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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1978–87)

Bob Mould (vocals, guitar), Grant Hart (drums, vocals) and Greg Norton (bass) were forefathers of emo, and an immensely important bridge between hardcore and alternative rock. The Minneapolis trio are cited by the likes of The Pixies and Nirvana as a massive influence. Their third album Zen Arcade (1984) is an exemplary collection of punk pop. They made a dignified transition to a major label with Candy Apple Grey (1986). After the band’s demise, Mould formed Sugar and Hart, Nova Mob.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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