Thursday, October 04, 2007

Roadrunner roadrunner

I know that these last three groups I’ve picked for the Hall have zero chance of getting past the gate keepers. It’d be great if they could get the recognition.

CBGB’s was the starting point for Hall o’Famers Patti Smith, Blondie, Talking Heads and The Ramones. It’d be nice if the band that literally built the stage that they all played on could get in too.

Richard Hell was Television’s first bass player. His discography is way too small, only two LPs and a few singles. Malcolm McLaren was a fan though and when he couldn’t convince Hell to move to London, he convinced some local punks that hung out in his clothing store to start a band.

And finally, one group that I want in not just because of their influence on rock & roll but mostly because it would be fun to see Jonathon Richman lead the music industry muckety-mucks at the Waldorf-Astoria in a singalong.


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