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Friday, July 15, 2011

Five Real Reasons the Monkees Don't Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 8:40 AM

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2. If the Monkees and Kraftwerk are inducted in the same year, I might have to go back to Cleveland.

Where I hear they're still burning LeBron James jerseys in the streets. Now, I admit, that's a pretty rock 'n' roll pastime. Fire and demonstrations. Standing up for your convictions in such a public way (no matter how trivial they might be). But, alarmingly, this display is rock 'n' roll in a "Bigger-than-Jesus"/Beatles-backlash way. Which puts the Lake Erie mob on the wrong side of history -- where they stand closer to 265 popes than they do one Peter Tork. So, please, Monkees. Don't compel me to go back to Cleveland by entering the Hall. Let's wait this out together.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland

1. The Monkees have never kidnapped and statutorily raped a child.

Unlike an alleged and estimated 12 percent of the entire list of inductees. What does the Rock Hall stand for? This statistic might be the place to begin a study. At least it would explain the prevalence of tiny leather pants.

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