Still NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

March 16th, 2010, 3:01 pm by Greg

Hall and Oates
KISS
Laura Nyro
Warren Zevon
Donna Summer
Tom Waits
Yes
LL Cool J
Rush
The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Journey
Janet Jackson
The Cars
ROXY MUSIC
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Beastie Boys
Sonic Youth
The Smiths
Dire Straits
Bon Jovi
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Devo
The Replacements
The MC5
Donovan
The Moody Blues
Jethro Tull
King Crimson
Alice Cooper
The Cure
Joy Division
Kraftwerk
Little Feat
Love
The Steve Miller Band
Cheap Trick
The Monkees
The NEW YORK DOLLS
The Spinners
The B-52s
Boston
Chic
The Flaming Lips
Chicago
Joe Cocker
DICK DALE
Deep Purple
Heart
Blood, Sweat & Tears
NRBQ
and…

5 thoughts on “Still NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”

  1. Andy M. says:

    Glaring omissions, to be sure. The awards show last night had its highs, lows and a couple of truly surreal moments to boot.

    HIGHS:
    – Phish unexpectedly opening the broadcast with a decent version of “Watcher Of The Skies”
    – The Stooges’ relentless performance of their “greatest hits”
    – Pat Monahan’s lead vocals on “Long Cool Woman”
    – Jimmy Cliff: performance of the night, hands down, as evidenced by multiple standing ovations
    – Peter Wolf’s jiving hipster lingo and interaction with the house band

    LOWS:
    – No performance from Genesis (even though the entire 1976 lineup was present)
    – Phish attempting to play a tune from Genesis’ pop period, “No Reply At All”
    – The remaining Hollies trying to harmonize with the guys from Maroon 5
    – Eric Burdon’s shouting “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” and Ronnie Spector’s tuneless warbling

    SURREAL:
    – Iggy Pop leading a room full of suits in a singalong of “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
    – Ronnie Spector thanking songwriter Ellie Greenwich as “Ellen DeGenres” before trying to correct herself
    – Chris Isaak walking over to Ronnie Spector and putting his hand on her shoulder during the line “you ain’t no child no more” in the all-star jam of “Shake, Rattle and Roll”. I’m pretty sure she gave him a dirty look but might have imagined that.

    Apparently the Fuse network is broadcasting an “Encore Presentation” of the ceremony on Saturday.

  2. J Hunter says:

    I would add to that list:

    Bad Company
    Roxy Music
    J. Geils Band

  3. Greg says:

    Roxy’s on there.

  4. Andy M. says:

    I’m guessing the ones in ALL CAPS are those strongly recommended by Greg. Although I’d have to capitalize LITTLE FEAT and CHEAP TRICK and RUSH as well. The award shows would be so much better if artists were voted in before they completely became parodies of themselves. I used to love Eric Burdon, for example. I’m sorry but last night he should have just stayed in the audience.

  5. hojohifive says:

    Gil Hodges, oh wait……..

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