Poly Styrene

X-Ray Spex frontperson Poly Styrene would have been 60 years old today.

Germfree Adolescents. That was the one I loved: sweet, melodic, sardonic, wry. She was weird, sure of herself, unsure of herself. She was post-punk during punk. She was a hippy. Sort of. She was like a de-Gothed Siouxsie. Wild and sweet.  I didn’t fancy her. Not really. She couldn’t care less anyway. I just watched Oh Bondage Up Yours. It’s bloody good. Happy birthday Poly x

Comments are closed.