The Sound's inability to break through to the type of '80s post-punk prominence reserved for the likes of Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen, the two
bands the Sound fell in between sound-wise, isn't all that easy to explain away. Any deep-minded attempt to do so leaves one with a sort of abject sourness
that can only be directed for, well, the human race. Their songs had hooks and emotional impact without bombast, with lyrics that often confronted the
problems of young adulthood without simply moping and falling into escapist chutes. They were able to cultivate large followings in Germany and Holland, but
aside from those countries and a couple other European territories, indifference and history has made them all but invisible.