It’s like tyranny. It’s like mutation.
Apparently the ethno-musicologist Marxist clowns who run the RnRHoF have deigned to nominate Peter Frampton this year. I could go on, but I won’t. I have a diagnostic tool about bands beginning with the letter B; Boston, Badfinger, Blue Oyster Cult, BTO, Bad Company; none of whom are in the RnRHoF. This might not seem so bad until you look at the absolute trash from ridiculously non-RnR fields that makes it in.
So let me introduce.you to some other letters; GFY.
I cannot criticize bands for being happy and celebrating induction. They’re supposed to appreciate the “honor” — I just wish that there were more honor in it.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should not be a player in fighting for mind share, corrupting the youth, expanding horizons, fighting against the machine, making bold statements, and engaging in politics via cultural methods. That is the job of rock and roll. There’s plenty of good music in other genres or fields which should be recognized, but not in the RnRHoF. Perhaps the east African folk music Hall of Fame, or the Arab nose-yodeling Hall of Fame. Just not here.
This is a link to an insipid yet informative list article on the recent nominations which blessedly includes a list of dozens of acts which have never been nominated. https://ultimateclassicrock.com/rock-hall-nominees-2024/
From that article, Uncle Ted knows what’s up:
Ted Nugent/The Amboy Dukes
Despite being one of the biggest record- and ticket-selling artists of the ’70s, Ted Nugent has never even been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He’s been eligible as a solo artist since 2001 and as a member of the Amboy Dukes since 1993. “It’s crazy that Ted Nugent is not there,” Metallica’s James Hetfield told MTV in 2009. “That dude is about as rock ‘n’ roll as it gets.” The “Cat Scratch Fever” singer is pretty sure his outspoken political views are what’s kept him from being inducted. In a 2018 interview, he described the Rock Hall’s directors as an “ultra-leftist, liberal CEO-driven gang who couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the music.” (Wilkening)