History Music / HuskerDu

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: The verses of " The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" are mostly Grant Hard screaming at the top of his lungs.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: The verses of " The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" are mostly Grant Hard Hart screaming at the top of his lungs.


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* PostPunk: The band counted Music/JoyDivision as an influence, and some of their earliest recordings, such as "Statues" and "Amusement" fall under this category. However, it wouldn't be long before they shifted their style to Los Angeles-inspired hardcore.
24th Apr '16 10:22:26 AM SmytheOrdo
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* CarefulWithThatAxe: The verses of " The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" are mostly Grant Hard screaming at the top of his lungs.


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* ObsessionSong: "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill"
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their experimental side is probably best seen on ''Zen Arcade.'' While the band's sound was still rooted in fast, aggressive punk, their songwriting had become noticeably more melodic, experimenting with elements of folk and psychedelic, as well as including piano interludes.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their experimental side is probably best seen on ''Zen Arcade.'' While the band's sound was still rooted in fast, aggressive punk, their songwriting had become noticeably more melodic, experimenting with elements of folk folk, noise, and psychedelic, as well as including piano interludes.
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* FriendlyRivalry: With fellow ''Twin Cities'' punks Music/TheReplacements.

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* FriendlyRivalry: With fellow ''Twin Cities'' punks rockers Music/TheReplacements.



** While it had been an open secret in the punk community for some time, Bob Mould officially came out as gay in the early '90s.

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** While it had been an open secret in the punk Twin Cities music community for some time, Bob Mould officially came out as gay in the early '90s.
10th Mar '16 7:09:29 AM aye_amber
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: How they ended up with their name. While doing a cover of the Music/TalkingHeads ' "Psycho Killer" during a rehearsal, they were unable to remember the French portions of the lyrics and instead started shouting out any foreign words they could remember. One of the phrases ended up being "Hüsker Dü," and they decided to use that as the name of the band.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: How they ended up with their name. While doing a cover of the Music/TalkingHeads ' Music/TalkingHeads' "Psycho Killer" during a rehearsal, they were unable to remember the French portions of the lyrics and instead started shouting out any foreign words they could remember. One of the phrases ended up being "Hüsker Dü," and they decided to use that as the name of the band.
10th Mar '16 7:06:17 AM aye_amber
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--'''Hüsker Dü''', "''Makes No Sense At All''"

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--'''Hüsker Dü''', Dü,''' "''Makes No Sense At at All''"



[[caption-width-right:250:L-R: Greg Norton, Grant Hart and Bob Mould[[note]]wearing an Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation shirt[[/note]]]]


'''Hüsker Dü''' were an American HardcorePunk[=/=]AlternativeRock band from [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities St. Paul, MN]] who were together from 197988. They were composed of singer/guitarist/lyricist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton and drummer/lyricist Grant Hart. While they never had a hit record, among their most well-known work is the ConceptAlbum ''Zen Arcade'', the follow-up ''New Day Rising'', their CoverVersion of Music/TheByrds' "Eight Miles High", and their single "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely", which was notably featured in the film ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'' and covered by Music/GreenDay. They are regarded as seminal in the creation of the AlternativeRock and PostHardcore genres.

Rising tensions between the two primary songwriters, Mould and Hart, eventually led to the band's breakup in 1988. Since then, Mould and Hart have launched their own solo careers, while Norton became a restauratuer in the Twin Cities. Bob Mould has released an autobiography called ''See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody'', while Grant Hart was the subject of a documentary, ''Every Everything, The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart''.

