If Dire Straits were a NYC post-punk band with a late 80's Iggy Pop on vocals they would be The Virgins.
"Strike Gently," The Virgins second release is a few weeks old. I had been loving it until I became totally immersed in all things Bowie and Rundgren. I went back and it still sounds great. I imagine not everyone will be knocked out by Donald Cumming's lead vocal attack, which is not really an attack so much as a feeble swat. But damn, every one of these songs has something that hooked me in.