A few days ago the music world lost Poly Styrene, best known for her work with X-Ray Spex, one of the very best bands to come out of the initial wave of U.K. punk. Not a lot of bands sounded like the Spex, and Poly's opera-singer-punk wail remains a major contribution to the genre. Seriously, why weren't there more saxophones in punk music? You can (and probably did) read more eloquent pieces on her life and music elsewhere on the web, but grab these Peel Sessions and scream along, why don't you.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Been away from this space for a while, and am about to leave the country. When I get settled in posts shall continue. Til then, enjoy some pitch-perfect Russian punk from the end of the Cold War: