David Knight - 26th Apr 2011

Poly Styrene - who tragically passed away last night - was, is and always will be an icon of punk rock. She dared to be utterly individual - which was rare then, and even rarer now. And the songs from the one and only X Ray Spex album Germ Free Adolescents still sound amazing.

An Old Grey Whistle Test performance of Warrior In Woolworths...
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=L2NYrIUG518&feature=related

A Top Of The Pops performance (wrong ratio, but otherwise recent transmission) of the imperishable Germ Free Adolescents...
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=DGROSJbCPV8

And this is a track-by-track interview that Poly did with with John Robb about her album Generation Indigo, which was only released a few weeks ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=UGfhPSFfyuY

RIP Poly, you legend!

David Knight - 26th Apr 2011

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