The Polyphonic Spree

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2026 (The 2027 Induction Ceremony)

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


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Wow, not even any comments for these guys yet.

They are my hope to revive MUSIC in the first decade of the twenty-first century. With the top forty charts dominated by rap, wannabe metal, and one note synth-pop they are a modern orchestral pop-rock band that recall Sgt. Pepper's era Beatles, Good Vibrations Beach Boys and the ELO.

They are totally against the grain of modern music because they have no less than twenty-five musicians in the band, including a horn section, string section, and choral section, all of whom travel with the band live as well as record with them.

The song most of you might be familiar with is "Light And Day". It was a car commercial back in 2001. It was not a hit single, however. No one really knows how to market the Polyphonic Spree right now since they are so different than what is currently popular. That doesn't make their music any less fantastic.

Their best album is 2004's Together We're Heavy, which contains the songs "Hold Me Now", "Everything Starts At The Seam", "Two Thousand Places At Once", and "When The Fool Becomes A King", all of which would be mega-hits in a better world. Actually, all of them would have been hits had the band been around in the late '60s and early '70s.

Hopefully, by the time they are eligible the musical and political climates will have shifted enough that genuinely good music will get its due.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 10.1.08 @ 15:02pm

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