When Halls of Fame Run Out of Fame
The first thing to say about The Complete List of 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees is that at least a third of them are not rock & rollers. Dolly Parton? Dionne Warwick? Lionel Richie? One other name doesn’t belong either but I’m giving her a pass. Kate Bush always get a pass. As does the greatest music video of all time:
Nominees Devo are uncategorisable and they worked hard to keep it that way. I almost posted the legendary 1978 cover of Satisfaction on SNL ahead of Kate. Causing a sensation, for commercial release the interpretation had to be approved at the highest level. Mark Mothersbaugh relates that an audience was arranged with Mick Jagger in New York for an OK. He sat and listened. Then he got up and danced around the room before declaring it his favourite version. $weet.
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