The Darling Buds top 10 favourite albums : number 10 : X-Ray Spex “Germfree Adolescents”

The great forgotten punk album and probably the one which resonates more today than many of the others from the time. They beautifully pulled off the trick of appearing superficial and dumb whilst being hugely intelligent and original, amongst the flood of newly formed and samey groups. They even used a saxophone in a way never heard before to brilliant effect. Polly Styrene delivers an incredible vocal to her lyrics of plastic disposable culture and the environment now seem unbelievably prescient.


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