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Poly Styrene, R.I.P.

Poly Styrene, the great and influential lead singer of X-Ray Spex, died yesterday at the age of 53.

This brief excerpt from the documentary “The Punk Years” reminds us why she was important, as a feminist pioneer for punks, and as someone predicting the forthcoming clash between consumerism and conservation.

And this shows her fronting her flat-out great band on a great song. I’m sad knowing she’s gone, but I’m glad we have this.

One Response to “Poly Styrene, R.I.P.”

  1. Paul Says:

    The Reliant car episode is on BBC America tonight. The car is just as bad as you would think.

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