X Ray Spex were inspired by the first generation punk bands and this song is of punk but not punk. Poly Styrene bought into punk as ‘be yourself’ not ‘buy a uniform’. By adding that most dreaded instrument, the saxophone, they set themselves apart from the three chord tricksters and second generation herders. This song is a blast and actually sounds like the world turning dayglo.

The Day The World Turned Dayglo

4 Responses

  1. A great song and a sad loss Adam

  2. She's very shouty

  3. The original Riot Grrl!!

  4. The lyrics are brilliant Pop-Art poetry too.

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