24 August 2010

X is for X-Ray Spex

"See the germ free adolescents
Cleanliness is their obsession
Clean their teeth ten times a day
Scrub away scrub away scrub away
The SR way...."


'Germ Free Adolescents' was the title track from the debut album of punk band X-Ray Spex. Lead singer Poly Styrene (Marianne Elliot-Said) grew up in Bromley, Kent, however she had a voice "powerful enough to drill holes through sheet metal". Billboard magazine described her as the "archetype for the modern-day feminist punk".

1 comment:

Colin Machan said...

Poly Styrene died on Monday 25th April, after a battle with cancer. She was 53.