After forming in 1979, The Replacements started out as a garage punk band from Minnesota. They released their first album, Sorry Ma I Forgot to Take Out the Trash, in 1981.
The band included Paul Westerburg on guitar and vocals, Tommy Stinson on bass, guitarist Bob Stinson, and drummer Chris Mars.
The Replacements career only lasted for 12 years, and after disbanding in 1991, its members went on to pursue various projects. If anything, The Replacements added lyrical poetry to the punk sound, before turning into a more alternative band.
Here’s “Can’t Hardly Wait” from Pleased to Meet Me (1987)
And “Bastards of Young” from the 1985 album, Tim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvggqOHKPco