A quick look back to some groups that got bunched into the “Nuevo Rock Americano”, at least in Spain. They had some things in common, at least the ones at the top of the list… but others were clearly misplaced (The Cramps).
A highlight of this period: a song that was a great success back then: The Long Ryders’ Looking for Lewis and Clark. I mean, it was the only decent song that played in the sorry places I used to visit when I was young. I still love the A–G–Em riff, really dramatic (due to the “m”, of course).