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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

RIP Poly Styrene

Joe Strummer, Malcolm McLaren, and now Poly Styrene.  I always hate to see any of the people from the '77 era Punk movement die.  I never liked Malcolm Mclaren, and believe that between him and Sid Vicious, they ruined the best Punk band there ever was or ever will be- The Sex Pistols.  But, I do have to give him credit for being very influential in the early Punk scene.  Yesterday, Poly Styrene succumbed to breast cancer at the age of 53.  Like many early Punk bands, X-Ray Spex weren't around for very long, but they are one of those bands that always comes to mind when talking about the early Punk scene.  Songs like 'The Day The World Turned Dayglo', 'Identity', 'Obsessed With You', 'Genetic Engineering', and of course 'Oh Bondage Up Yours' are classic Punk Rock.  You will be missed, Poly Styrene.

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