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[[caption-width-right:250:L-R: [[caption-width-right:250: L-R: Greg Norton, Grant Hart Hart, and Bob Mould[[note]]wearing Mould. [[note]] Wearing an Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation shirt[[/note]]]]


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'''Hüsker Dü''' were an American HardcorePunk[=/=]AlternativeRock HardcorePunk / AlternativeRock band from [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities St. Paul, MN]] who were together from 197988. 1979-88. They were composed of singer/guitarist/lyricist singer / guitarist / lyricist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton Norton, and drummer/lyricist drummer / lyricist Grant Hart. While they never had a hit record, among their most well-known well known work is the ConceptAlbum ''Zen Arcade'', Arcade,'' the follow-up ''New Day Rising'', Rising,'' their CoverVersion of Music/TheByrds' "Eight Miles High", High," and their single "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely", Lonely," which was notably featured in the film ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'' and covered by Music/GreenDay. They are regarded as seminal in the creation of the AlternativeRock and PostHardcore genres.

Rising tensions between the two primary songwriters, Mould and Hart, eventually led to the band's breakup in 1988. Since then, Mould and Hart have launched their own solo careers, while Norton became a restauratuer restaurantuer in the Twin Cities. ''Twin Cities.'' Bob Mould has released an autobiography called called: ''See A a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody'', Melody,'' while Grant Hart was the subject of a documentary, documentary: ''Every Everything, The the Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart''.
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As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husker_Du The Other Wiki]].

!!! "New Tropes Rising":
* AllJustADream: The first twenty songs of ''Zen Arcade'', given "The Tooth Fairy and the Princess" (song twenty-one).

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As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husker_Du The Other Wiki]].

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"New Tropes Rising":
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* AllJustADream: The first twenty songs of ''Zen Arcade'', Arcade,'' given "The Tooth Fairy and the Princess" (song twenty-one).twenty one).



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: How they ended up with their name. While doing a cover of the Music/TalkingHeads ' "Psycho Killer" during a rehearsal, they were unable to remember the French portions of the lyrics and instead started shouting out any foreign words they could remember. One of the phrases ended up being "Hüsker Dü", and they decided to use that as the name of the band.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: How they ended up with their name. While doing a cover of the Music/TalkingHeads ' "Psycho Killer" during a rehearsal, they were unable to remember the French portions of the lyrics and instead started shouting out any foreign words they could remember. One of the phrases ended up being "Hüsker Dü", Dü," and they decided to use that as the name of the band.



* BreakupBreakout: Bob Mould and Grant Hart both pursued solo careers following Husker Du's breakup. While neither artist is quite mainstream, Mould would appear to be a lot more popular, as his listeners on last.fm outnumber Grant Hart's ten to one and he played on two Music/FooFighters songs.
* CallAndResponseSong: The verse sections of "In A Free Land".
* ConceptAlbum: ''Zen Arcade'', which tells the story of a youth who leaves his unfulfilling home life to find that the world outside is even worse.
* CoverVersion: "[[Music/TheByrds Eight Miles High]]", [=Donovan=]'s "Sunshine Superman", and the theme song to ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.
* CrapsackWorld: One of the primary concepts of ''Zen Arcade''.
* DanceSensation: "Do The Bee".
* DaysOfTheWeekSong: "Monday Will Never Be The Same".

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* BreakupBreakout: Bob Mould and Grant Hart both pursued solo careers following Husker Du's breakup. ''Husker Du'''s break-up. While neither artist is quite mainstream, Mould would appear to be a lot more popular, as his listeners on last.fm ''last.fm'' outnumber Grant Hart's ten to one and he played on two Music/FooFighters songs.
* CallAndResponseSong: The verse sections of "In A a Free Land".
Land."
* ConceptAlbum: ''Zen Arcade'', Arcade,'' which tells the story of a youth who leaves his unfulfilling home life to find that the world outside is even worse.
* CoverVersion: "[[Music/TheByrds Eight Miles High]]", [=Donovan=]'s High,]]" ''Donovan'''s "Sunshine Superman", Superman," and the theme song to ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.
''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow.''
* CrapsackWorld: One of the primary concepts of ''Zen Arcade''.
Arcade.''
* DanceSensation: "Do The Bee".
the Bee."
* DaysOfTheWeekSong: "Monday Will Never Be The Same".the Same."



