Nancy Wilson and Ann Wilson of Heart (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)Pardon my distinct lack of enthusiasm here, but while I understand the political reason for letting Heart into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (look -- women!), I can't get my mind around the fact that they're supremely average and if Foreigner aren't going into the Hall with their radio-friendly hits -- and the Cars have been overlooked with their better than average pop songs -- I don't see any reason to let these pleasant people in either. If it's women the Hall seeks, couldn't they go for the Runaways? And then tap Poly Styrene?
Now, of course, I believe everyone should be in the Hall. Your band? Yep! So, it's up to me to find a couple different songs that make the argument for inclusion. I've done my job and listened through the catalog and I wrote down the ten songs they're likely most remembered for and in technical terms the music is 'eh.'
I am not counting their performance of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," which is just fine for what it is, but covers of other people's famous songs don't make much of a case for anything but your potential gig at the corner bar.Read More »from Heart — Yet Another Inductee Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame