35. Hüsker Dü

There is no rule in music that says that you have to be a commercial success to make a difference. Hüsker Dü fits that category as they were considered influential by countless bands though they themselves never really broke past cult status.   Hüsker Dü was originally a Hardcore Punk band who incorporated Pop standards into their sound and meshed the styles to create a Pop Punk hybrid. Although they were eventually signed to a major record label they never did get a lot of backing and their records remained virtually ignored by the masses. Regardless, they were able to get signed to a major label without compromising their style or beliefs and in many ways their sound helped to influence the Alternative Music explosion in the decade that followed. Their chances for induction remain slim as cult bands generally don’t find themselves enshrined in Cleveland.   The Bullet Points:    Previous Rank: 2010: #51 Eligible Since: 2006 Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Minneapolis, MN)   Why They Will Get In: Very few bands can match their influence. Why They Won’t Get In: Hüsker Who? For a band so influential, they are unknown to the bulk of the population. Nominated In: Never Essential Albums: Zen Arcade (1984) New Day Rising (1985) Flip Your Wig (1985) Warehouse: Songs and Stories (1987) Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Turn on the News (From Zen Arcade, 1984) Celebrated Summer (From New Day Rising, 1985) I Apologize (From New Day Rising, 1985) Makes No Sense at All (From Flip Your Wig, 1985) Sorry Some How (From Candy Apple Grey, 1986)   www.thirdav.com/hddb.shtml   {youtube}ogHIUNfu2vY{/youtube} {youtube}salbSLGlePM{/youtube} {youtube}J1sYN0PuRs4{/youtube} {youtube}ZVKRZ7kPcC0{/youtube}         (Tribute Site){acepolls 56}

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