Poly Styrene R.I.P.

April 27, 2011 at 1:07 am (Uncategorized)

She had a voice that could clean drains. and a fashion sense that could only be described as unique.

Poly Styrene passed away April 25, 2011 from breast cancer at the age of 53.

Likely the first X-ray Spex song I heard was “The Day the World Turned Day-Glo.” It’s not something you forget easily. Breakneck speed, slashing guitars, a wailing saxophone, and Polly. That voice. Just amazing.

X-ray Spex only had one proper album, Germ Free Adolescents and it’s available with various track listings. If you don’t have it, it’s well worth tracking down. I know what I shall be listening to for the next few days.

Really and truly, a loss.

Enjoy, one of Polly’s greatest moments Oh Bondage Up Yours!

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1 Comment

  1. david a fettes said,

    very good and moveing poetry

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