So the other week, while we were discussing the recent grave injustice done to Procol Harum by the folks at the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, some of our commenters were particularly irked by the fact that Public Enemy was going to be inducted this year.
Because their music is, you know, uh, rap. Not rock. And thus, you know, uh, shouldn't be in the Hall.
Now I'm not particularly a fan of Public Enemy -- actually, I thought Chuck D. was a self-righteous bag of gas back in the day, although I rather enjoyed him subsequently on the late lamented Air America.
But just to put things in perspective, here are three famous rap records, including a classic by P.E.
I dunno, kids, but all three of these -- both musically and in terms of attitude -- sound kinda like rock to me.