Wednesday, January 15, 2003

There is no longer a reason for a Grammy award for Best Rock Instrumental. It's the only reason that Joe Satriani and Jeff Beck still get any press. At this point, those guys are probably composing rock instrumentals just to get the Best Rock Instrumental Grammy nominations that will be their only press. The '70s are over. Prog rock is dead. The Police had decent rock instrumentals on their early albums, and that's going back two decades.  INXS's instrumentals were always filler. Just how pathetic is this category? A few years back, Moby got a nomination for "Bodyrock" an "instrumental" notable for its sung lyrics.

I understand the need to expand the Grammy categories to include newly-created genres, but they also need to get rid of the dead ones.

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