Re: RnR Hall of Fame Induction
posted at 5/20/2013 2:57 PM EDT
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
What is this thing we call "Rock'n'Roll" , anyway?
Is it Donna Summer? Is it Public Enemy? ....Albert King is Blues.....sure, Rock is born form Blues....but can't we keep Rock 'n'Roll as Rock'n'Roll?
While there is a huge grey area, for sure.....I am sure that while Prog, Heavy Metal, Grunge, Southern Rock , Psychedelic, Punk are subgenres of Rock.....Rap Disco and Blues are not subgenres. They should get their own Hall Of Fame.
And for God's Sake...these morons need to get Deep Purple in the Rock HOF. This is kind of like Pete Rose not being in the baseball HOF , A TRAVESTY TO THE FANS. Could you even fathom the football HOF without Lawrence Taylor?
Maybe it should be called the Rock 'N' Roll/Pop Music Hall of Fame. That would encompass all the crp that's not rock but who's in it.
It really should be called the politcially correct hall of fame because they didn't have the guts to keep it simply to rock -- even a broad definition of rock. They were afraid of being criticized for not being inclusive, so they opened the door too much.
Blues I can include because the great bands were based on blues. But not rap, disco, etc.
And when you see some of the really greats (rock bands) who aren't in and look at some of the crp that is in, I agree what should have been a great idea has become a joke.
There have been some great performances at these ceremonies that have been memorable but also a lot of duds.
By the way -- Heart was great as usual last night.