The Soft Boys : Wading Through a Ventilator
On November 27, 1976 Robyn Hitchcock introduced his band, The Soft Boys", on a stage in Cambridge.
His explanation for the new name: "I'd had this concept of this thing called the Soft Boys, like a William Burroughs amalgam. Soft Machine and the Wild Boys. The implications were kind of homo-erotic and seedy, kind of crawling, bloodless, colorless things that crawled around like filleted human jellyfish around the corridors of power. Soft Boys controlled things but they had no spine. Basically insidious people and basically that's what we were."