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    Friday, September 28, 2007

    Hall of Shame Hits New Low -- Announcing the 2008 Nominees

    The 2008 nominees for the Rock Hall are in, and 5 of those 9 will be inducted:
     
    Rush
    Kiss
    Emerson Lake & Palmer
    Yes
    Genesis
    The Moody Blues
    Styx
    Jethro Tull
    Peter Gabriel
     
    I'm just kidding, of course.  None of the above nine were nominated.  They were all passed over again.
     
    Here are the actual nominees for 2008:
     
    John Mellencamp
    Madonna
    The Beastie Boys
    The Dave Clark Five
    Donna Summer
    Leonard Cohen
    The Ventures
    Afrika Bambaataa
     
    The Rock Hall is a fucking joke.

    Comments on "Hall of Shame Hits New Low -- Announcing the 2008 Nominees"

     

    Blogger Mr. Bebout said ... (3:10 PM, September 28, 2007) : 

    Who are the Ventures?

     

    Anonymous jbnimble said ... (8:46 PM, September 28, 2007) : 

    When I first started reading your list, I was really excited. Then, when I realized you were teasing, I got really upset. Bastards... (Not you... The Hall of Fame people...)

     

    Blogger Audient said ... (9:05 AM, September 29, 2007) : 

    The Ventures were a strictly instrumental band, known for their surf rock tunes. I have an old vinyl of theirs with Walk Don't Run, Wipeout and Tequila on it -- you'd recognize the style from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack (though I don't think any of those songs were actual Ventures recordings, just later bands inspired by them.)

    Their induction would not be without merit.

     

    Blogger Audient said ... (9:10 AM, September 29, 2007) : 

    JBN - yeah -- the Rock Hall doesn't even tease, they ignore virtually all of progressive rock and a lot of hard rock acts while trying to expand the field of "rock" into house music, rap and djs. They should just change the name of the place to the Popular and Top 40 Music Hall of Fame.

     

    Blogger Kristen said ... (8:04 AM, October 01, 2007) : 

    Yeah! The Rock Hall doesn't like the same music as me so they're a bunch of douches!

     

    Blogger gomezfive said ... (4:08 PM, October 01, 2007) : 

    i dunno. as much as i disagree with the rock hall's existence, i think this induction class list shows a theme of precedence.

    first global pop icon, first of the british invasion, first renown surf instrumental, first rap artist, first disco superstar, and mellencamp organized the first big all-day charity benefit concert.

    the only one i would unquestionably agree with is cohen. people of cohen's caliber should have been grandfathered into the hall when it opened...kinda like the titans preceded the olympians, y'know? cohen, dylan, buddy guy, muddy waters, blind lemon johnson and the like.

    i'm not sure why the beasties made the list. maybe 10 years from now, i'd buy it...i mean, i think they kick ass and are one of the socially most aware bands out there, but i gotta think that they were given the nod just to counterbalance all the flak they will get from the madonna groaners.

     

    Blogger Matt said ... (8:21 PM, October 01, 2007) : 

    Beasties--first white guys to water down rap and attract suburban mall kids.

     

    Blogger Joe said ... (8:24 PM, October 01, 2007) : 

    That was very cruel teasing us like that. Jethro Tull is a shell of its former self, but still deserves it place!

     

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