Some might say inducting or even nominating The Smiths for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would be an edgy move by the mummified folks on the selection committee in Cleveland.
Except that it isn't. Here's why:
1. The Smiths are basically The Beatles Lite of the '80s. Put away your American bias and check out the charts, from www.officialcharts.com.
First the singles:
Now the albums:
2. Morrissey was and still is Gay Elvis. Doesn't matter if he was asexual, his gorgeous masculinity was a dude magnet for gay men and women, straight men and women, bi men and women, and LGBTQ in between.
4. Brexit. There has to be some payback for England's government screwing that whole thing up. No better way than to reunite Morrissey and Johnny Marr onstage, where they can piss all over Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage, David Cameron, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, et all, just like Marr did to Cameron in 2010.
The Smiths are eligible NOW. Do the right thing Yan Weiner and Co.: Nominate and induct them in 2017.