There were several reasons I stopped going to the annual meetings of the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee. And one was how aggressively ignored were my yearly pleas-- as well as those from one or two other members-- that we consider Kraftwerk, the uber-influential German band that laid the groundwork for electronic rock. Most committee members seemed more amenable to Yes, ELP, and Genesis than pioneers like Kraftwerk. I wanted to stick around for Depeche Mode's and New Order's eligibility but it just appeared to me that without Kraftwerk being in, it wouldn't make sense.
Listen to "Trans Europe Express" and sound off on whether or not these guys belong in the Hall of Fame... and why.