring bands, they all belong in the hall. Not because they were transcendent but because they are important to the history of hard rock and have a decent catalog of top notch songs (at least to fans of that genre).

All that said, the HOF itself is a joke and must share a large number of its voters with the Grammys.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:03 PM
 
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Quick - name as many Ted Nugent songs as you can.

I can only come up with Cat Scratch Fever, Little Miss Dangerous, and Fred Bear. The last one I know because they play it non-stop every November - the start of regular firearm deer hunting season.

And I grew up in Michigan during Ted Nugent's supposed "Golden Era".

Two and a half mediocre songs don't get you into any Hall of Fame.
Strangelhold
Cat Scratch Fever
Great White Buffalo (epic live versions in the 80s/90s)
Wango Tango
Smokescreen
Terminus El Dorado
Wang Dang Sweet Poontang
Workin' Hard/Playin' Hard
Free for All

All juvenile, but pure rock n roll energy.
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