Archive for October, 2011

Why shouldn't three nice Jewish boys from Brooklyn be inducted into the R&RHoF? (I do not own this image)

The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2011 have been announced and they don’t look half bad, though I haven’t heard of a few of them.

In alphabetical order:

1. Beastie Boys

2. The Cure

3. Donavon

4. Eric B & Rakin

5. Guns ‘N Roses

6. Heart

7. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

8. Freddie King

9. Laura Nyro

10. The Red Hot Chili Peppers

11. Rufus with Chaka Khan

12. The Small Faces/Faces

13. The Spinners

14. Donna Summer

15. War

Everyone knows how much I love the Chilis: CHILIS FOR R&RHoF CLASS OF '11! (I do not own this image)

My vote definitely goes to the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers but I wouldn’t mind seeing Heart, the Cure, Joan Jett or the Faces getting in.  War is a pretty cool funk band too.

I just really DON’T want to see Guns ‘N Roses getting in. In my opinion, Axl Rose is one of the worst singers in Rock music. Granted, their first album is a classic but I think it is pretty overrated and they didn’t release a lot of good stuff after.

So you have my opinion…What’s yours?

The artwork for the new single

Remember that up-and-coming rapper, Bottaboom, about whom I posted a while back?  Well since then, Botta’s released two more tracks.  The angsty “Just  Another Love Song” backed by a trippy percussion heavy beat dropped a few weeks ago but tonight, the lead single off of Sleep Well hit the internet via Bottaboom’s youtube page.

The new song, “Everyone Else,” is probably Botta’s catchiest, most relatable song yet.  He samples Grouplove’s “Colours” expertly and it all builds up to an amazing hook of a chorus that just gets stuck in your head, but hey, that means its good.  At this point you should be excited for Sleep Well, which Bottaboom says should be ready by November.

It’s possible that the Sound Hound will be very involved in the promotion of this mixtape when it is released.  Stay tuned for more info about that…