Spacemen 3

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2011 (The 2012 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Spacemen 3 @ Wikipedia

Spacemen 3 Videos

Will Spacemen 3 be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


7 comments so far (post your own)

I do love them, but I'd give it to Spiritualized if forced between the two.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 05.14.08 @ 07:49am

What if Sonic Youth had never existed? Would Spacemen 3 have filled that void?

Posted by Casper on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 13:54pm

Nah, I imagine the Fall would've done that.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 07:11am

Really good band, actually. The list of artists who cite them is actually fairly impressive and they've made an impact on the shoegaze scene (they were usually classified as "neo-psychedelia"). I'm not sure if it's enough, though.

Maybe I'll do a GFW-analysis later (unless GFW feels like doing one himself)

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 10.30.11 @ 07:32am

Go ahead, I've got no bloody clue who this band is.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 10.30.11 @ 07:35am

Alright, GFW, you've got it:

Innovation: They've been called one of the most revolutionary UK guitar bands as well as being important to the sound of "neo-psychedelia" then again, that's not that big of a genre. 15

Influence: Very important to the shoegaze scene, they've influenced a truckload of bands including notables like My Bloody Valentine. 20

Critical acclaim: Apart from being called a revolutionary guitar band, they were called the most influential underground band of their generation (for more just look at all the praise on their wikipedia entry). Their album Playing with Fire is very highly critically praised. 20

Commercial success: Very little to speak of. 5

Total: 60

Conclusion: Not quite Hall of Fame worthy. Close, but no cigar.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 10.30.11 @ 11:31am

"Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To" is among the best album titles ever.

Posted by Max on Tuesday, 11.8.16 @ 20:25pm

Leave your comment:




Security Question:

Which letter is Springsteen's band named after?

Note: Emails will not be visible or used in any way, but are required. Please keep comments relevant to the topic. Any content deemed inappropriate or offensive may be edited and/or deleted.

No HTML code is allowed.

This site is not affiliated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.