Wither the Class of '80?
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has snubbed the class of 1980. I take this personally as I AM the class of 1980. Granted, some really shitty music came out that year, but they couldn't find ONE band with a 1980 debut album fit for the Hall?
I'm going to save my WHY THE FUCK ISN'T VAN HALEN IN THE HALL OF FAME post for another day. Makes me sad and puppy-eyed just thinking about it. It's freaking Hagar's fault! It's Cherone's fault! It's...yea, another day.
Anyhow: Can anyone identify a single band/artist that debuted in 1980 deserving of place on the ballot?
Update, in relation to comments:
The article refers to artists appearing on the ballot for the first time. Because of the 25 year rule, artists debuting in 1980 are eligble for the first time to be on the ballot. None made it.
Black Sabbath is up for I think the seventh year in a row.
Although the Pretenders album debuted in 1980, the HOF says they started in 79 and inducted them last year .
U2 was also inducted last year (meaning they are considered to technically have a 1979 debut), and by last year I mean this year. Which is confusing, I know.
The ballot for this year was just mailed out, which means it's really for next year. I think.
Another update: I believe in the power of Iron Maiden. I bet they get in eventually.