What's All This Then

Why should I care what this guy has to say?

The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

RIP Series - Poly Styrene

Since I just started this here blog recently, I'm going to periodically do some posts in tribute to some musical greats (and not so greats) who have departed in the last year or so.   I'll catch up at some point and be more timely.  Until then, I've unfortunately got a lot of catching up to do.  

I'm avoiding the well researched career tributes and appreciations.  I'll leave that to the paid professional scribes.  I'm sticking to my basic subject matter and blogging about the records.



X-Ray Spex - The Day the World Turned Day-Glo  b/w Iama Poseur



X-Ray Spex came about shortly after the first wave of punk hit the UK.  A few things set them apart.  Most notably the vocal style of their singer, Poly Styrene.  In addition to the vocal sound, they also sported a sax.  Not a common thing in punk music then. 




My niece used to venture into my room as a toddler and want to hear this record over and over when she visited.  She's now in her 30's and has no memory of her love for this record.

X-Ray Spex didn't put out all that many records. Just one album and a few singles.  Not sure they were ever released in the USA.   The singles and album I have are UK issues.  Pressed on some pretty colored vinyl as well.










Poly Styrene left the punk scene to become a Hari Krishna.  Can't get more punk than that.

Poly's passing warranted nary a mention in the mainstream press.  Not that she'd care.   

Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard, but I think OH BONDAGE UP YOURS!