I guess I'll be that guy, who are The Replacements? Genuinely curious about their history/influence if anyone wants to fill me in.
Many consider them the first American "indie" band, since they were somewhat part of the early 80s hardcore scene, but didn't really play hardcore punk. They played rock and roll with a punk edge. In that alone they were hugely influential. When the other seminal bands of that era's indie scene started branching out from the standard hardcore sound, the Replacements were already writing songs like Unsatisfied. Listen to that song right now.
Okay, keep listening.
They dropped a few absolutely classic albums and also embodied the punk spirit more than most other bands. Their live shows were often drunk and sloppy, but in a fun and chaotic way. It was all part of their charm. Ultimately with their songwriting skills they could have been one of the most popular bands of their era but the major label suits couldn't control them.
Now listen to Unsatisfied again. Compare it with Husker Du (the other great Minneapolis-ish punk band) and their song Chartered Trips. It's a great song and was one of many off that album considered to be expanding and improving the hardcore punk sound template. The Replacements were miles ahead, they sound at least 10 years ahead of their time. This was 1984.