PURE 80s EPITOME.... e·pit·o·me/i?pit?m?/Noun 1. A person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type: "she is the epitome of elegance and taste". 2. A summary of a written work; an abstract."While students at Blackpool Art College in 1981, Dave, Craig & myself (Mick), quickly discovered our shared interest in music and old English pubs. In no time, our shared student accommodation became a clutter of instruments beneath a nest of wires and recording equipment.