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  • Diet Teridax
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    Pink Floyd is one of the greatest bands of all time in my opinion and no one can argue they are not iconic and influential, but I have no idea why the Grammys never gave their amazing work with albums like “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “The Wall” the recognition they deserved. Queen, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Radiohead have cited this band as an influence, so in spite of their legacy and inspiring so many other artists why would the Recording Academy voters snub this amazing band?

    In 1981, audio engineer James Guthrie won what appears to be the the first of only 2 Grammys the band ever received for his work on their album “The Wall.” Later in 1995, the band themselves finally won for the song “Marooned” from the album “The Division Bell.”

    Still, no Record of the Year nomination for any song of the band’s literally ever seems particularly egregious and inexcusable considering all the band did do advance the genre of progressive rock. Their song “Time” would have been a very worthy nominee for Song of the Year in my humble opinion. I don’t think most music fans with diverse tastes would argue that “The Dark Side of the Moon” didn’t deserve an Album of the Year nomination if not the win itself. Seriously, what’s up the Grammys strange lack of love for Pink Floyd over the years?

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    Why has Queen always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?

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    Why has Pink Floyd always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?

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    Why has Aerosmith always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?

    Because Grammys never liked good music.

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    Interstella 5555
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    Their music was too progressive for Grammy members at the time.

    Never stopped them becoming a legend and being inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame, which is 10 times more prestigious than a Grammy and the true indicator that your career has a legacy. Many favorite artists of the academy will never have the same recognition (see Celine Dion, Tony Bennet, Taylor Swift as examples).

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    theexterminator
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    Nobody gives a sheet for the Jann Wenner Hall of Shame.

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    Interstella 5555
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    Tell that to the massive amount of fans that twist their panties voting for their favorite artists and the way artists themselves feel honored when they are recognized

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    Marco11
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    Because Grammys have always, beside singular exceptions, played it safe in major categories.

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    Marco11
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    And there has always been a certain resistence to rock music in the general field.

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    theexterminator
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    Tell that to the massive amount of fans that twist their panties voting for their favorite artists and the way artists themselves feel honored when they are recognized

     

    AMAS also have a “massive amount of fans that twist their panties voting for their favorite artists” and nobody cares.

    Honored? C’mon man, everybody knows that they need free promotion. Sex Pistols were right, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a piss stain.

    Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Alice In Chains, Motörhead, Depeche Mode, Link Wray, Iron Maiden and a lot of legendary acts weren’t inducted. Are you telling me that their careers haven’t a legacy?

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    I mean, of course some people don’t give a shit about them (like Radiohead) and I respect that. And of course the institution is not perfect, as we see in their disdain for women in general and some music genres, but overall it is seen as huge honour by the majority of the industry.

    Dimaond award you mean Chopard Diamond award? In terms of music legacy that doesn’t mean shit, as this award is given for commercial success.  If commercial success was the true indicator of music legacy, what would it be for artists like Talking Heads and Janis Joplin, that have greatly influenced the music industry, but don’t have massive sales?

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    Lynyrd Skynyrd also never won or were nominated for a Grammy… yet 2 of their songs made the “Hall of Fame.” The Grammys are pathetic, if more people knew what an embarrassment historically they have been these awards wouldn’t even be televised anymore. I think this comment sums up everything really well.

    <p>Why has Queen always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Deep Purple always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Black Sabbath always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has The Rolling Stones always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has The Who always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Led Zeppelin always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Nirvana always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Pearl Jam always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Metallica always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has The Smashing Pumpkins always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Guns N’Roses always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has AC/DC always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has The Allman Brothers Band always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Johnny Cash always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Lou Reed always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Pink Floyd always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has David Bowie always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Why has Aerosmith always been snubbed by the Grammys in major categories?</p> <p>Because Grammys never liked good music.</p>

    ook, Bruno Mars is a decent music artist, but the fact he swept the general Grammy categories earlier just this year while vastly more influential and I would even argue popular (not even just within their genres of music) artists like many of those mentioned above, especially the likes of Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Queen, The Rolling Stones (seriously, WTF?!), David Bowie, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and Pearl Jam… That is so disgraceful I literally can’t think of words to describe my reaction to all of that.

    “Because Grammys never liked good music.” Overall, I agree with that statement with several key exceptions looking at the history of the Grammys main categories specifically.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    Lynyrd Skynyrd also never won or were nominated for a Grammy… yet 2 of their songs made the “Hall of Fame.” The Grammys are pathetic, if more people knew what an embarrassment historically they have been these awards wouldn’t even be televised anymore. I think this comment sums up everything really well.

    ook, Bruno Mars is a decent music artist, but the fact he swept the general Grammy categories earlier just this year while vastly more influential and I would even argue popular (not even just within their genres of music) artists like many of those mentioned above, especially the likes of Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Queen, The Rolling Stones (seriously, WTF?!), David Bowie, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and Pearl Jam… That is so disgraceful I literally can’t think of words to describe my reaction to all of that.

    “Because Grammys never liked good music.” Overall, I agree with that statement with several key exceptions looking at the history of the Grammys main categories specifically.

     

    If you see the cermonies of that years (1973-1979) they’re always nominate soft pop/rock singers like Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John or Carly Simon. In a perfect world, “Free Bird” would win SOTY and “Street Survivors” would be nominated for AOTY instead that Jackson Browne’s live album.

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    The Grammy voters prefer safe music, nothing too risky or controversial.

    Bob Dylan became a Grammy favourite later in life, but albums like ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ and ‘Blonde on Blonde’ were completely ignored. These albums are considered some of the best of the ’60’s and are ranked #4 and #9 on the 2012 Rolling Stone 500 greatest albums of all time list.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time-156826/bob-dylan-highway-61-revisited-53801/

    His first win was in 1973 for his role in the ‘The Concert for Bangladesh’ charity album.

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    Honey, the Grammys rarely get it right.

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    <p>Their music was too progressive for Grammy members at the time.</p> <p>Never stopped them becoming a legend and being inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame, which is 10 times more prestigious than a Grammy and the true indicator that your career has a legacy. Many favorite artists of the academy will never have the same recognition (see Celine Dion, Tony Bennet, Taylor Swift as examples).</p>

    I agree with everything here, except one thing. I fully realize that people will hate me saying this and disagree, but Taylor Swift could totally be inducted one day. She’s been hugely influential, has a lot of respect in the industry, and will likely be remembered in 30 or so years when she could be up for consideration.

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    <p> </p> <p>If you see the cermonies of that years (1973-1979) they’re always nominate soft pop/rock singers like Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John or Carly Simon. In a perfect world, “Free Bird” would win SOTY and “Street Survivors” would be nominated for AOTY instead that Jackson Browne’s live album.</p>

    Actually, just FYI, The Rolling Stones did receive 1 major Grammy nomination, for Album of the Year in 1979 for “Some Girls.” That was their only Grammy nomination that year and was their first Grammy nod ever.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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