Bowie's Diamond Dogs was obviously inspired from Orwell's 1984. Patrick Wolf seems to imagine himself as the thin white duke cast into Queen Elizabeth I (where's the apostrophe 's' go here?) court. BSP's The Decline throws out vague references to literary classics I luckily avoided in college. Ian McCulloch claims some weird kraut painter has influenced his lyrics. You will share other examples - real and imagined! - or be held by the DiS Gestapo for further interrogation...jah!
Interesting and Semi-interesting Examples of Musical Inspirations From 'Outside' Sources!