Want to talk about something other than politics for awhile? The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees for 2014 are out, so it is time to cheer on your favorites, sneer at the lame ones and make the case for the bands who haven’t made it. Here are the nominees:
— The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
— Deep Purple
— Peter Gabriel
— Hall and Oates
— LL Cool J
— The Meters
— The Replacements
— Linda Ronstadt
— Cat Stevens
— Link Wray
— The Zombies
For me, this is an OK list — with Paul Butterfield, Peter Gabriel, The Meters and The Replacements (maybe YES too) the slam dunks. I didn’t get Linda Ronstadt until her recordings with Nelson Riddle, which are really gorgeous. KISS will probably get in, even though I completely do not get that business.
And this is another year that Warren Zevon, Brian Eno, Afrika Baambaata,The New York Dolls, etc aren’t in.
What do you think about this list? I’m especially interested in hearing the case for KISS (for cryin’ out loud) being in the HOF.