The Negativland thing was more about those guys knowing Casey Kasem's engineer who would share America's Top 40 outtakes with a community of other engineers. Some of those tapes were totally hysterical with a slightly inebriated Casey Kasem cussing about the lame music he was pushing.Oh also the whole spat with Negativland? I'm sure that kind of small potatoes thing was repeated with other obscure acts over the years.
You do know that song came out AFTER U2 recorded their first 2 albums, and played a 15,000 person festival near where Flock of Seagulls was based? I love both bands, but I wouldn’t consider either as ripping off the other.A Space Age Love Song" is basically a blueprint for what U2 would do on their first couple albums.