John Hurst was from Blackpool and worked alongside Section 25.(one of the pre acid TB303 heavy records was "Looking from a Hilltop)
We called him "Gadget" as he had a lot of studio gear in the flat he shared with Phil Kirby (drummer with Biting Tongues).
Things like "powertran" digital delays,space echo ,Korg Guitar synth.And all the Roland gear like an 808 a 303 and a 101.
Gadget had some involvement in a track for this album in 1984.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tIewmmxT7o&feature=related
He worked along side Martin Hannet as his assistant engineer, and was for a time our live sound engineer where he used digital effects such as the Harmoniser
and digital delays to give BT a heavy processed sound. John would sometimes set up his Roland gear as the support act called "Yak Boy"
All Im saying is we were pretty familiar with Roland gear from about 1984 .
check out Lost Electro 2 and Four Millions here.http://www.bitingtongues.com/sounds.html
Decoding Society-Decode Your Self (album) on Island http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7-6jo8mzdg&feature=related