Monday, March 12, 2007

Rock and Roll Hall of Blame

Today marks this year's inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.. No surprises, all worthy — R.E.M., Grandmaster Flash, Van Halen, The Ronettes and Patti Smith.

So many great bands aren't in the hall, though, the exclusions topped in my mind, anyway, by the Paul Westerberg's Replacements. Another unjustly overlooked band is Dire Straits. And what about Neil Diamond? Come on, you stodgy old snobs - the guy can belt 'em with the best of 'em. To steal a line from "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," get off your high horse, or get off your horse high.

Came across an interesting and funny blog about the entertainment business - That Little Round Headed Boy - with its list of the top 30 overlooked bands. A lot of fun to be had for your cyberloafing pleasure.

Here's a video from the criminally neglected British invasion band, The Hollies, "Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)." Takes you back, doesn't it?


Blogger Lisa Snider said...

Who will be accepting for Van Halen? Eddie's in rehab (again) and Sammy and Diamond Dave aren't in the band anymore. Oh, and they fired Michael Anthony and replaced him with Eddie's kid (on bass)! Can you believe I still have their self-titled record (yep, vinyl)?

3/12/2007 5:54 PM  
Blogger Bret Bradigan said...

Lisa, still running with the devil after all these years? Apparently you still are, tou and the other 10 million people, including myself, who bought that LP.

Didn't Diamond Dave perform with the boys last night? Did anyone catch the show? It was live on VH1.

3/13/2007 11:06 AM  

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