Bank holiday weekends are usually relatively quiet ones on the blog, so we try not to get too theoretical and wordy, as Damo and Ivor (previous post) will attest.
So perhaps it's a good time to celebrate original punk band X-Ray Spex, featuring the unique vocal talents of Poly Styrene. Poly was a true punk and founder of her pioneering band, who were unusual in terms of their genre in having a prominent saxophone sound.
Sadly, Poly died of cancer last Tuesday, aged 53. I was in my early teens when she was in her pomp, but when I heard my first X-Ray Spex record (The Day the World Turned Day-glo / I am a Poseur) I knew I hadn't heard anything quite like it before.
I'm going to have to make some kind of tenuous Irish connection in order to put this one up on Gombeen Nation. So, erm.........
Let's have a song called Identity - a subject close to the Irish heart and something that led us to see many a crisis in our history.
Well, I did say it was tenuous.
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