The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2010 has been announced and those pitiful bastards did something right this year...THE STOOGES are IN! That headline should have been written in 1994 when they were first eligible...but the numbnut fogies had to get " icons" like Percy Sledge, The Talking Heads and Run DMC to the front of the line. Those "musicians" remind me of the snotty goody two shoe kids who tell on the greasers sneaking a hit from the bowl behind the school.
The Stooges were the first of their kind to introduce a sound that esteemed Creem Magazine critic Lester Bangs would call "punk". It was unruly from the first note, which was out of tune, but aggressive as fuck. And the thousands of greasers,nobodies and outcasts that followed their lead...punching and kicking their way through 3 minute songs of distrust and disgust all the way to the wall of Hot Topic...owe it all to the Stooges. I've said it before but it bears repeating: The Punk family tree is rooted in Stooges, NY Dolls, Ramones and Sex Pistols. Those are the four punk seedlings that were spit out from moldy mouths of the hippie 60s...and it grew from there.
Congrats to Iggy...Scott and James and to the dearly departed Ron Asheton and Dave Alexander.
If you really care, Abba, The Hollies and Genesis are in this years class as well.
I hope Iggy headbuts Phil Collins and spits on Benny from Abba during the jam at the end.