Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Again

About a month ago the 2012 nominees were announced. They are:

Beastie Boys
The Cure
Eric B. & Rakim
Guns 'N Roses
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Freddie King
Laura Nyro
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rufus with Chaka Khan
The Small Faces/The Faces
The Spinners
Donna Summer

I had to look up Freddie, Rufus and The Faces, but otherwise I knew the folks.

Still, STILL no recognition of Gram Parsons, Kraftwerk, Roxy Music, Tim Buckley, or Jethro Tull. Pleasantly many of the eligible female candidates I mentioned earlier are now represented (Joan Jett, Heart, Nyro, and Donna Summers). Still waiting on the following artists to boost the female numbers:
Richard and Linda Thompson
Janet Jackson
Linda Ronstadt
Joan Baez
Dionne Warwick
Whitney Houston
Sonic Youth
The Bangles
Cyndi Lauper
The Eurythmics
The B-52s
Sinead O'Connor
The Pixies

So since my favorites aren't available let's just give it to the four ladies and...Guns n Roses. Or Beastie Boys.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

The Cure! RHCP! and the ladies.