Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming punk, 14 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Germ Free Adolescents (Audio CD)
Bursting on the scene in 1977, X-Ray Spex were one of the most unusual and colourful bands of the British punk explosion. Like their contemporaries Siouxsie And The Banshees, they had a female lead singer: the eccentric Poly Styrene with her charming dress sense. The original band consisted of Poly, Lora Logic (sax), Jack Stafford (guitar), Paul Dean (bass) and BP Hurding (drums). The Spex were first and foremost a singles band and made the UK charts with the angry anthemic Oh Bondage Up Yours and more pop-like numbers like The Day The World Turned Dayglo and Identity. The title track Germ Free Adolescents is a lovely melodic ballad on which Poly actually sings instead of screeches. This album includes other treasures like Genetic Engineering, Warrior In Woolworths and I'm A Poseur. I found the music more cute than threatening or angst-ridden like some other punk music, and still enjoyable after all these years. For a more comprehensive compilation, I recommend Let's Submerge: The Anthology, as it contains multiple versions of their most memorable songs plus other single releases, like Highly Inflammable, that are not represented here.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer

Peter Uys
(TOP 500 REVIEWER)    (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)   

Location: Sandton

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,088