As much as I liked the Joe Strummer tribute on the Grammys, this minute-by-minute fisking of the awards show makes a couple of good points:
And, right into the Strummer tribute. You know what would be cool? This band at Irving Plaza. They’re f’n awesome, but meaningless tokenism nonetheless. Like the Clash were an important part of Grammy history. Like Joe (or his surviving band mates, come to think of it) would want anything to do with this scene. And since we’re in N.Y.C., where’s the fucking Ramones tribute?
Yeah, it would have been nice if the Grammys had been a little more appreciative of quality music while JS was alive.