1988: Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, GLOBE OF FROGS

“Come and have a look at this, Chandlowe,” said the entomologist to the art detective. Chandlowe shuffled over to the library table and the circle of light from the one lightbulb that still worked on the fourth floor. Behind him, in the dimness, library patrons…

1980: Siouxsie and the Banshees, KALEIDOSCOPE

I was astonished the first time someone told me they liked Siouxsie and the Banshees better than the Cure. It had never occurred to me to question that the Cure were the more important band — the more serious, the more heartfelt, the more majestic….