While at a loose end earlier today I was having a gander round the links on my Delicious pages. Among them is this guide to acts who cropped up around the early 1980s post-industrial diaspora, a time when music had potential to be spontaneous and heterogenous and rather less inclined to go fishing for Brit awards.
"The bands... provide useful pointers both to those who had inspired the industrial scene, and to its future developments (e.g. extreme noise, electronic body music etc). It's also one of several breeding grounds that mushroomed into the underground cassette networks of the middle and late eighties. Many of these bands are forgotten now, some admittedly with justification. Others, however, are neglected gems."