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ABBA in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

ABBA, but not Little Feat, Los Lobos, or even Alice Cooper.

Are The Monkees in the Hall?

Would you put ABBA in, or no?

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ABBA, but not Little Feat, Los Lobos, or even Alice Cooper.

Are The Monkees in the Hall?

Would you put ABBA in, or no?

ABBA, yeah. And Alice Cooper. Los Lobos is good, but I'm not sure they warrant hall of fame. Little Feat, well, not my cup of tea.

And the Monkees. Um, I'll just not tork anyone off and reserve comment for now. If we see the Monkees, how about Spinal Tap?

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Spinal Tap!

If ABBA gets in, so does Spinal Tap. And The Rutles. And the Banana Splits.

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I think ABBA is something of an obvious choice given that they are what, the 5th best selling musical act of all time? I think Alice Cooper is probably worthy, but I'm not so sure about the others. Well, except for Spinal Tap of course!

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ABBA sucked. Some sort of Swedish Captian and Tenille shit. Shit gave me a headache on the radio.

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Hey, is Linda in the Hall?

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ABBA sucked. Some sort of Swedish Captian and Tenille shit. Shit gave me a headache on the radio.

Hey I never cared for it either. But they were (still are) wildly popular. How often are movies and musicals made entirely around a pop band's music some twenty years after they finished performing?

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Lots of ommissions in the Hall.

I was surprised Jethro Tull was not in.

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Lots of ommissions in the Hall.

I was surprised Jethro Tull was not in.

Or Deep Purple. The choices are kind of weird, that's for sure.

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ABBA in the HOF. Is Bobby Sherman in?

Johnny Winter is not in either. That's shameful.

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ABBA sucked. Some sort of Swedish Captian and Tenille shit. Shit gave me a headache on the radio.

Hey I never cared for it either. But they were (still are) wildly popular. How often are movies and musicals made entirely around a pop band's music some twenty years after they finished performing?

We did a $100k rebuild of a student bar, the most amazing acoustics install..and then I spent a week tuning the Bag-End/Bryston system and then modifying the sound board, and the DJ mixer, modded the crossovers, the whole damn thing. It was set up so that it would deliver about a clean 120+ db with the light on the bryston's ~just~ touching red flashes (brytson peak meters) ..on the most severe peaks.

The AC power was amazing as they university had an entire building full of electricians, for the campus,and it was at a time when they were being paid, but not busy. So I had carte-blanche to ask for any electrical insanity I wanted. So I did! All the AC lines 'home run', and fully separate 20 amp lines for each amplifier, an entirely new AC power box, from off the least noisy (measured and we used the AC power blueprints/book for the building) AC source, the whole bloody works.

The debut band for the whole shebang..was..the ABBA clone touring group. The ones who actually look like Abba, sound like Abba, the stage show, the lights, the whole damn thing.

I would say it was awesome, but it wasn't. The students loved it, though.

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Hey, is Linda in the Hall?

No, I don't know if she will ever be accepted because she sang cover songs. But she sold a shit load of albums. Does that count? Actually, I think her name comes up like all the rest that makes us wonder why is a pop band making it. Just look at the all the world class musicians that performed and recorded with her? Go figure.

I will admit I have a greatest hits ABBA CD someplace in the dark.

Nice story, KBK.

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Why would anyone want to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? It seems to me that Rock and Roll is the one musical genre built on fighting the power, giving the finger to "the Man," being a rogue, an individual, and resisting all institutions.

Why then, at the end of your career, would you want yourself enshrined and institutionalized? Why would you want to be a part of the very system you fought against in the first place?

If you look at the RRHoF as little more than a glorified Planet Hollywood/ Hard Rock Cafe, why wouldn't ABBA deserve to be in?

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If you look at the RRHoF as little more than a glorified Planet Hollywood/ Hard Rock Cafe, why wouldn't ABBA deserve to be in?

Ok. You win this thread.

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