* EagleLand: While not an overly political band (at least by punk standards), songs such as "In A Free Land", "Folk Lore", and "Divide and Conquer" portray America as a type II
* EchoingAcoustics: a common feature of the production on their studio albums, especially the later ones.
* EmoMusic: The band themselves don't qualify, but the "classic emo" bands of the 1990s especially Jawbreaker were heavily influenced by them.

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* EagleLand: While not an overly political band (at least by punk UsefulNotes/{{Punk}} standards), songs such as as: "In A a Free Land", Land," "Folk Lore", Lore," and "Divide and Conquer" portray America as a type II
Type II.
* EchoingAcoustics: a A common feature of the production on their studio albums, especially the later ones.
* EmoMusic: The band themselves don't qualify, but the "classic emo" bands of the 1990s 1990's especially Jawbreaker ''Jawbreaker'' were heavily influenced by them.



* FriendlyRivalry: With fellow Twin Cities punks Music/TheReplacements.

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* FriendlyRivalry: With fellow Twin Cities ''Twin Cities'' punks Music/TheReplacements.



* LiveAlbum: Two of them. Their full-length debut, ''Land Speed Record,'' and ''The Living End,'' a compilation released after the band collapsed.

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* LiveAlbum: Two of them. Their full-length full length debut, ''Land Speed Record,'' and ''The Living End,'' a compilation released after the band collapsed.



* LoopedLyrics: "New Day Rising" has no lyrics besides the song's title. "Plans I Make" has a brief loop of "I gotta make plans for the plans I make / Gotta have plans for the friends I make / I gotta have friends for the friends I make / Gotta have friends for the plans I make / Go make plans." After the first minute, the rest of the lyrics are "go" and "make plans."
* MeaningfulName: The band's name was taken from a board game, the title of which means "Do you remember?" in [[UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}} Danish]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} Norwegian]]. The band added the [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Heävy Mëtal Ümlauts]].

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* LoopedLyrics: "New Day Rising" has no lyrics besides the song's title. "Plans I Make" has a brief loop of of: "I gotta make plans for the plans I make / Gotta have plans for the friends I make / I gotta have friends for the friends I make / Gotta have friends for the plans I make / Go make plans." After the first minute, the rest of the lyrics are are: "go" and "make plans."
* MeaningfulName: The band's name was taken from a board game, the title of which means "Do you remember?" in [[UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}} Danish]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} Norwegian]]. Norwegian.]] The band added the [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Heävy Mëtal Ümlauts]].Ümlauts.]]



** On ''Everything Falls Apart'', "Punch Drunk" is 0:30, "Bricklayer" is 0:34, and "Obnoxious" is 0:55. Their usage of this trope would drop off with time.
* [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis/St. Paul]]: Robert Street (an actual thoroughfare in St. Paul, not a person) is mentioned in "Diane."
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Mostly a 6-7 on their early albums, mostly 5-6 later on (though they have some songs, i.e. "Never Talking To You Again", "Perfect Example", "Too Far Down" and "Hardly Getting Over It", that drop below this point).
* MurderBallad: "Diane", which was apparently based on the real-life rape and murder of West St. Paul waitress Diane Edwards by Joseph Ture in 1980.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: An early incarnation of the band featured a keyboard player named Charlie Pine, who was soon booted by the other three after they decided that they wouldn't need a keyboard player. For the rest of their career, the lineup would consist of Mould, Hart, and Norton.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their experimental side is probably best seen on ''Zen Arcade''. While the band's sound was still rooted in fast, aggressive punk, their songwriting had become noticeably more melodic, experimenting with elements of folk and psychedelic, as well as including piano interludes.

