It is really time for you to get into The Waterboys.
When you think of the dozen or so most important and greatest bands to come out of the UK right after punk broke, The Waterboys should be mentioned among the likes of U2, Elvis Costello, The Pogues, New Order, and whoever else you want to throw in there. And to those that know better, the band started by Mike Scott are one of those bands. Sadly, those in the know are a minority, and The Waterboys can easily be described as a cult band here in the US.
When one usually talks about The Waterboys, the first thing they say when discussing the band normally described as "literate" is the blend of Celtic folk music with rock and roll, done better than the hundreds of imitators that poped up in their wake. With the release of "An Appointment with Mr. Yeats," music set to the words of Ireland’s famous lyric poet, that tag won't be going away anytime soon. And hopefully it draws in an even bigger audience for one of the best and most under-appreciated bands of the last three decades.