Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Your Band's Crap, Welcome to the Hall of Fame!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame proved long ago that their standards were low. Sell enough records and get old enough and your in.

The latest inductees include the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Black Sabbath and Lynyrd Skynyrd. I'm not here to rail on any selection but of the 4, the Sex Pistols deserve it the least. In a movement that rejected the cynical, bloated, arena rock of the 70s, the Sex Pistols represented marketing an image over even any attempt at creating music at its zenith. Yes I listened to "Never Mind the Bollocks", more than I care to remember and yes, I sang along to "God Save the Queen" but the Sex Pistols did more to damage the Punk ideal than any bible toting evangelist could ever hope.

Plus they sucked.

I've run across some people who have the mistaken belief that the Sex Pistols were pioneers. That's simply not true. They were followers. Rather than go through a whole list, try The Ramones.

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