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** On ''Everything Falls Apart'', Apart,'' "Punch Drunk" is 0:30, "Bricklayer" is 0:34, and "Obnoxious" is 0:55. Their usage of this trope would drop off with time.
* [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis/St.Minneapolis / St. Paul]]: Robert Street (an actual thoroughfare in St. Paul, not a person) is mentioned in "Diane."
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Mostly a 6-7 on their early albums, mostly 5-6 later on (though they have some songs, i.e. "Never Talking To to You Again", Again," "Perfect Example", Example," "Too Far Down" Down," and "Hardly Getting Over It", It," that drop below this point).
* MurderBallad: "Diane", "Diane," which was apparently based on the real-life real life rape and murder of West St. Paul waitress Diane Edwards by Joseph Ture in 1980.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: An early incarnation of the band featured a keyboard player named Charlie Pine, who was soon booted by the other three after they decided that they wouldn't need a keyboard player. For the rest of their career, the lineup line-up would consist of Mould, Hart, and Norton.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their experimental side is probably best seen on ''Zen Arcade''. Arcade.'' While the band's sound was still rooted in fast, aggressive punk, their songwriting had become noticeably more melodic, experimenting with elements of folk and psychedelic, as well as including piano interludes.



** Either ''Everything Falls Apart'', ''Metal Circus'', or ''Zen Arcade'' (depending on the listener's perspective) is where their songwriting became melody-based enough to differentiate them from traditional hardcore.

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** Either ''Everything Falls Apart'', Apart,'' ''Metal Circus'', Circus,'' or ''Zen Arcade'' (depending on the listener's perspective) is where their songwriting became melody-based melody based enough to differentiate them from traditional hardcore.



* NonAppearingTitle: "Terms of Psychic Warfare"
* OddFriendship: Punk rocker Grant Hart ended up becoming close friends with novelist, essayist, and painter William S. Burroughs.

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Terms of Psychic Warfare"
Warfare."
* OddFriendship: Punk rocker Grant Hart ended up becoming close friends with novelist, essayist, and painter William S. Burroughs.Creator/WilliamSBurroughs.



* PostHardcore: One of the {{Trope Maker}}s with their addition of melody and experimentation to HardcorePunk.

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* PostHardcore: One of the {{Trope Maker}}s TropeMakers with their addition of melody and experimentation to HardcorePunk.



** "In A Free Land".
** "Folk Lore", combined with AdultsAreUseless.

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** "In A a Free Land".
Land."
** "Folk Lore", Lore," combined with AdultsAreUseless.



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: "Series/GilligansIsland":
-->"Gilligan's Island\\

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: "Series/GilligansIsland":
-->"Gilligan's
"Series/GilligansIsland:"
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Island\\



** "If I Told You".

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** "If I Told You".You."



* SociopathicSoldier: "You're a Soldier", of the "joined up to kill" variety.

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* SociopathicSoldier: "You're a Soldier", Soldier," of the "joined up to kill" variety.



* StudioChatter: Mould, at the end of "Plans I Make," the last song on ''New Day Rising,'' says, "It's the end of the album."
* {{Subtext}}: Mould is gay and Hart is bisexual, although this was not widely publicised at the time the band was active. This knowledge adds an extra layer of meaning to songs like "The Biggest Lie", which thereby becomes a very different song. (Note that, while it was rumoured that Hart and Mould were romantically involved and their tensions were a reason for the band's breakup, both of them have flatly denied this).
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Being a HardcorePunk band, any of their acoustic songs count- especially the two on ''Candy Apple Grey''. "Hardly Getting Over It" even has a synthesizer solo!
* StopBeingStereotypical: In "Real World" and "Deadly Skies", Mould rejects the notion that punk bands need to constantly involve themselves in radical politics, thus emancipating the band from some of the expectations imposed on them by their subculture.
* TextlessAlbumCover: The cover to ''Warehouse: Songs and Stories''.
* UncommonTime: "Masochism World"

