Tuesday, January 09, 2007

No R n R Hall for the Stooges

They missed out - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five being deemed the more notable contributors to rock and roll, of course - but who really gives a toss? Sure, it would have been great to see an acceptance speech by Rock Action or his brother Ron wearing black tie to go with his (Deniz Tek-donated) camo jacket, but when it's all said and done the Hall of Fame in Cleveland has very little to do with Rock and Roll. It could have done with a little subversion from within but if the Stooges are left outside, looking in on all that comodification of music, maybe that's not altogether a bad thing.