Right. They were one of those hundreds of loud rock bands with 4 or 5 guys with very long hair, which I routinely ignored while on the prowl for songwriters with great lyrical gifts...and I found a few of them. Guitar heroes don't generally impress me that much unless they've got something memorable to say.
Except for Nigel Tufnel, of course...Nigel ROCKS!!! He's got very little to say, but he ROCKS. Mark Knopfler's not half bad, and he even DOES have something to say. Bargain!