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henryeudy:

OH BONDAGE! UP YOURS! This/last week’s #AlphaBands entry is X for X-Ray Spex!
Poly Styrene started X-Ray Spex in 1976 after seeing the Sex Pistols do a set of covers in an empty music hall and so was on that first eccentric wave of Punk in the UK. While a lot of bands were dominoes set to tumble by the sneering vocals of Rotten and Company, Poly and X-Ray Spex are, to my ears, one of the few to take the newborn punk milieu and turn it into something more artful than angst. Compare Poly Styrene to her contemporaries at the time like Siouxsie Sioux and Debbie Harry to see just how fascinatingly avant-garde she was in every aspect of her personality. Anyhow, a great band. I especially like how the saxophone on most of the songs sounds like it came free in a box of Trix.     

henryeudy:

OH BONDAGE! UP YOURS! This/last week’s #AlphaBands entry is X for X-Ray Spex!

Poly Styrene started X-Ray Spex in 1976 after seeing the Sex Pistols do a set of covers in an empty music hall and so was on that first eccentric wave of Punk in the UK. While a lot of bands were dominoes set to tumble by the sneering vocals of Rotten and Company, Poly and X-Ray Spex are, to my ears, one of the few to take the newborn punk milieu and turn it into something more artful than angst. Compare Poly Styrene to her contemporaries at the time like Siouxsie Sioux and Debbie Harry to see just how fascinatingly avant-garde she was in every aspect of her personality. Anyhow, a great band. I especially like how the saxophone on most of the songs sounds like it came free in a box of Trix.