Formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1979, The Replacements were an underground punk band that evolved into a defining architect of the future of alternative rock. The core of the band consisted of brothers Bob (guitar) and Tommy (bass) Stinson, who eventually recruited drummer Chris Mars and vocalist Paul Westerberg. Inspired by British punk rock groups such as The Clash and The Buzzcocks, the band's early output came in the form of loud, frenzied punk that reflected the members' youth. Soon, however, The Replacements began to adopt a much wider sonic and stylistic palette, cleaning up their recordings and pulling from folk, classic rock and even pop, all without losing its raw passion and hardcore influences. The band's live performances throughout the 1980s would become something of legend, as band members would often get belligerently drunk, thrash around and squabble with one another. The off-the-cuff style resonated with fans who were sick of the polished excess found in much of the mainstream, and soon The Replacements found itself signed to the Warner Bros. subsidiary, Sire Records. A series of disagreements and internal strife pared the group down to three for its final trio of recordings, and in 1991, it officially called it quits. The group announced a reunion of sorts in 2013.