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Pearl Jam is the greatest American rock band, according to a new poll conducted by USA Today columnist Whitney Matheson. To this, I can only say "PPPPppppppfffttttt!"

Pearl Jam and grunge bands are to American music what mullets are to hair design. A short unfortunate trend that evolved into a cultural embarrassment.

Better choices? The Eagles, Aerosmith, REM, KISS, Bruce Springsteen. Maybe the Replacements too. All made the list, but in much lower spots.

(By the way, speaking of the Eagles, one of the dumber record swaps of my youth: I traded my Eagles' "Long Run" album to a friend for "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang. Ouch.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:14pm]


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