Yawn: 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Shame Nominees Announced

Billboard: Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Up For Rock Hall Induction.

Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and the Stooges lead the list of nine acts up for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Five will be chosen in January for enshrinement during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall.

Also on this year’s ballot are Jeff Beck, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War and Bobby Womack. Acts are not eligible for the Rock Hall until at least 25 years have passed since the release of their first single.

Does anybody even care if the Stooges get passed over for the third year in a row?

I love rockabilly as much as anybody, but you know you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel when Wanda Jackson gets nominated. This travesty of an organization has outlived its usefulness. Put a fork in it.

Jann Wenner is still a douche. The Monkees were far more important and influential than the Dave Clark Five.

15 thoughts on “Yawn: 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Shame Nominees Announced”

  1. If you think Wanda Jackson is scraping the bottom of the rockabilly barrell, I gotta question how much you actually like rockabilly. I don’t give a crap about the rock and shill hall of lame, but give Wanda her due. She’s one of the greats.

  2. I’ll humbly admit that I was thinking of Janis Martin, the gal who did “My Boy Elvis.” But still. Come on. What are the criteria for inclusion? The Hall claims, “Criteria include the influence and significance of the artists’ contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll.”

  3. Chic is on there because an interpolation of “Good Times” is the beat under “Rapper’s Delight.” Therefore, according to the Hall’s logic, hip-hop wouldn’t have happened without them. Silly. And Nile Rodgers became a bigtime producer in the 80s (Like A Virgin, Let’s Dance, etc.).

    This is what I’m talking about re: scraping the bottom of the barrel. Chic was a second rate disco band with a handful of mediocre hits. Big deal. I’d rather see KC and the Sunshine Band nominated than Chic.

    If you’re going to start putting second-stringers (Dave Clark Five, et al.) in the Hall of Fame, where do you stop? Who’s not qualified then?

  4. How come them fuckers don’t induct my ass? For 26 goddamn years I was the host of the immensely popular PBS children’s show “BanJoerama.”

    Fuck ’em. I ain’t goin’ in now even they if ask me.

  5. I suspect I have been blacklisted because of two puppets on my show –“Pickin” and “Grinnin”—who were based on Buck Owens and Roy Clark. Yet Jim Henson got no shit for his muppets that ripped off Madonna, Springsteen, Joe Strummer(Yeah I’m Angry) and more.

    Non-profit Children’s TV Workshop my ass. Henson’s heirs are living the life of luxury.

  6. “You guys are dorks. It’s called the Rock and Roll Hall of FAME, not the I’m Punk Rocker Than You Hall of Obscurity.

    • sab, Sep 23, 2008 6:21AM ∞”

    Heh, heh. Sweet.

  7. I’m gonna reserve judgment until I’ve actually been to the place, but if it’s anything like the HRC, I’m going to do some of that famous puking that y’all

    talk about. And speaking of left out, why ain’t somebody else ranting about Mitch Ryder, the KIng of Motown rock?

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