"Who did I listen to? Who did I love? I was very fortunate in being 16 when punk happened. I am going to say that if you’re going to be any age when English punk happened, 16 was the right age and it was exactly the right time for it. Before that, I was a David Bowie kid. I discovered Bowie when I was about 12 and Lou Reed very shortly after. It all really came to life with me with punk though. That was the Adverts, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Jam, the Stranglers. It was a wonderful period to have music when everything was stripped back to its three-chord basis for a little while."
Neil Gaiman, interview on 92Y Blog, 5 January 2006