Thursday, June 23, 2011

Los Lobos and The Spinners

2 interesting quotes Rock Hall related:
Roy Trakin reviewing 2 members of Los Lobos' duet concert had this to say about the band:

"it’s high time to induct Los Lobos into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If nothing else, this evening of pure songcraft and open-hearted connection convinced me they’re more than desrving of the honor."

Trakin's a NomCom member.  Why not bring up the band's name at the next committee meeting?
My guess is that group's like Sonic Youth and Los Lobos, while critic faves,  are being discussed at these meetings, and still getting passed over.  Frankly, I can't believe the Neville Brothers haven't been given a nod yet.

The there's this from one of the Spinners' founding members:

But for all their success, the Spinners never won a Grammy and aren’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their “Unsung” episode describes them as the Rodney Dangerfield of music – getting no respect.

“It’s politics,” Henry Fambrough, 73, one of two original Spinners still living and performing told “There are artists that are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that don’t have the background that we have…I know that we as a group have achieved enough to be there.”

Once the O'Jays got in, the Spinners should have been next.  They certainly deserve to be in there more than the Dells.
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