What the hell is it going to take, for God’s sake?
This year’s nominees are:
Little Anthony and the Imperials
A few of those are worthy to my mind, certainly. But I seem to recall the words ‘Rock and Roll’ in the name of the outfit and that makes me wonder what Chic and Run DMC are doing there (good groups that they are).
Womack is good, sure. But I’ll bet not one person in 100 could tell me anything he ever recorded. And I can see Wanda Jackson in a ‘pioneers’ sort of thing but she’s another most have never heard about.
So we have:
1 Rock Guitar Player (Beck)
1 Heavy Metal Band (Metallica)
1 Rockabilly Pioneer (Jackson)
2 R&B Performers (Little Anthony and Womack)
1 LA Funk Band (War)
1 Hip Hop Group (Run DMC)
1 Proto-Punk Band (Stooges)
Argh. Free the Rush three! Of that I see two nominees I think even belong there and one of them, The Stooges, are on their fifth time with no win!