"The necessity of adopting a pose appealed to our provocative nature. Like Elvis Costello and Blondie, none of us were really punk. It was an opportunity. Who cares what they called us? This was our chance to get in through the door."
"Our managers were a very canny couple of guys and they swung us a residency. It was on a really quiet day of the week, a Tuesday or a Wednesday, when nobody ever went out to the pub. The first time we played, we set up and there was nobody there."