Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by 14chimneys, Jul 18, 2013.
So when do you think Howard exactly peaked? When was that moment where he could do no wrong?
The last days of Billy West.
Shit I forgot one... Jay Leno editing the Tonight Show. Howard getting oral on his toe as Jay Leno cried basically.
Where does Billy West fall in there?
Billy was in the Miss America Book, but basically the day it was released Howard made excuses of Billy being greedy.
New Years Rotten Eve
When Howard had 7th Avenue shutdown for the Private Parts premiere. A newly reunited Jane's Addiction and Rob Zombie performed in a sweet concert which was broadcast live on MTV (when mtv was still cool). The movie ended up being good, his 2 books were still red hot, his radio audience was at it's peak, and this was in the middle of Howard's best years on radio.
The man could do no wrong. The rediculious boasts and proclamations he makes these days he was making back then, but in the late 90s they were hilarious, believeable, and often true.
The guy would have a booth at the mtv after party and the celebrities were all desparate to get on the air and have their balls busted by HOward.
Those really were the best of times. Howard did some of his best radio in 2006-2007 as well, but due to being on satellite, he only had a fraction of his 90s exposure and cultural relavance
like most people, when wig won the lottery, he quit his job
Other. Being from L.A., I remember Howard during the early, mid 90's (which is when I started listening). During the Rodney King trial, he was on the side of the police; He had (then) Chief Daryl Gates on and of course sided with him. During the O.J. trial, Howard was on the side of the prosecution. During this period of time, Howard would talk about the racism of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and how that kind of pandering is detrimental to the Black Community. These are things that would never happen today.
Magic Johnson show visit. Absolute peak.
You were doing great up until then.
But you're right: the "Private Parts" premiere was his exact peak: the hype was off the charts, the reviews were good, but the "mediocre, watered-down fairy tale, bs-version of reality" of the movie hadn't hit the masses yet, so the hope/anticipation was still there, too.
I can't believe I thought it was going to be good.
We didn't know that the movie was bullshit back in 1997. It was a "loving" tribute to his wife.
Exactly!!!! The salad days of Billy reign supreme over any period.......
You said "Peak Years" Not what destroyed the show and cut the balls off of Hamptons..............
For me personally, Howard peaked on his first year at SIRIUS. I still was laughing my ass off the first two years of SIRIUS before the slide downhill began. But in overall mainstream terms, he peaked during his movie (mid-90's) and book tour... he was relevant and actually had "millions of fans".