Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"All they do in this town is give awards. Best Fascist Dictator: Adolph Hitler!"



The next nine nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced yesterday. In no particular order they are Run-DMC, Metallica, The Stooges, Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Wanda Jackson, Bobby Womack , War and Chic.

All worthy, no question about it, but if we were a betting man, we'd agree with Kent Jones on yesterday's Rachel Maddow Show: Metallica is a shoe-in. C'mon -- if people don't vote for them, James Hetfield and company will come to their house and kill them.

13 comments:

Gummo said...

The Stooges!
Bobby Womack (who I saw open for the Stones in '75)!
Wanda Jackson!

And Jeff Beck, I guess...

TMink said...

I think Run-DMC is important. Before them and the Beastie Boys, rap was race music, it was not a wide demographic. Those two groups brought it to MTV and the rest of America.

OK, neither group is a rock band, and I don't even really like rap, but Run-DMC helped change the face of American music, and that is huge.

Trey

Noam Sane said...

Metallica? Fuck that shit!
Blue Oyster Cult!

Kid Charlemagne said...

Right on Noam!

Kid Charlemagne said...

tmink,

Agree with you totally on Run-DMC. Don't forget the Aerosmith crossover single they did.

Also agree on Wanda Jackson!! She should be in the Hall fer sure!

steve simels said...

I have no problem with any of the above.

But Don't Fear the Reaper notwithstanding, I've always considered Blue Oyster Cult more of a comedy act than a band.
:-)

Brooklyn Girl said...

Jeff Beck.

About fucking time.

Noam Sane said...

I've always considered Blue Oyster Cult more of a comedy act than a band.

Yeah, but BOC seem to be well aware of their intrinsic absurdity, whereas Metallica apparently don't have that gene.

steve simels said...

Noam Sane said...
I've always considered Blue Oyster Cult more of a comedy act than a band.

Yeah, but BOC seem to be well aware of their intrinsic absurdity, whereas Metallica apparently don't have that gene.


Granted, but Metallica at least have the saving grace of being able to play really well. As somebody said, no beast that heavy should be so nimble.

MBowen said...

Fairport Convention and/or Richard Thompson?

*crickets*

spike said...

Cheap Trick ?

MJConroy said...

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is neither Rock, nor roll, nor a HOF - discuss.

Culture of Truth said...

Until they let in Supertramp, I'm boycotting.