Friday, January 4, 2013

Rock Hall '13: Justice has been done

911: A Joke; 2013 Rock Hall induction: Not a joke.

Two wrongs were made right by the clueless folks who vote to induct musical acts into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1) Once the Beastie Boys went in last year, Public Enemy HAD to go in next. Because Public Enemy should have already been in before the Beastie Boys. I'm not saying the Beastie Boys couldn't one day get in, but there's just too many other bands - shit, there's too many other rap acts period - who need to get in before them.

2) Rush should have been in years ago, back when they became eligible in 1998. Wait, did I just type that? Rush has been eligible for 15 FREAKING YEARS. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Before their induction this year, their fans would have killed you if you even suggested they shouldn't be in. Anyone who knows a turd about music history would have said they should be in. And anyone who ever picked up a guitar or bass or played the drums can speak to the wizardry that Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart possess.

With these two egregious errors corrected - along with the overdue induction of Heart - we realize it's asking far too much for the Hall to put in the most obvious omission of all - The Replacements. Since they seem to like nice tidy packaging, how about an 80s Brit-pop class led by The Cure and The Smiths? And then, like this year's Donna Summer inclusion, throw in someone else undeserving and random, like, say, Boz Scaggs.

The Gay Elvis. Wait, he's gay, right?

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