Tuesday, April 26, 2011

R.I.P. Poly Styrene

The iconic lead singer of X-Ray Spex (and perhaps greatest of the "punk names"), Poly Styrene has died from cancer of the spine and breast. I always had a love for X-Ray Spex, one spawned by both Poly Styrene's one-of-a-kind vocals and the fact that they used a sax in a punk band in a non-ironic fashion.





Dammit.

7 comments:

ADD Grognard said...

So this is the first news I read today...no words for it.

But I am noticing a disturbing trend- X'ers aren't making it to 60. We have lost so many from this generation already.

If there is an afterlife maybe her and Joe Strummer are putting something together...if the Ramones don't grab her up first.(Joey, Johnny-No fighting)

Open the door guys, let the lady in.

Zak S said...

that's sad

Roger the GS said...

The great personality of a great band. Very sad news for those of us who grew up with Monster Manual in one hand and The Great Rock'n'roll Swindle in the other.

biopunk said...

This news was a terrible way to start the day.

She was amazing.

Michael Curtis said...

But I am noticing a disturbing trend- X'ers aren't making it to 60. We have lost so many from this generation already.

Ain't that the truth. I try to get out and see whoever from that era is out touring every summer on the simple premise that it could very well be "The Last Chance to See."

Higgipedia said...

But I am noticing a disturbing trend- X'ers aren't making it to 60. We have lost so many from this generation already.

That there are more Beatles left than Ramones is telling.

This is sad news for me, I was always a fan of X-Ray Spex, even if they were considerably before my time (mid-30s here).

The Day the World Turned Day-Glo should be immortalized in some post apocalyptic RPG...

brink. said...

I love it when there is crossover between the blogs i read (mostly old school gaming and old school punk). It makes me feel like slightly less of a weirdo (or at least that there are other weirdos like me out there).

It sucks that it usually happens because we're losing our heroes (for lack of a better word).