There is no really real reason to go to Jann Wenner’s vanity projection cum induction ceremony (like the army no doubt) into the rock and roll hall of fame at the Barclay Center. No reason at all. It will be on for hour after hour, day after day, it has a lot of people I’ve seen many people and the only person I actually want to see won’t be there except that is a bold faced lie. There is somebody I really wanna see. Cat Stevens. And it is because of Stevens I went out of my way to score a ticket. But before we discuss him, let’s talk about everybody else. This is not a grade based upon their career but based upon their projected performance.
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
KISS – Aren’t playing but who cares either way – F
Nirvana – Without Kurt they are contracted to Nerve – D
Hall and Oates – Always a pleasure, but then what? – B+
Linda Ronstadt – Sorry to say that she won’t be singing – F
Peter Gabriel – A real drag on stage – B
Cat Stevens – Even if he only plays for 20 minutes, it has been decades since we’ve seen him and he alone makes this a hotter than hell ticket – A
The show is April 10 th and if the presale is anything to go by, my assumption is it will be a pretty quick sell out even though the lineup isn’t exactly mind-blowing. The 25th anniversary was a lot more exciting I must say, on the 29 th it is like they have lost the plot a little.
But it will be fun to see Dave Grohl make a complete ass of himself, won’t it?
Plust, Cat Stevens and for cat and only Cat t is indeed a must see.
playlist after playlist pushing the same handful on songs
sweet soul music
“All Night Parking” is so great it causes us to overestimate the album
This ain’t rap music, this straight literature
“an anthem for all the ones that have experienced getting manipulated,”
An abysmal top ten as we reach for the end of the year
a smooth and cagey sound
Azealia Banks has two nights at The Novo
lost all working class crdentials