Oh Cancer, Up Yours
April 26, 2011 2:02 AM Subscribe
"I said that I wasn't a sex symbol and that if anybody tried to make me one I'd shave my head tomorrow".
posted by louche mustachio (100 comments total)
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The rumors have been swirling all day, but sadly appear to be confirmed - Marianne Joan Elliot-Said
aka punk legend Poly Styrene has passed away
after battling breast cancer. Her new album , Generation Indigo
is scheduled to be released today.
In 1976, she recorded the single Silly Billy
and What a Way
under the name Mari Elliot.
Inspired by The Sex Pistols, she then turned her powerful voice to punk, not only battling the conventions of normal society, but subverting the orthodoxies of punk itself.
Germ Free Adolescents
I Am A Poseur
World Turned Day-Glo
I Live Off You
Warrior in Woolworth's
And of course, Oh Bondage, Up Yours
(posted at the top, but let's hear it again, since its awesomeness is readily apparent even to the newest
The Punk Years