Monday, March 12, 2018

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X Ray Spex : The Day the Earth Turned Day-Glo

"I try to make people fink." 
-Poly Styrene

In March of 1978, X Ray Spex released their second single, the U.K. #23 "The Day The Earth Turned Day-Glo". Six months after "Oh Bondage Up Yours", Poly Styrene is again belting out a song about commercialism run amuck.

I clambered over mounds and mounds
 Of polystyrene foam
 And fell into a swimming pool
 Filled with fairy snow 

Little did she know day-glo fashions were on their way back. By the mid 80's grown men were wearing Izod shirts and cargo pants the color of neon vomit.

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