Personalities | X-Ray Spex | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1977–79)

This British punk act featured Poly Styrene (Marion Elliott, vocals), Jak Airport (Jack Stafford, guitar), Paul Dean (bass), Paul ‘B. P.’ Hurding (drums) and Lora Logic (Susan Whitby, saxophone). Poly’s strident voice and pithy songs about consumer culture gave them minor UK hits with ‘The Day The World Turned Day-Glo’, ‘Identity’ and ‘Germ Free Adolescents’. After one album, 1978’s Germ Free Adolescents, X-Ray Spex split up and Poly Styrene joined the Hare Krishna movement.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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