X-RAY SPEX DOUBLED UP!

X-RAY SPEX 

GERM FREE ADOLESCENTS 

DELUXE EDITION   

 13TH APRIL 2009 

 

This deluxe  double-CD edition comprises a total of 41 tracks. The first twelve tracks on  Disc One make up the whole of X-Ray Spex’s superb 1978 album,  Germ Free Adolescents. Also included are four single tracks, A  & B sides plus seven BBC Peel Sessions from February and November of  1978.

Disc Two comprises a series of studio demos and rough mixes as well  as two unreleased backing tracks.

 

One of the great English punk  bands of the late 1970s, X-Ray Spex was formed in 1976 by school  friends Marianne Elliot (Poly Styrene) and Susan Whitby  (saxophonist Lora Logic). They exploded onto the punk scene with one of  the era’s great singles, the feminist punk-rallying cry Oh! Bondage Up  Yours! With Logic’s sax stating the melody semi-tunefully and Jak  Airport’s guitar laying down a wash of distorted chords, Styrene’s  vocal, especially on the chorus is a marvel, making this one of punk rock’s  finest moments.

So too was X-Ray Spex’s debut LP, Germfree  Adolescents (although Logic had by this time left the band). The  songs were guitar driven punk pop that combined outrage and aggression with  a sense of alienation and disenfranchisement about rampant commerciality and  an increasingly sterile and artificial world. 

 

 

Tracklisting:

 

Disc  One

 

Art-I-Ficial  (Germ Free   Adolescents)  

Obsessed With You (Germ  Free  Adolescents) 

Warrior In Woolworths  (Germ Free  Adolescents) 

Let’s Submerge (Germ  Free  Adolescents) 

I Can’t Do Anything  (Germ Free  Adolescents) 

Identity (Germ Free   Adolescents)  

Genetic Engineering  (Germ Free  Adolescents) 

I Live Off You (Germ  Free  Adolescents) 

I Am A Poseur (Germ  Free  Adolescents) 

Germ Free Adolescents  (Germ Free  Adolescents) 

Plastic Bag (Germ Free   Adolescents)  

The Day The World  Turned  Dayglo 

Oh! Bondage Up  Yours! 

I Am A  Cliché 

Age  

Highly  Inflammable 

Genetic  Engineering 

Art-I-Ficial 

I Am A  Poseur 

Identity 

Germ Free  Adolescents 

Warrior In  Woolworths 

Age

Disc Two

 

Obsessed With  You 

Let’s  Submerge 

Plastic  Bag 

I Live Off  You 

I Am A  Cliché 

I Can’t Do  Anything 

The Day The World  Turned  Dayglo 

Oh! Bondage Up  Yours! 

Genetic  Engineering 

Art-I-Ficial 

Germ Free  Adolescents 

Age  

Warrior In  Woolworths 

Obsessed With  You 

The Day The World  Turned  Dayglo 

I Can’t Do  Anything 

Warrior In  Woolworths 

Prefabricated   Icon

X-RAY SPEX   

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