The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee has announced the inductees for the class of 2015. I'm hardly thrilled.
I realize arguing about who's been inducted and who hasn't is futile. As someone just pointed out on Facebook, the induction process is arbitrary and capricious. Then you get ignorant people chiming in with their desired list of inclusion for artists like The Tubes and Alex Harvey. Nothing against either of those acts but I could give you a list of much more deserving bands that should be in. But I'll spare you.
Instead, let me just sing the praises for two bands that were on the nomination list and didn't make it but should have. Here's to Kraftwerk who's influence was as impactful as the Velvet Underground and The Smiths who put a string of albums together that had a consistant quality that is hard to beat. They are already enshrined in my hall of fame.