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Are the Grammys still relevant?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Hambone70, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Hambone70


    Jan 31, 2018
    Tucson, AZ
    Like the RRHOF, are the Grammys a glossy popularity contest, or a relevant celebration of achievements in music?
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
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  2. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    No, it’s always been a glitzy promotional tool rather than a recognition of talent(except, perhaps, for ‘niche’ genres, not driven by personality or fads, where any publicity is good publicity). The recording industry itself is increasingly irrelevant, yet they keep up the facade that nothing’s any different.
  3. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I've never found them relevant for me.
  4. Spectre1966

    Spectre1966 Striving For Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Wallingford, CT
    Same here....
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  5. Hambone70


    Jan 31, 2018
    Tucson, AZ
    Perhaps I should have titled the thread "Are the Grammys relevant?"!
  6. Skeezix


    Sep 28, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    It seems that relevance is inversely proportional to the popularity.
    Classical, yes.
    Pop, no.
    But what do I know.:help:
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  7. crab


    Oct 18, 2007
    Grass Valley, CA
    The Grammys were never relevant there all about record sales and that it it that's it
  8. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    They've never been relevant.

    I'll seek out a few movies because of the Oscars, usually to good effect; but I've never been impressed by Grammy recommendations.
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  9. Not for me. Just a club of people scratching each other’s backs. To put things into perspective Sevendust is a legendary rock band for me. one of their band members went to high school 5 minutes from my house and I’ve watched them work like dogs to build their following over 25 years or so. Sevendust doesn’t have a single Grammy and has only been nominated once. Kanye has over 20 Grammys. Jay Z has been nominated over 70 times. The Grammys doesn’t give a damn about rock music so I don’t give a damn about the Grammys.
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  10. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    Never has been. Naras is a payola scheme.
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  11. The Whatties?
  12. Takes them all night to announce a handful of awards & I completely missed Black Sabbath's lifetime achievement announcement during a bathroom break!
  13. Whippet


    Aug 30, 2014
    Industry people patting each other on the back and giving high fives. It's just a one long commercial. Most of these people have a big enough ego, and the population magnifies it.

    But then again, what would I know? I got rid of the EX and the TV a long time ago. Now I have Talkbass to tell me what to buy.
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  14. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    I'd say it is. Sure sometimes a bunch of industry types shilling, but then again so is NAMM. We just happen to like those industry types better.
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  15. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    (yawn) ...what was the question? :)
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  16. I really hope Leo wins one this year!
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  17. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005

    Artists who never won a Grammy

    Bob Marley
    The Doors
    Jimi Hendrix
    Curtis Mayfield
    The Who
    Snoop Dogg
    Chuck Berry
    The Grateful Dead
    Diana Ross
    ZZ Top
    Queens of the Stone Age
    Run D.M.C.
    Janis Joplin
    Buddy Holly
    Notorious B.I.G.
    (Eric B. &) Rakim
    Parliament Funkadelic
    Guns n’ Roses
    Sam Cooke
    Talking Heads
    The Ramones
    The Everly Brothers
    Patti Smith
    Public Enemy
    Sly & the Family Stone
    The Sex Pistols
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    The Stooges
    Motley Crüe
    Deep Purple
    Jackson Browne
    The Pretenders
    The Kinks
    The Smiths
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  18. Neither
  19. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    Awards given to artists by fans would mean something to me as an artist. The Grammys, and a few other awards presentations, are much the opposite of that. They are very politically correct these days, with some artists not having a snowball's chance in hell while other "artists" are selected because of who they are, not necessarily because of their musical, or "other" type of of talent.
  20. What do you want? Good Grammy or good taste? Corporate Nashville taints everything it touches; the American Music Awards is another example. Nashville now is plumping Americana just like it did bluegrass when "Oh Brother" made a splash at the theaters, when it fact, except for $$$, it cares for neither.

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