Mittwoch, 6. November 2019

X-Ray Spex - Identity (Single, 1978)

One of the great English punk bands of the late '70s, there is only one thing wrong with the careers of X-Ray Spex and lead singer Poly Styrene -- they didn't record enough music. 

Formed in 1976 by school friends Marion Elliot (Styrene) and Susan Whitby (saxophonist Lora Logic), X-Ray Spex exploded onto the punk scene with one of the era's great singles, the feminist punk rallying cry "Oh Bondage, Up Yours." With Logic's sax stating the melody semi-tunefully and Jak Airport's guitar laying down a wash of distorted chords, Styrene's vocal, especially on the chorus, is a marvel. Along with the early Sex Pistols and Clash singles, this was one of punk rock's great moments.

Poly Styrene died in her sleep on April 25, 2011 after a battle with breast cancer; she was 53 years old.

"Identity" was their 1978 single.

A Identity2:23
B Let's Submerge3:24

X-Ray Spex - Identity (Single, 1978)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

4 Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thank you so much for this! X-Ray Spex were a large part of my late teen/early 20 years. Associate them with some wonderful memories.

zero hat gesagt…

Sounds like a very interesting time! Thanks for your feedback & all the best!

Paolo Meccano hat gesagt…

Thanks for sharing.

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

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