ASV Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: A Winner and a New Category:
Best Rock Anthem
Like what I did with the statue? I'm getting all fancy now. I may have to go back and fix the previous three.
Obviously, Crue is the winner in the Hair Metal category, by a wide, wide margin.
* Because Vince Neil killed the competition (RIP, Hanoi Rocks), Nikki Six returned from the dead, Mick Mars is still at it with a completely fused spine, and Tommy Lee went to college.
* "Girls, Girls, Girls" was my first rock cassette, and I played the hell out of it.
* They started out with leather and studs, switched to lace and makeup and wound up in plain jeans and t-shirts. Their look changed but they continually put out some really great rock songs. Shout at the Devil.
* Clearly the winner has to have an umlaut.
And now that we've had that induction ceremony (I swear, there was a ceremony with flowers and crowns and crying runners-up) we can move on to the next category.
This one will go into the "Songs" wing of the Hall of Fame when it is built (out of legos):
Best Rock Anthems
You know the rock anthem. It's that song that brings the house down. The song that gets played after you've held up your Bic lighter for so long that you have tiny ridges in thumb, the song that makes the crowd stomp their feet so hard that the stadium shakes, the song that they turn the house lights on for so you can see the entire arena rock the fuck out together. It's a band's identifying song, the one that they save for the encore. Got it?
[You can find a starting list here, if you need some ideas]
For the record, my picks (as of this moment)
We Will Rock You
Rock and Roll All Night and, what should be the clear winner:
For Those About to Rock.
Dude, cannon balls. Come ON.