Shame on the Hall of Fame

By: playlistprep

17 songs / 1:11:57

  1. 1 Link Wray / Rumble 03:08
  2. 2 Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble / Pride And Joy 04:52
  3. 3 Warren Zevon / Werewolves Of London 05:18
  4. 4 The Cars / Just What I Needed 03:35
  5. 5 Electric Light Orchestra / Evil Woman 04:43
  6. 6 Roxy Music / Prairie Rose 04:56
  7. 7 Steve Miller / The Joker 05:21
  8. 8 Rush / The Spirit Of Radio 04:52
  9. 9 J. Geils Band / (Ain't Nothin' But A) House Party 04:05
  10. 10 Chicago / Saturday In The Park 03:46
  11. 11 Hall & Oates / Rich Girl 03:22
  12. 12 The Cure / Boys Don't Cry 03:04
  13. 13 Todd Rundgren / Hello It's Me 04:20
  14. 14 Judas Priest / Breaking The Law 03:03
  15. 15 Alice Cooper / No More Mr. Nice Guy 03:42
  16. 16 Procol Harum / Simple Sister 04:44
  17. 17 Mississippi John Hurt / Ballad Of Casey Jones 05:06

There are some good names on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2010 nominee list. I'd love to see Genesis, Laura Nyro, ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Stooges and The Hollies get in. And I hope KISS gets in just so their army can stop yapping about it.

But we all know that the best part of the nominee announcement is not seeing who you're going to root for, but seeing who got snubbed again. So while you won't find these artists' plaques in Cleveland, this mix has cuts from some of the best songwriters, musicians and performers of the 20th century. Others here have enjoyed lengthy, productive careers on both sides of the mixing console, while still others have performed such noble deeds as, for example, inventing the power chord. And just so you don't say I didn't warn you, America will become South Canada if Rush doesn't get in by 2012.

Good luck to all the 2010 nominees, and to the folks on this list, for what it's worth, I think you're better than Madonna and KISS. So congrats on that! Fewer people may listen to this than will visit the HoF this year, but who knows...maybe it'll help. You certainly deserve it.