Preston also got on well with Pete Burns, controversial punk rocker who achieved fame in the eighties with his new wave band Dead Or Alive.
Bring on the Dancing Horses was one of the biggest singles for Echo & the Bunnymen, a new wave band from Liverpool.
Eventually, relatively unknown Scottish New Wave band Simple Minds agreed to record it, but only after their label insisted it would be a good opportunity.
They were rather the New Wave band for those in the know.
Their underground status doesn't stop people from claiming they might have just been the best New Wave band there ever was.