Poly Styrene

Sad news as we have learned of Poly Styrene’s death from cancer.

Best known for her seminal work with X-Ray Spex and her female power anthem “Oh Bondage Up Yours!”, we featured her new Christmas song in December.

She had just released her solo album Generation Indigo in late March.

X-Ray Spex released one album in 1978 and then broke up. Germ Free Adolescents is a punk classic and Poly will forever continue to inspire.

“Thrash City” is from her latest solo album. And we’ve included “Oh Bondage Up Yours!” from 1977.

“Thrash City” by Poly Styrene

Oh Bondage Up Yours! by X-Ray Spex