Friday, April 22, 2016

Tim's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Week #6

You've probably already figured out that I'm from the old school when it comes to calling out  talented rock & roll performers. You might have even heard me on the Vicksburg CoolVibe show expressing my opinion about the Rock & and Roll Hall of Fame. I can get a little cranky about some of the inductees. But give me credit for being open-minded enough to know when REAL talent deserves to be in there. 

I'll be the first person to acknowledge the great talents of the suddenly deceased Prince. A great loss. No doubt the guy had the "IT" factor. Mass appeal and numerous hits that we've all danced to at wedding receptions and such. I would never think of kicking him out of RRHOF. You've seen all the music pundits lauding his innovative career. I would however, caution everyone that musically, he was highly influenced by James Brown and also "borrowed" several dance moves from him. I have also seen him wear certain performance apparel that had a striking resemblance to things once adorned by Jimi Hendrix. Prince was a great guitarist but he would often flail his guitar around in ways that would make you think he studied at the Jimi Hendrix School of Rock Concert Performing. But Prince was indeed a prolific composer and had a knack for creating some great music and a distinctive image that very few performers have ever matched. He will be missed.

But moving on to the RRHOF inductees during the years of 2011 thru 2013; After great thought and consideration, I feel compelled to give the HOOK to several performers and dismiss them from the RRHOF. Here they are! 

The performer below may have talent, but DO NOT belong in the RRHOF!  Listed below, you'll find performers who I dumped OUT of the RRHOF
for the years 2011 - 2013.

2011- OUT - Tom Waits 
- no chart hits
- Having a gravelly voice does not qualify a person for the RRHOF

2012- OUT - Beastie Boys 
-hip hop/rap group with one Top 10 hit
-belongs in the "Hall of Sold a Lot of Albums"

2013- OUT  - Randy Newman 
-songwriter/film soundtrack composer
-little (no pun intended) chart success
-belongs in the "Film Composer Hall of Fame"

2013- OUT - Public Enemy 
-hip hop/rap group with success on rap charts.
Any group with Flavor Flav as a member DOES NOT belong in the RRHOF!

IN the TRRHOF!!!:
Below, you're going to find some totally neglected performers who TRULY deserve to be honored in the RRHOF. Amazingly, The Hall consists of bizarre-thinking individuals who are NOT open-minded enough to enshrine these brilliant and accomplished performers.

So, with that in mind, I'm proudly placing them in MY very own Tim's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! (the TRRHOF!)
1.  Neil Sedaka - 20 Top 40, 9 Top 10, 3 #1

2.  Fifth Dimension - 20 Top 40, 7 Top 10, 2 #1s

3.   Monkees - 11 Top 40, 6 Top 10, 3 #1s

4.  Guess Who - 15 Top 40, 7 Top 10, 1 #1

What were these HOF idiot savants thinking - leaving these outstanding performers out of the RRHOF? I think they were daydreaming about their favorite punk rock groups!

Chime in below with your thoughts. I'd love to hear from you!
Here's the link to the RRHOF inductees by year. Double check it for yourself!

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