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* StudioChatter: Mould, at the end of "Plans I Make," the last song on ''New Day Rising,'' says, says: "It's the end of the album."
* {{Subtext}}: Mould is gay and Hart is bisexual, although this was not widely publicised at the time the band was active. This knowledge adds an extra layer of meaning to songs like "The Biggest Lie", Lie," which thereby becomes a very different song. (Note that, while it was rumoured that Hart and Mould were romantically involved and their tensions were a reason for the band's breakup, both of them have flatly denied this).
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Being a HardcorePunk band, any of their acoustic songs count- count -- especially the two on ''Candy Apple Grey''. Grey.'' "Hardly Getting Over It" even has a synthesizer solo!
* StopBeingStereotypical: In "Real World" and "Deadly Skies", Skies," Mould rejects the notion that punk bands need to constantly involve themselves in radical politics, thus emancipating the band from some of the expectations imposed on them by their subculture.
subculture.
* TextlessAlbumCover: The cover to ''Warehouse: Songs and Stories''.
Stories.''
* UncommonTime: "Masochism World"World."
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: How they ended up with their name. While doing a cover of the Music/TalkingHeads ' "Psycho Killer" during a rehearsal, they were unable to remember the French portions of the lyrics and instead started shouting out any foreign words they could remember. One of the phrases ended up being "Hüsker Dü", and they decided to use that as the name of the band.


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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: An early incarnation of the band featured a keyboard player named Charlie Pine, who was soon booted by the other three after they decided that they wouldn't need a keyboard player. For the rest of their career, the lineup would consist of Mould, Hart, and Norton.
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'''Hüsker Dü''' were an American HardcorePunk[=/=]AlternativeRock band from [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities St. Paul, MN]] who were together from 1979-1988. They were composed of singer/guitarist/lyricist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton and drummer/lyricist Grant Hart. While they never had a hit record, among their most well-known work is the ConceptAlbum ''Zen Arcade,'' the follow-up ''New Day Rising'', their CoverVersion of Music/TheByrds' "Eight Miles High," and their single "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely," which was notably featured in the film ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'' and covered by Music/GreenDay. They are regarded as seminal in the creation of the AlternativeRock and PostHardcore genres.

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'''Hüsker Dü''' were an American HardcorePunk[=/=]AlternativeRock band from [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities St. Paul, MN]] who were together from 1979-1988.197988. They were composed of singer/guitarist/lyricist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton and drummer/lyricist Grant Hart. While they never had a hit record, among their most well-known work is the ConceptAlbum ''Zen Arcade,'' Arcade'', the follow-up ''New Day Rising'', their CoverVersion of Music/TheByrds' "Eight Miles High," High", and their single "Don't Want To to Know If You Are Lonely," Lonely", which was notably featured in the film ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'' and covered by Music/GreenDay. They are regarded as seminal in the creation of the AlternativeRock and PostHardcore genres.






* ConceptAlbum: ''Zen Arcade,'' which tells the story of a youth who leaves his unfulfilling home life to find that the world outside is even worse.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Zen Arcade,'' Arcade'', which tells the story of a youth who leaves his unfulfilling home life to find that the world outside is even worse.



** While it had been an open secret in the punk community for some time, Bob Mould officially came out as gay in the early 90's.

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** While it had been an open secret in the punk community for some time, Bob Mould officially came out as gay in the early 90's.'90s.



* VocalTagTeam: Usually, Bob and Grant would each sing on the songs they individually wrote, though sometimes they'd each take different vocal sections on the same song.

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* VocalTagTeam: Usually, Bob and Grant would each sing on the songs they individually wrote, though sometimes they'd each take different vocal sections on the same song.song.
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Though never finding mainstream success, the influence they had on bands such as Music/DinosaurJr, Music/ThePixies, Music/GreenDay, Music/FooFighters, and a plethora of others has secured their place as one of the most important bands in modern rock music.

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Though never finding Although mainstream success, success eluded them, the influence they had on bands such as Music/DinosaurJr, Music/ThePixies, Music/GreenDay, Music/FooFighters, and a plethora of others has secured their place as one of the most important bands in modern rock music.
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