Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2007

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame announced its 2007 finalists for induction.

Five of the nine nominees will be inducted into the Hall. I think the winners will be: R.E.M., Patti Smith, The Ronettes, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and Chic. A perfectly balanced ticket: indie/college crossover superstars; the godmother of punk, 60’s girl group (for “Be My Baby” alone they deserve induction), rap and funk/disco.

The nominees missing the cut will be Joe Tex, Dave Clark Five, The Stooges and Van Halen. The band that I hope beats the odds is The Stooges. Nobody was rawer, punkier and tougher than Iggy and the boys in their prime. The only thing I know about Joe Tex, an R & B singer, is that he billed his back-up singers as the Sex-O-Lettes. I’m worried that the Dave Clark Five will make the cut, based on their 8 top ten records in the three years of their prime 1964-67. Faux Beatles, feh. To make room, the Hall might toss The Ronettes out to avoid having to acknowledge producer/svengali Phil Spector, on trial for murder.

Van Halen is a special case. Pro: Eddie’s early guitar work was innovative. The band demystified video by doing their own. The tension between Diamond Dave’s showman schtick and Eddie’s guitar god persona was cool. Eddie’s a cancer survivor. They sold a boatload of records. Con: EVERYTHING after Dave left. Both a Pro and a Con: The tension between Dave and Eddie over a “reunion.” Since the Hall voters are notoriously tough on hard rock, I think VH will have to wait.

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3 thoughts on “Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2007

  1. Hard to believe, huh? Her first album Horses came out in 1975, so she has been eligible since 2000. Considering that she spent a chunk of her pre-celebrity career as a rock critic you think there would have been more love thrown her way.

    She’s close with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe (who credits her as his inspiration to become a musician) so both going in together will ensure a fairly cool induction concert.

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  2. my kids listen to “bowling for soup,” and every time someone talks about the hall of fame i hear these lyrics in my head:

    She said she needed a break
    A little time to think
    But then she went to Clevland
    With some guy named Leland
    That she met at the bank

    There’s nothing wrong with Ohio
    Except the snow and the rain
    I really like Drew Carey
    And I’d love to see the rock’n’roll hall of fame

    So when you’er done doing whatever
    And when you’er through doing the weather
    You know the county will be right here waiting for you
    Come Back to Texas

    It’s just not the same since you went away
    Before you lose your accent
    And forget all about the lone star state
    There’s a seat for you at the rodeo

    And I’ve got every slow dance saved
    Besides the mexican food sucks north of here anyways
    I think I made a mistake
    It’s not that easy to take

    She went to make a deposit
    Then she cleaned out her closet
    Guess I’ll sit here and wait
    For her to come back home

    (i wish it didn’t take so long)
    It shouldn’t take very long

    (so long, so long)

    I bet she misses the sunrise
    And misses the fruit flys
    But I could be wrong

    So when you’rer done doing whatever
    And when you’re through doing the weather
    You know that your county will be right here waiting for you

    Come Back To Texas

    It’s just not the same since you went away

    I bet you missed your exit

    And drove right on through the lone star state

    There’s a seat for you at the rodeo
    And I’ve got every slow dance saved
    Besides the mexican food sucks north of here anyway

    Troy Aikman wants you Back
    Willy Nelson wants you Back
    NASSAA wants you Back
    And the Bush twins want you Back
    And Tara wants you back
    And Bluebell wants you back

    I got a preminition
    of taking a petition
    And the whole state’s gonna sign

    Come back to Texas
    It’s just not the same since you went away
    Before you loose your exit
    And Come Back to the lone star state

    There’s a seat for you at the rodeo
    And I’ve got every slow dance saved
    Besides the mexican food sucks north of here anyways
    beside the mexican food sucks north of hear anyways

    – sean

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