Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Last night, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio inducted Black Sabbath(Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward), New York City’s own, Blondie (Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry, Frank Infante, Chris Stein, Gary Valentine), Southern rock legends, Lynyrd Skynyrd (Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant, Leon Wilkeson), the kings of British punk rock, the Sex Pistols (Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious) and… jazz immortal, Miles Davis.
Miles Davis? Huh?
What does Miles Davis have to do with rock and roll? About as much as AC/DC has to do with jazz… absolutely nothing. Maybe next year, they’ll induct salsa king, Hector LaVoe? Why? After all, he was Latino and we have to represent! It’s equal opportunity, isn’t it? Of course it is. Glad you see it my way.
In a bit of un-PC tiff, Debbie Harry disallowed two of the original members of Blondie to play with her last night. In 1998, two original band members opposed the re-grouping of Blondie without them. Frank Infante and Nigel Harrison sued to stop the reunion as well as asking for $1 million for financial misconduct. Winning the legal blitz, Harry and Co. went on to record remarkably unmemorable music. Yawn.
Perhaps, classic rock stations worldwide will start playing half of Blonde’s songs? Better yet, let’s forget 60 plus year old Harry altogether. Now there’s a smashing idea.
The Sex Pistols, in typical rebel fashion, boycotted the whole event stating: Next to the SEX PISTOLS rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Your museum. Urine in wine. Were not your monkey and so what? Fame at $25,000 if we paid for a table or $15,000 to squeak up in the gallery, goes to a non-profit organization selling us a load of old famous.
Congradulations. If you voted for us, I hope you noted your reasons. Your anonymous as judges. but your still music industry people. Were not coming. Your not paying attention. Outside the shit-stem is a real SEX PISTOL.
What exactly is a "shit stem"? I'm afraid to google it.