X Ray Spex : Identity
On June 13, 1978 X Ray Spex released their new single, the future U.K. #24 hit "Identity". The lyrics reveal singer/songwriter Poly Styrene's struggles with her new found fame as a feminist punk hero as well as her distrust of consumerism. Having punk audiences spit at her probably didn't help matters. During rehearsals for a UK tour, she collapsed. The tour went on but by 1979, Poly Styrene had had enough, ending one of punk rock's most colorful bands.