Thursday, November 17, 2016

Journey, ELO and the Cars Pace Rock Hall of Fame Vote

First off, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke.  Deserving acts such as the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, the Eagles, the Bee Gees and others are watered down by acts that have no business even being near a legitimate Rock Hall of Fame, much less in it--acts such as the Beastie Boys (Ha!), Alice Cooper, Bill Withers, Blondie, Black Sabbath, Bobby Bland, Bobby Womack, Cheap Trick, the Clash, Clyde McPhatter, the Coasters, Curtis Mayfield, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Del Shannon, Dion, Dr. John, Eddie Cochran and Frank Zappa.

Now those artists above who have cheapened the Hall are good artists, with the exception of the Beastie Boys, but no one in their right mind can say they approach the first list of inductees--the Beatles, Elvis, the Stones, Zeppelin...

So each year's class is now met with a collective "ho-hum" from Rock Era fans, as anyone who has ever picked up a guitar or banged a drum can now get in.  Who knows...the low standards for the Rock Hall of Fame might even allow the Vapors ("Turning Japanese") in.

But if you're interested in contributing to the madness, you can vote using the link below.  Voting ends December 5:

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