Press Release - 31 October, 1995
In the recent Arena documentary about the Sex Pistols, Vivienne Westwood
said, [sounding somewhat like the Queen Mother]: "X-Ray Spex ... a very good group".
Poly Styrene, that one with the braces on her teeth, that one who used to
scream the title of a song and go 1-2-3-4 before launching into it, that
one who made The World Turn Day-Glo ramming the Bondage (Up Yours)
- she's back!
Poly was part of the counter culture wanting to create an
alternative to the hip consumer-led lifestyle of the mid-70's; to that
end she formed a band called X-Ray Spex (a name taken from childhood comics
sent from her U.S cousins). In X-Ray Spex she articulated the vision and
aspirations of her generation spawning the punk classics....
The Day The World Turned Day-Glo (29.4.78)
Germ Free Adolescence (4.11.78)
Highly Inflammable (21.4.79)
as well as Genetic Engineering
and Oh! Bondage (Up Yours)
From playing the likes of The Man in the Moon in the King's Road and the
now legendary Roxy, X-Ray Spex toured the UK before gaining a fortnight's
residency at New York's C.B.G.B's. Rolling in with the money was a degree
of disenchantment. And she was gone, just like that.
During the 80's and 90's Poly injected a certain magic into Boy George
's Bow Down Mister and Dream Academy's Love, produced
by Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd. In September 1991 X-Ray Spex played a surprise sell-out gig at Brixton
the first of a trilogy of CD's, is released on 31st October 1995.
It's a brand new studio album from the original X-Ray Spex containing
12 new tracks, all written and produced by Poly Styrene and recorded in
the summer of '95 with original band members Poly, Lora Logic & Paul Dean.
For further information contact Hedge or Del at Receiver Records or email
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