The music press once described them as "Britain's best kept secret". Radio One dubbed them "The biggest cult band in Europe". Not because they were, but because the main radio station in the UK assumed they must be! Record companies feared them; Glastonbury banned them. The band was even investigated by MI5. Everybody in the UK has heard of The Enid; and the amount of misinformation which surrounds them is staggering. They've been called "fascists" (by people who had been told of, but obviously had never actually experienced at first hand, their sacrilegious on-stage renditions of "Land of Hope and Glory"), "leftists" (because of Robert John Godfrey's vociferous insistence that all people are interdependent whether they know it or not and that individuality is has no fundamental meaning), and "anarchists" (some truth in that). Many people assumed that they were some sort of insane punk band. That assumption could scarcely have been further from the mark. In fact, they were probably the most enigmatic and intellectually challenging of any band to have emerged in the UK.