The Winkies : Put Out the Light
For a brief moment the Winkies were the shit. That was the moment they were the backing band for Brian Eno's "Seven Deadly Finns" single as well as his short lived five gig tour--the one that ended with Eno in a hospital, recovering from a collapsed lung. Eno contributed to the first Winkies album sessions, but those never made it to an album. Instead we have this debut produced by the erratic Guy Stevens ( Mott The Hoople, Free, some of The Clash's London Calling). Still, there are moments that shine with what Eno called "idiot energy", a pre-punk, petulant, New York Dolls-like shimmer.