There are a few good things that came out of Massachusetts – musically-speaking – and a lot of bad things. So, it came as a shock when a citizen-initiated campaign began to make Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner” the state song. For Democratic state reps Josh Cutler and James Cantwell, the campaign was too much of a shock. Remembering their duties as representatives of the people of the state of Massachusetts, Cutler and Cantwell went completely against the will of the people “and filed a bill to make Aerosmith’s “Dream On” Massachusetts’ official rock song.” Awesome. Via Gawker:
The reasoning? First, Rolling Stone magazine lists “Dream On” among its 500 greatest songs of all time, which in an age when roughly 10,000 listicles are generated a day, hardly seems like a justification for anything.
Second, the State House News Service quoted Cantwell as saying, “With all due respect, Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time.” With all due respect, they aren’t. The best-selling American rock band of all time is, by the RIAA’s numbers, the Eagles.
So, stand up people of Massachusetts! Write your state reps and tell them, “Hey! Aerosmith kind of sucks, bro.”