Taken From Wikipedia: Hüsker Dü was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1979. The band's continual members were guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton, and drummer/vocalist Grant Hart. Hüsker Dü first gained notability as a hardcore punk band, later crossing over into alternative rock. Mould and Hart split the songwriting and singing duties. Following an EP and three LPs on independent label SST Records, including the critically acclaimed Zen Arcade (1984), the band signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1986 to release their final two studio albums. Probably wouldn't have had alt rock in the way you know it without these guys, probably has done almost as much for emo as Rites Of Spring, and influence can't be understated in noise rock or posthardcore either. Saw there wasn't a thread for them and I've been listening to Zen Arcade the last few weeks or months or however long it's been since reading about them in Our Band Could Be Your Life.