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

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Poly Styrene, X-Ray Spex, warrior in Woolworth, germ free adolescent, R.I.P.

3rd of July 1953- 25th of April 2011.

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