In 1978, both were residents of the Valkenberg Mental Institution.
Their first single, "I Am The Actor Listen / Makin' Out With Granny" was released by Warner Bros. the following year, with a string of albums and singles ("Highway Blues" (1979), "If I Was James Dean" (1980), "Neutron Bop" (1980), "Let's Paint The House Pink" (1986) to follow until their latest (released) and most famous album: "Johnny Calls The Chemist" from 1986.
Then A&R man for WEA, Benjy Mudie describes them as "special". "To me the Mirror were, like the Asylum Kids, pioneers... trailblazers in a country at war with itself, they were, I suppose, our Pink Floyd complete with a Syd Barrett genius type and a guitarist that, in any other country would have been up there with Knopfler, Clapton, Beck, etc." in 1999.