What can I say? I grew up in the Chippewa Valley in Eau Claire. It's the land where the lakes are made of beer, the cows fart cheese curds and everyone and their brother own firearms. There are many great bands that came outta this very drunk land of farms and forests.
The first punk/hardcore bands (outside of Napalm Death tapes my cousin gave me) I became accustomed to bands from Chippewa Falls and Menominee.
Legion of Doom's A Planet On Its Knees 7", from Medford WI, was the first record I ever bought. I picked it up after seeing them on a flier from a show I missed due to being a Track runner at the time. The second band I got into was Asinine Solution. Their third EP, Cause Effect I bought at the same time as LOD. Another record I picked up was Defacto Oppression's 7", We're Digging Our Own Graves..., but their CD, Screen Symphony Suicide, is their best work.
There are a shit ton more but I wanted to rant about the bands that helped rope me into punk in the first place.