When I heard that Hall & Oates had been inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame some of my vital organs stopped working for a few seconds. It was not so much that they actually got into the Hall Of Fame (Hell, you know the RnR Hall needs more creepy mustaches and mullets) but the fact that certain artists keep getting ignored and it’s starting to piss me off. I could go on and on with the snubs (Big Star, Jane’s Addiction, The Replacements, The Pixies, Black Flag, Dick Dale etc) but I think one of the biggest snubs has to be Marc Bolan. Along with The Beatles, this guy practically invented the 3 minute pop song. Just because he did not sell as many records in North America as in the UK is not a reason he should be ignored. T.Rex was one of the Godfathers of the protopunk movement along with Bowie, Lou Reed, The Stooges, MC5 and The New York Dolls. He still remains one of the most influential musicians 36 years after his death and you can hear bits of that influence in artists like Jack White and Ty Segall.
I don’t give a damn whether Hall & Oates got into the Hall Of Fame. Good for them, I hope Darryl Hall and his little mustached friend sing the hell outta “Maneater” at the induction. I just want justice. Please click the link below & sign this petition if you truly love Rock n Roll.