Thursday, October 04, 2007

FBO: 'Rock Hall of Fame -- Not Getting It'

Following the FBO's call for certain bands to be included in Cleveland's Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 2008 list, which farms off induction ceremonies to New York. The list includes Madonna, the Beastie Boys and FBO-endorsed John Mellencamp (thanks for listening to the FBO), as well as Leonard Cohen, Chic (who had about four songs), Afrika Bambaataa, the Ventures (who had about three songs), Donna Summer (who's homophobic and had four songs) and Dave Clark (who had two songs, neither good).

Previously the FBO didn't criticize the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame for missing the most glaring omission of this band, as this year is the first they were elgible to join: SONIC YOUTH, whose first full-length record came out 25 years ago next year.

The 'Sonic Youth sound' -- a mix of dissonant tunings and feedback -- is instantly recognized and has never dated, unlike REM, Madonna or 'Harlem Shuffle.' Of all the bands above, only Madonna or the Boys could be potentially more influential. And none as creative or consistent. No 'alt rock' band worth any merit can't put at least a pie-slice chunk of their due to SY albums like Daydream Nation.

The Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame is banned for the next six months.

They will be contacted.

FBO Admin
Mobile/Semi-Permanent HQ -- Brooklyn, NY

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