Riffs

Simon Reynolds has an omnibus post on RIFFS, worth checking out - especially for the live Devo and the "Polish Cream."

Some more examples could be added, all by Chrome, from 1978-82 (on YouTube, of course--the world's jukebox):

Innervacume (that's the spelling on the vinyl release, not "Inner Vacume"; YT commenter describes this as "neu+t.rex or´╗┐ early prince" - all true but had never thought of any of those comparisons before)

Nova Feedback (the RIFF starts about a minute in).

3rd from the Sun

Posted mp3s of all these Chrome songs 6 years ago and out of politeness took them down, ha.

My choice for the Stranglers would be Dagenham Dave.