domingo, 3 de enero de 2010

Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2010

I could still talk some more about 2009, best songs, best music videos, best movies, but hell no! I'm not living in the past, so welcome 2010. Today I'll talk as I've done some years before, about the inductees this year of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Some months ago, the organization unveiled some of the candidates to be inducted this year which also included for the first time artists like Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi, Peter Gabriel, Cyndi Lauper, Rush, XTC, Slayer, The Smiths, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Duran Duran, The Cure, Sonic Youth, Billy Idol, The Replacements, Tom Waits, Chicago, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Judas Priest, Brian Eno, Hall & Oates, Devo, Captain Beefheart, Kraftwek, Black Flag.

The final list was unveiled just some weeks ago and surprised quite a few, when the final choices made by the selectors were as follows:

1. The Stooges

I had actually predicted The Stooges would have been on last year's class, but the selectors had to wait for guitarist Ron Asheton to die on January 2009 for them to induct them. Stooges are currently reunited and will probalby get to play the induction ceremony.

The Stooges - Search And Destroy .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine


2. ABBA


ABBA where actually out of the nominees list for some years, but this one, they finally made it not only to the nominees list, but to the inductees list. Many will think ABBA is not the exact dictionary definition of Rock N Roll, but performers like Michael Jackson and Madonna have already made it in, so why not the Swedish quartet? Everybody knows that they have been offered millions of money before to reunite and they haven't accepted, they don't really need the money, but Benny Anderson said he wouldn't completely discount a performance, but wanted to talk it over with the rest of the group. "It's 99 against 1 [odds], though."

ABBA - The Winner Takes It All [1980] .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine


3. Genesis

You might have noticed Peter Gabriel on the nominees list, well, he didn't make it as a solo artist, but his band Genesis, is getting the recognition it deserves. Before its pop heyday, Genesis used to be one of the lead progressive rock bands with albums like Selling England by the Pound and Foxtrot, and with performances characterized by the singer's weird costumes. PEter left to pursue his solo career and drummer Phil Collins replaced him as singer, and took the band to a more poppy direction. A reunion for the show with Peter Gabriel is likely, although Phil Collins might be physically unable to perform some of the 70s drums, due to recent medical conditions.

Genesis - Dancing With The Moonlit Knight .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine


The other 2 artist been inducted are The Hollies which was the band Graham Nas was in and Jimmy Cliff who was responsible for the Reggae Soundtrack of the movie The Harder They Come. Both of them, I donät really know that much, so will rather skip. Rolling Stone has a complete gallery with all the musicians that have been inducted in previous years.

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