they were pretty cool in my book. deb was a stone junkie puking in cbgb's toilets and rolling around on the stage in a mini skirt with no undies. they were originally much more hardcore than their later image would lead you to believe.
i'll never forget deb on the muppet show singing a duet with kermit. she was so stoned that she could barely function.
the motels were essentially a production guy making a record using his girlfriend on vocals. when it became a surprise hit, he had to put together a band and tour it. notice this photo has no faces? there was no band.