"...reveals no singing ability, a rudimentary handling of musical instruments and rather poor reggae-influenced songwriting. Yet this do-it-yourself incompetence is precisely the point, claim the group's admirers. Obviously, then, for hard-core Anglophilic ass kissers only." - Most people won't get this one: here's a hint, the record's cover has gratuitous nudity.
The RYM commentary for that second one, by the way, reveals that Lester Bangs (who didn't write that comment) was fired from RS in 1973 for writing a mocking review of CANNED HEAT. Really?!?
Here's another sick bit of news related by the good folks at RYM:
Siouxsie Sioux was among the gaggle of kids (which also included Steve Severin and Billy Idol) from the London suburb of Bromley that started following the Sex Pistols around in 1976. Dubbed "the Bromley Contingent" by journalist Caroline Coon, these were the humble beginnings of the London punk scene. Like the rest of her cohorts, Siouxsie, with her cat-eye makeup, spiky hair and swastika armband, was initially regarded as a tastemaker, and little else.
In other words, Debbie Geller's 1983 record guide entry provides quite an apt description of Siouxsie Sioux - in 1976.
By the end of that year, her status was such that she was asked to appear alongside the Pistols for their infamous December 2, 1976 interview on London's evening television program Today, hosted by Bill Grundy. "I really wanted to meet you," 19-year-old Siouxsie sarcastically told the host during the broadcast. Grundy, 53, suggested, on the air, that she join him in a hotel after the show, prompting guitarist Steve Jones to sneer in disgust that the host was "a dirty sod," "dirty old man" and "a ####ing rotter."