I'd like to step on Rocktober's toes and point out how fall they've fallen.
I just heard the 2010 Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame nominees.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
LL Cool James
a bunch of people you've never heard of...
This is what I didn't do - survey 100 people and ask the question, "What genre of music do these artist fall into?
If I had, how many of these bands or artists would be labeled "Rock n' Roll"? I'd say that roughly 97% would say that KISS is of the rock n' roll category. Red Hot and Genesis would both get some votes...and that's about it.
I get that the Ladies Love Cool James, but I'm guessing roughly 100% of the people would vote him into the rap hall of fame...but rock?
How about the queen of disco? Should we vote her in to the Rock hall?
Nope How about ABBA? I should punch myself in the larnyx for even asking that.
I declare this month mocktober - it just seems like a way more appropriate way to go given the condition of our Rock and Roll.