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800 bands you’d rather be than Aerosmith?

Posted by admin On March - 30 - 2008

So tonight while discussing the upcoming release of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Zack claimed that there were 800 bands that he would rather play as than them. I call shenanigans. He said that if given one day, he could come up with that many bands. I told him he doesn’t even know that many bands to begin with, and that there was no way that all of them would be better than Aerosmith.

I also challenged him to come up with 150 guitarists he would rather play as than Joe Perry. I told him that whether or not he liked Aerosmith, he had to accept that Perry is at the very least an above average rock guitarist. Failure to admit that would surely be blasphemy. He still refused to relent on his stance.
This is my standing challenge to Zack. If he is willing to put his credibility on the line by claiming all of these bands would be better to play as than Aerosmith, then so be it. He just has to know that respect of his opinion is at stake. All he has to do is accept defeat and admit that he may have exaggerated and we’ll chalk it up to a night of adult beverages at Bonerama. (There is no way to not make that sound funny.)

6 Responses

  1. hungover zack Said,

    Damn you andy! challenging me to do things i clearly made drunkenly and had no intention of following up on.

    I really thought i could get to 800…not even close

    1. Led Zeppelin
    2. The Who
    3. Frank Zappa and the Mothers
    4. Jimi Hendrix Experience
    5. Weezer
    6. Ween
    7. The White Stripes
    8. The Raconteurs
    9. REM
    10. Cream
    11. CSNY
    12. Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    13. Alice Cooper
    14. The Beatles
    15. Beck
    16. The Roots
    17. The Flaming Lips
    18. Pink Floyd
    19. My Morning Jacket
    20. Phish
    21. The Grateful Dead
    22. T.Rex
    23. Cake
    24. Of Montreal
    25. Steely Dan
    26. Vampire Weekend
    27. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    28. Allman Brothers Band
    29. MGMT
    30. Umphrey’s McGee
    31. The Modern Lovers
    32. Kinetix
    33. The Hue
    34. The Beach Boys
    35. Arcade Fire
    36. The Band
    37. Wings
    38. The Black Keys
    39. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    40. Neil young and Crazy Horse
    41. Van Halen
    42. Bob Marley and the Wailers
    43. Toots and the Maytalls
    44. Radiohead
    45. Buffalo Springfield
    46. Built to Spill
    47. The Buzzcocks
    48. Animal Collective
    49. Death cab for Cutie
    50. Modest Mouse
    51. Foo Fighters
    52. Nirvana
    53. Pearl Jam
    54. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    55. Elvis Costello and the Impressions
    56. Funkadelic
    57. George Clinton and P Funk.
    58. The Glands
    59. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
    60. Green Day
    61. Jane’s Addiction
    62. Janis Joplin w/ big Brother and the Holding Company
    63. Gov’t Mule
    64. King Crimson
    65. The Kinks
    66. Kings of Leon
    67. LCD Soundsytem
    68. MMSW
    69. The New Pornographers
    70. OK Go
    71. The Pixies
    72. Queens of the Stone Age
    73. The Rolling Stones
    74. The Shins
    75. Sly and the family stone
    76. Spoon
    77. Smashing Pumpkins
    78. Sublime
    79. Tenacious D
    80. Traffic
    81. Traveling Willbury’s
    82. TV on the Radio
    83. Yo Lo Tengo
    84. The Talking Heads
    85. Bright Eyes
    86. The Glands
    87. Field Music
    88. Sufjan Stevens
    89. The Clash
    90. Derek and the Dominoes
    91. The Righteous Brothers
    92. The Doors
    93. Martha and the Vandellas
    94. Simon and Garfunkel
    95. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
    96.The Sex Pistols
    97. The Ramones
    98. The Animals
    99. The Velvet Underground
    100. Queen
    101. The Temptations
    102. Booker T. and the MG’s
    103. AC/DC
    104. Kiss
    105. Guns ‘n’ Rosess
    106. The Drifters
    107. The Supremes
    108. The Righteous Brothers
    109. Lynyrd Skynyrd
    110. The Ramones

    Posted on March 30th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

  2. Rob Said,

    That’s probably more than I could come up with. Not bad Zack.

    Posted on March 30th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

  3. KD Said,

    Maybe you could throw Neil Young and Crazyhorse on that list one more time.

    Posted on March 30th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

  4. Teibs and Shore Said,

    Poor showing. Aside from the fact that you clearly just went through your history of rock playlists and repeated some bands, you put Simon & Garfunkel at 94. If I had the power, I would strip you of your rock credentials.

    I’m not saying Boo-urns…

    -the voice of reason -AS

    Posted on March 30th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

  5. Teibs and Shore Said,

    i hate all of you.

    Posted on March 30th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

  6. Teibs and Shore Said,

    Steven Tyler says, “Any band that can go from ‘Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ to the ass-kicking ‘Sweet Emotion’ to the cheekiness of ‘Love in an Elevator,’ to the classic ballad ‘Dream On’ shows why Activision chose us to headline this game based on the diversity of hte Aerosmith catalog. Not only is songwriting a bitch, but then it goes and has puppies.”

    What does that even mean?!?! -AS

    Posted on April 5th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

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