X is for X Ray Spex

x_ray_spexX is for X Ray Spex…

X Ray Spex was an english punk band that formed in 1976.  Fronted by Poly Strene, the Spex were part of the first wave of british punks, and what stood them out (aside from Poly herself) was the fact that they had a saxophone as a prominent instrument.  I don’t know as much about the Spex as some of my previous posts, but listening to them it’s easy to see how they solidified their place in music history.  Loud and fast, i need more of this in my life.  Their first single “Oh Bondage, Up Yours” is so effing good, i can’t believe i missed this growing up.  Well there’s no time like the present, so if you need me, i’ll be the one with the stereo cranked at 11…


Made for the alphabands tumblr site…

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