Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Ray Of Light
But the real highlight was after Madonna's speech. Most of the inducted artists went on to perform a song or two after their acceptance speech. If they were too old, or were missing too many members, they got someone else to perform fairly faithful renditions of their songs. But not Madonna. She decided not to perform. So who did they get to sing a couple of Madonna songs???
The mother-f*#king Stooges.
That's right. Iggy-f*#king-Pop belting out "Burning Up" and "Ray of Light" in all his shirtless, writhing glory. The songs were nearly unrecognizable. Iggy jumping into the shocked audience, sitting on Justin Timberlake's lap and singing directly to Madonna, about 6 inches from her face. I'm pretty sure at one point Iggy's crotch was about a foot away from Clive Davis' head. I'll have to watch it again to make sure it's Clive.
I'm not sure who set that up, but it was brilliant.
I went back to Flavor of Love, because I'm classy like that.
For the record, I think it's a travesty that they would put crap like Madonna in the Hall, esp when so many great artists will never get in.
Madonna's whole career has consisted of cranking out the lowest common demoninator dance crap that she thinks will move the most units that year. She's successful, but so is Walmart.