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Poly Styrene interview 1978 (by chatham43)

i cant believe the interviewer asks her about wearing braces and compares her negatively to Linda Ronstadt. OTOH discusses her approach to style and punk being as derivative as any other genre, which was a big part of her appeal re: not being sidetracked by the more insular ‘uniform anti-conformism’ aspects of punk.

— 2 years ago with 6 notes
#Poly Styrene  #riot grrrl  #punk  #artist interview  #fashion  #art  #music 

hassibah:

So I had no idea that somebody uploaded the full bbc doc with Poly Styrene after she died.  To watch later.

ditto, never seen it in full before.

— 2 years ago with 9 notes
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via Poly Styrene, Lost & Found - Page 1 - Music - New York - Village Voice)

It was meant to be a delicious comeback for the transgressive girl whose defiant 1977 single, “Oh Bondage! Up Yours!” fired up Afro-Punk, riot grrrl, and every punk worth their peroxide.
Instead, the return of Poly Styrene became one of pop’s most poignant ironies. Generation Indigo—a bubbly, cuddly, insightful record, her first in seven years—was released on the day her death was announced last week.The loss of 53-year-old Poly Styrene six months after the death of 48-year-old Ari-Up, the dreadlocked singer-songwriter of the Slits, is a reminder: how few were those brave women who shattered all pre-existing models during U.K. punk’s first wave.
This ragtag crew was the first self-determined generation of women musicians, and their influence is incalculable; today, their giddy progeny have stormed the malls with their camouflage, neon fishnets, and combat boots worn with gowns. And while their sounds may resonate differently, today’s alpha women—Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Pink—still ride the whirlwind of independent female energy that shook mid-1970s London.

A nice article, but I didn’t know she’d died. About to cry now.

via Poly Styrene, Lost & Found - Page 1 - Music - New York - Village Voice)

It was meant to be a delicious comeback for the transgressive girl whose defiant 1977 single, “Oh Bondage! Up Yours!” fired up Afro-Punk, riot grrrl, and every punk worth their peroxide.

Instead, the return of Poly Styrene became one of pop’s most poignant ironies. Generation Indigo—a bubbly, cuddly, insightful record, her first in seven years—was released on the day her death was announced last week.

The loss of 53-year-old Poly Styrene six months after the death of 48-year-old Ari-Up, the dreadlocked singer-songwriter of the Slits, is a reminder: how few were those brave women who shattered all pre-existing models during U.K. punk’s first wave.

This ragtag crew was the first self-determined generation of women musicians, and their influence is incalculable; today, their giddy progeny have stormed the malls with their camouflage, neon fishnets, and combat boots worn with gowns. And while their sounds may resonate differently, today’s alpha women—Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Pink—still ride the whirlwind of independent female energy that shook mid-1970s London.

A nice article, but I didn’t know she’d died. About to cry now.

— 2 years ago with 22 notes
#Poly Styrene  #riot grrrl  #punk  #Afro Punk  #awesome  #sad now  #art  #feminist art 

women in punk (via zhoel13)

The ‘Women In Punk’ segment of  Don Lett’s  Punk Attitude documentary.

"Punk rock gave me a platform to put a band together, and do it my way. And that was good for an 18 year old kid, at the time I think it was pretty much unheard of for a girl, at that age, not to just be a groupie in somebody’s band" - Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex.

Also Ari Up, Roberta Bayley, Chrissie Hynde etc…artists from that nascent era of UK/USA punk

— 3 years ago with 69 notes
#crochet!  #documentary  #poly styrene  #punk  #riot grrrl