Tuesday, April 26, 2011

poly styrene

Poly Styrene died yesterday from the breast cancer she had been fighting. This lady was a true awesome -- frontwoman of X-Ray Spex, one of late seventies punk's most unique and powerful voices, and a style icon to boot (braces!!! Neon!!!!!!!).
I've recently been revisiting this album, too. It's just been feeling timely. I feel sad that this happened. So let's watch the world turn Day-Glo.

I remember the first time I heard this track. It was off the Punk You! compilation (I know, it's a little funny). I was like 14 or 15. It blew my mind because it was so loud and great coming out of my boombox. I couldn't yell that loud anywhere, ever. I had an electric guitar but whenever I plugged it in someone told me to turn it down. (SUCKS TO YOU GUYS NOW, ha ha.)


Atlanta Roofing said...

I have to admit- her life passed without me knowing a thing about her. But this was a beautiful tribute and if she was a part of you’re growing up, then I love her. My favorite part was this quote: "We can confirm that the beautiful Poly Styrene, who has been a true fighter, won her battle on Monday evening to go to higher places." Isn't that perfect?

niina said...

She's been inspiring to so many people, I wasn't at all surprised by the outpouring of support and tribute. And you should look into the music, if you like punk at all. It's quite fun and brilliant.