Dec. 7, 2020
Hall Of Fame: Fancy or Farce?
Chances are that when you think of a "Hall Of Fame" your first thought is almost always going to lead to something having to do with sports—unless you're from Ohio (yes there is more than just Cedar Point in Ohio) or unless you're a musician. If...
Chances are that when you think of a "Hall Of Fame" your first thought is almost always going to lead to something having to do with sports—unless you're from Ohio (yes there is more than just Cedar Point in Ohio) or unless you're a musician. If either of those two things are true, then you might have immediately thought of a different type of "Hall of Fame". One that represents the best, most influential, and talented humans to ever step foot on to the Rock & Roll scene—right? One that even has an accompanying museum (which you can visit) full of musical artifacts for you to gawk at. But wait, what about all of the other genres full of insanely talented musicians—where do they fit in? Well, that's a damn good question and one that has stirred up more than its fair share of controversy over the years.
This also might be what happens when a group of people who aren't even musicians get together and try to haphazardly put together a plan of how one singular group or genre of musicians should be recognized for their accomplishments within the industry—because you know, the Grammy's definitely wasn't cutting it. Once referred to as "an utter and complete load of bollocks ... run by a bunch of sanctimonious bloody Americans who wouldn’t know rock 'n' roll if it hit them in the face." by Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden—and well he may have been on to something.
In this episode, we're joined by Friend Of The Show Joe where we discuss all things Hall Of Fame, Rock & Roll style. From musical boners, snubs, sexism, racism, should, should nots, have, have nots, replicas, rule-following, spaghetti dinners, and the politics of running an operation and possibly not understanding that there was in fact music that existed before that of Rock 'N' Roll.
It's season two, episode fifteen of your favorite Ohioan's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!
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