you guys make me laugh
Kiss has had a way bigger effect on the musical landscape than every "jamband" that ever was, save maybe the Dead or Allmans(if you consider them jambands)
Kiss was everywhere in the 70s, a total worldwide cultural icon. All the kids on my block in NJ where in the Kiss army and loved it!
Sure they are cheesy and an over the top spectacle, but that is the whole point!
Shout it, shout it, shout it out loud!!!