Originally Posted by evollove
I was thinking last night: I don't particularly care about the Rock Hall of Fame. But others do.
IF there has to be a Rock institution--a place where quality and influence are celebrated--then it is very bothersome that SY are not in there.
There are a number of bands I like, maybe even love, who I feel deserve a spot. But without SY, the whole thing feels incomplete.
In fact, I'm having trouble right now thinking of a group or artist who deserves it more.
You are speaking from a fan's perspective, but I don't think Sonic Youth ever had the kind of truly mainstream, national/international appeal that generally gets bands into these kinds of schtick museums. Personally, I'd rather they DIDN'T invite Sonic Youth, why taint what we already got going ourselves? WE love them and celebrate them, isn't that enough?