A couple of weeks ago, The Chronicle's Steven Uhles asked readers what rock-era act most deserves the title of Great American Band. This week, he weighed in on the most common choice of those who responded -- the Eagles. Longevity and massive record sales aside, they just weren't an original or especially interesting band, he writes. To those who said Eagles: We invite you to explain the appeal. Meanwhile, the default choice for Great American Band continues to be the Beach Boys. Unless you've got a better idea.