Some observations – I have a sneaking suspicion that T.S.O.L’s whole spooky-washy punk/goth sound might be lifted straight out of Siouxie and the Banshees’ Into the Light. Sort of the way that Eno’s Third Uncle seems to beget all of Bauhaus. That first Fear record is really something – it’s got New York Dolls moments and Deep Purple moments, sections that sound like Robert Fripp and Greg Lake singing hardcore and during a song called Foreign Policy there’s a section that sounds like a punk version of Loverboy. Oh, and the first two songs on After the Snow by Modern English top Melt with You. Which remains melty.
Siouxie and the Banshees: Into the Light
Eno: Third Uncle
Fear: I Don’t Care About You [download]
Fear: Foreign Policy [download]
Modern English: Someone’s Calling [download]
Modern English: Life in the Gladhouse [download]