So yeah, some nifty crap did drop 1980-82 (Gang of Four debut, etc), of course, but my generalizations remain true, dammit, for generalization; and those examples that we think of are those still sung in critical psalms to this day. Frankly, I'm old enough to be getting bored of those records. Know how some records grow on you? Someday I'll blog about those that grow off. You know the ones I mean (the recent Cat Power comes to mind ....)
Back to The Sound. I dug up my reissue of their Jeopardy album, in my opinion a little better than From the Lion's Mouth, and virtually absent from stores until reissued by Renascent in 2001.