One of the most influential bands ever. They are the DIY ethic. Even REM worshipped them, and took most of their ethos from them.
And they rocked so f'n hard.
I interviewed Mike Watt for KLSU when he and firehose were playing at the bayou.
He was playing castro in a movie and he came in the getup of castro. It was pretty cool.
My favorite band of the 80s, I think is severely over-rated is Spacemen 3. Also really big fan of spiritulized in the 90s. Its one of the few bands I have listened to consistently since college, the only other would be my bloody valentine.