But he finished off with the snide jibe: "the Grateful Dead or the Bay City Rollers?".
The name apparently came from Bay City, known for its rolling waves, or Bay City Rollers. And indeed, the wave of pop history rolled on leaving the boys high and dry.
The last word must of course go to Godin. He summed up the aching pointlessness of getting picked for a ride in the locomotive of someone else's gravy train:
Seth Godin May 1