I have played around with this topic in bar chats for a long time. For me, there have only been 3 really good responses for most of my life (I'm am a late Baby Boomer/Gen X growing up, which places me square in the Howard demographic). I have always made the argument that Cheap Trick was the answer, which would usually invoke great derision, but normally no one would make much of an argument for anything better unless they made a case for the Beach Boys or the Ramones. You can add Aerosmith to the discussion if you discount that they are the American Rolling Stones. After thinking about it some more today, I think Metallica or Pearl Jam can be added to the fray, along with maybe Frank Zappa/Alice Cooper, The Eagles (although I think they are dreadful), Nirvana, The Allman Brothers or even The Doors, or maybe the Grateful Dead. Go.