Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Screw Health Care Reform, At Least There's Some Good News Today!

The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were just announced. Jimmy Cliff, The Stooges, ABBA, and Genesis all made the cut, and deservedly so.

And so did The Hollies. Finally.


You know -- the guys who recorded "Look Through Any Window."



One of the most perfect powerpop records ever made. And they had lots more just as good.

Here's the Rolling Stone story; Graham Nash is going to appear with the Hollies for the first time since 1983, and it looks like Peter Gabriel will be onstage as well.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving props to this great song. I get so tired of hearing "Bus Stop" on the radio but never this one when it is, to me, far better.

Steve in the ATL

Gummo said...

Sheer pop bliss.

Feel free to post more Hollies.

Peter said...

Best modulation ever.

Brooklyn Girl said...

Love this song ...

All their stuff is so much fun to sing along with, too.

Anonymous said...

It's just incredible to hear that the Hollies made the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so deserved.

But may I ask "What the fuck are the critics doing electing the Stooges?" All they were, were the 1960's version of the Ramones. So overrated. Doesn't the quality of the music count for anything?

Quick pass the peanut butter.

ROTP(lumber)

Karatist Preacher said...

I love the Stooges but the MC5 should have been there long before...

MBowen said...

Still no Richard Thompson...

steve simels said...

I agree the MC5 should have been in first, but I'm assuming the Stooges are getting the nod for the entirety of Iggy's career.

And Richard THompson...well, it's preposterous that he's not...

FD13NYC said...

Thank God! Finally, The Hollies in the R&R Hall Of Fame. One of my all time favorite groups. The songwriting and harmonies are unsurpassed for that time. Evolution and Butterfly anyone?

Iggy Pop? Give me a break!! I Need Somebody with The Stooges (the only song I actually could stand) is tolerable. Later, Real Wild Child, The Passenger, Candy, sort of OK. Lust For Life was his ticket on the money train.

Poor KISS misses out again.

That's just my opinion.

Noam Sane said...

The RS story mentions Phil Collins as being ill. Googled:

Phil Collins today revealed he will never drum again because he is suffering from a painful spine injury.

The former Genesis star can't even hold his sticks after years of sitting in front of a drumkit.

Collins, 58, whose hits include In The Air Tonight, said: 'After playing drums for 50 years, I've had to stop.

'My vertebrae have been crushing my spinal cord because of the position I drum in.
Phil Collins Genesis in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, America - 25 Sep 2007

'It comes from years of playing. I can't even hold the sticks properly without it being painful, I even used to tape the sticks to my hands to get through.'

But this is not the end of his music career, as Collins told fans: 'Don't worry, I can still sing.'


God is mocking us.

cthulhu said...

I don't get the diss of the Stooges here. They weren't the greatest American band of the late '60s / early '70s, but Fun House in particular holds up as a helluva good ride, and Raw Power is pretty damned good too. They are certainly much more deserving than, say, Madonna was.

Terry Flamm said...

It's great that The Hollies have finally been inducted. Not only for all of their hit singles, but also for a lot of great material on their LPS. Nice to hear that Nash will be at the ceremony. Now I wonder about Allan Clarke and Terry Sylvester.

MJConroy said...

"Look Through Any Window" was the very first record I ever bought. I had an older brother into the Stones, an older sister into the Beach Boys, a friend into the Beatles, but this was the first song that I spent my own money on as a kid.

I think it was the drumming that did it for me.

I still have the 45.