The Sex Pistols were all about noise and outrage rather than talent. But they went down in history as one of the most controversial and influential bands of all time.
Siouxsie and the Banshees were formed in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bassist Steven Severin. Siouxsie was initially a Sex Pistols hanger on who took her distinctive appearance from the Punk era. She's later credited with being a pioneer of the Gothic movement and the band gained a deserved reputation for innovative experimentation.
The 1970s were certainly strange and anarchic days in England, although I was too young for them to really register.
If Siouxsie and the Banshees were copycats at least they were talented. They were cited as major influences by Morrissey, U2, Radiohead and The Cure.
The Times cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as "one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era.
Some of the band's most well known tracks include Spellbound, Happy House, Kiss Them for Me and Dear Prudence, a haunting cover of the Beatles song.
The band later broke up in 2004, crippled by Siouxsie's face powder bill. Siouxsie pursued a solo career. The band made some impact in the US with the hit Peek a Boo.