I've just discovered the coolest band of all time: Earth Dies Burning (early 80s US synth punk, with bassoon)
I can't believe I didn't know about them sooner. Formed in 1981 they are/were a bunch of Californian kids aged between 10 and 14.
Just look at this video! Everything about this video! The presenter is a fucking BOSS, and the band just kill it. The way they just walk off at the end of the song, leaving the sample playing over and over, the intensity of the singer, the kid that looks like Screech from Saved by the Bell on keyboards at the back, the interview afterwards ("ask me what the meaning of life is?" "what's the meaning of life?" "what kind of question is that?!"). Just, everything.
To be that fucking cool and that fucking punk at such a young age is incredible.
You can read more about them here: http://capturedtracks.com/reissues/earth-dies-burning/
I always thought that Suicide were the coolest band of all time, but these kids might just have overtaken them.