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Sure are Ape.CFFC
Posted by nocturna on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 17:19pm
spread the word. the cult are going to the hall of fame in 2009 for certain.
Posted by magic booka on Saturday, 01.20.07 @ 07:33am
The full moon is rising and the spirit of Crazy Horse is with THE CULT. CFFC my Brothers and Sisters around the world of THE CULT Tribe.
Posted by Chuck Seven Eagles on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 19:58pm
Hugely responsible for saving real rock & roll thru the glam 80s.
Posted by Chuckwheat on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 13:01pm
Electric is neat, but no way in hell are they getting in.
Posted by William on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 18:59pm
The Cult are going to open for Led Zeppelin in 2008. And they deserve it if anyone does. This band took control of carrying on classic rock in the '80s.
Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 01.15.08 @ 16:50pm
As a 40 year guitarslinger my opinion about The Cult is... thats Rock & Roll!!!!
Posted by Terry on Sunday, 01.27.08 @ 09:59am
As a 17-year-old singer my response is total agreement.
Posted by Metalsmith on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 13:30pm
One of the greatest rock bands ever. The chemistry between Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy is only matched by a few other artists. Excellent band. The doors to the Hall of Fame better open for The Cult.
Posted by skull on Tuesday, 05.20.08 @ 21:41pm
Personally, I feel that the R&R Hall of Fame is a sham for inducting artists like Madonna and ignoring some of the founding fathers or Rock n' Roll (read...far more influential than Madge, er, Esther or whatever she's calling herself these days). This IS the ROCK AND ROLL Hall of Fame and not the "inspired legions of young girls that talent doesn't matter when you can wreathe around the floor half naked" hall of fame, correct?
Posted by Kim on Tuesday, 05.27.08 @ 00:13am
I agree with Kim, this whole thing is a big joke that isn't funny. The Cult deserve induction but will probably have to wait 20 more years. Why? Because they aren't as comercial as the "Material Girl" and her fake British accent. Oh well that just makes The Cult more credible if they don't get in because most of the other cool bands have to wait also.
Posted by email@example.com on Saturday, 06.14.08 @ 06:43am
Absolutely to the hall of fame for The Cult. First time I heard Sonic Temple was on the beach in Torremolinos, southern Spain. I drank until retarded, got sunburned over 99% of my body on the nude beach. I spent a fair amount of time in Nottingham as well at Rock City. What an awesome era, never thought I'd have witnessed part of history as I'm reading now. Kind of a bummer its over, but definitely proud to have been there with them on the other end of the radio/tape. Just pure rock and roll when shit turned foo foo.
Posted by Dave on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 22:29pm
WITHOUT A DOUBT THEY BELONG IN> This should not be up for debate.
Posted by Chris McDowell on Friday, 12.5.08 @ 11:42am
A different band, yes. Gothic punk, Gothic rock, at the beginning? In order for them to seriously go in to this MTV/ROLLING STONE/AMERICAN Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you need Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, and Guns and Roses to go in first. Then, The Cure and The Smiths. Don't hold your breath.
Posted by pablo on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 14:55pm
'That just makes The Cult more credible if they don't get in because most of the other cool bands have to wait also.'
Posted by Robin on Tuesday, 07.7.09 @ 11:06am
"The Red Hot Chili Peppers don't have to wait at all. They will just get inducted because they are instant hall of fame material, unlike average rockbands with average songwriting like 'The Cult' and so on..."
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 02.17.10 @ 17:19pm
Maybe one day we'll see the Cult get in..
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 04.4.11 @ 14:07pm
Interesting band. While I was listening to Motley, Ratt, Great White, etc. they caught my attention. Singer had a great voice and they could play. Still put them on the bar jukebox. Not hall worthy though.
Posted by Eddie Dobzanski on Tuesday, 12.27.11 @ 22:27pm
Guns n Roses just got in (which I think is a legitimate choice) even though they only did two albums as a unit, and only the first was really great. When you think of the Cult's career, they have a whole lot of great songs and brought a unique edge to the 80's goth scene. They then proceeded to blow the doors off the decade with classic, driving rock and roll while maintaining a completely distinctive style. Some of their work post-Sonic Temple is criminally underrated. They kept forging on to compile a body of work that's spanned nearly 30 years. Their music from the 80's and 90's still sounds fresh today. Let them in for christ's sake.
Posted by K. Lines on Wednesday, 08.22.12 @ 10:46am
When it comes to The Cult vs The Cure, I favor The Cult myself. Although I really like The Cure too.
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 08.23.12 @ 07:55am
K. Lines - I could not agree more!
Posted by Nick Gilmour on Tuesday, 10.16.12 @ 18:40pm
I really enjoyed Sonic Temple back in the day but had NO IDEA that the music of The Cult would change my life and that decades on, all I need is a riff from Billy's Gretsch and I'm instantly moved. Probably doesn't help that my wife's ring tone is "Fire Woman" :-)
Posted by Dibble on Friday, 08.16.13 @ 10:18am
Nick Gilmour-this isn't your personal blog. Who cares about your kids and what you're trying to force onto their ears? The topic is about the Hall of Fame, and I'm pretty sure the 'tastes' of 7 year olds don't determine that anyway.
Posted by jfon on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 06:53am
Saw The Cult up in Cincinatti back in December. Before they even played, I managed to drop a brand new camera on floor & break it. That put a damper on festivities. The set I saw (which was their new album) was great. Missed their 2nd set, as I had to leave knowing I had to get to camera store in morn.
Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 07:31am
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