When the history of music is written, there will be the bands who are remembered, then there will be the bands who laid the foundation for those bands. Most of them will be forgotten. I always found the X-Ray Spex to be one of the latter. This band that pushed boundaries and made it okay for other girl rock bands to follow in their chaotic footsteps, but never had an audience strong enough to give them the mainstream recognition they deserved. Now with the loss of lead singer, Poly Styrene, this week, the survival of the band will be laid at the footsteps of the bands who followed them.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By The X-Ray Spex:
1. Oh Bondage Up Yours! (7-inch single)
2. The Day The World Turned Day-Glo (Germ Free Adolescents)
3. I Can’t Do Anything (Germ Free Adolescents)
4. Identity (Germ Free Adolescents)
5. I Am A Cliche (7-inch single)
6. I Live Off You (Germ Free Adolescents)
7. Junk Food Junkie (Conscious Consumer)
8. Sophia (Conscious Consumer)
9. Obsessed With You (Germ Free Adolescents)
10. Prayer For Peace (Conscious Consumer)
11. Art-I-Ficial (Germ Free Adolescents)
Buy Poly Styrene’s new album, Generation Indigo now.