“A lot of the times the things we were writing about are not is what is most popular, in fact quite often they’re not. If it was true, then ‘Raw Power’ by Iggy & The Stooges probably would be the best selling record of all time”.
The late ‘Rock Critic’ Lester Bangs on the influence of the Music Press
Maybe it’s the headache I have thanks to the antibiotic I’m taking, but I am ‘so over’ the Health Care reform saga. While I thrive on speculation like the other person, this is beyond the pale. So, my mind has wandered to anything that wasn’t related to ‘Obamacare’.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much like the music biz, are known for backing the wrong horse. During the fifties until now, they were single handily responsible for flooding the market with land fill vinyl/CD frisbees. For every Cat Stevens, there was a Nick Drake, for every Carpenters there is a Judee Sill.
Over the years, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have inducted artists which were ignored upon their inception, yet ever so often throw inductions their way to likes of The Velvet Underground, The Ramones and The Sex Pistols (who refused the offer). And now, another gets added to the cannon of the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Condescending Inductions, The Stooges, also know as ‘Iggy Pop & The Stooges’.
This is not the first time the Stooges have touched the Hall of Fame. Back in 2008, Madonna invited The Stooges to perform ‘Like a Virgin‘ at her induction in protest to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for not inducting The Stooges. Yet tonight, with the absence of Ron Asheton, and Dave Alexander, Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, and James Williamson finally get the recognition they deserved.
While I may disagree with the ‘No Fun’ concept of a Hall of Fame for music, this is long overdue.