Poly Poly, RIP

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Poly Styrene was the stage name of Marianne Joan Elliott-Said (July 3, 1957 – April 25, 2011), a British musician, song-writer and singer, most notably in the pioneering punk rock band X-Ray Spex.

Strong and quick witted, sad to see her go.

Girl Talk knew what he was doing when he sampled her "Oh Bondage Up Yours" at 2:29 in his "Too Deep" song, part of the great Night Ripper album that taught me a thing or two about mashing songs and how it could work.

Girl Talk - Too Deep

X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours

Her song, considered feminist in nature but it still speaks to everyone to never accept the constraints society puts on us, and to never give up. The song with its rock, loud-vocals screaming for justice, and sweet sweet saxophone know how to send a signal. 

Poly, let us all remember not to sip on that hater-ade.

Rest in Peace.

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