Funny -- as many times as you're mentioned the Era of Bad British Music, I kept waiting for you to cite Gaye Bikers On Acid and Zodiac Mindwarp. And alas. Those two acts were aggressively promoted in the Stateside indie music press, but I don't think much of anyone took the bait.
Good grief.Boys Wonder were Oasis before their time, weren't they? Shining, the Beatles and the Pistols, "buy this band"... and the eyebrows.