I'm reading away about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, in which Blondie's Debbie Harry is fighting with the rest of the band, and I'm thinking "Who the fuck invited Blondie anyway?" Was Diesel busy? Bo Donaldson and the Haywards previously booked?
Blondie had one successful album with two moderate, forgettable singles on it. None of the songs have made a lasting impression on the rock/pop world. None of them where even that good. Yet they make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Fellow inductees Lynyrd Skynyrd had fans who put together a petition to get them in. They got over 4000 signatures. This is a band who, when you say the words Southern Rock what you mean is "Bands that sound like Lynyrd Skynyrd," a band that defines a genre and they need a petition from their fans. Yet if you say "Bland New Wave Bands with Sultry, yet not overly attractive lead singer," Blondie still doesn't spring to mind.
In a year when Blondie, The Sex Pistols and Miles Davis make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the question needs asking: Is every band worthy of the title already in? And is it worth continuing with this farce?