This is a punk music video of X-Ray Spex – Identity, Live 1978.
A X-Ray Spex 1977 punk rock video is here.
It is of the song Oh Bondage, Up Yours! Its lyrics are here.
Discussion of Clash vs. X-Ray-Spex, with interview and live music video of ‘Artificial’ and ‘Oh Bondage, Up Yours!’: here.
Music and politics, from punk to now: here.
Back in 1979 I listened to this song over and over. I still like it and I still listen to the X Ray Spex. Polly Styrene was also an early supporter of Rock against Racism.
Thanks, Jon! The X-Ray Spex site is here. I once interviewed Poly Styrene as we were both washing dishes. I never saw them in concert, as they were supposed to come a few times, but it was always postponed (they were already in a disbanding process). I did see a gig by Essential Logic, of their saxophone player Laura Logic, though.
Oh! I’m a big fan of Essential Logic.
Are they still playing? I saw them in Kasee in Rotterdam then.
I think that Essential Logic is Laura Logic and whoever she choses to play with. So, I suppose Essential Logic is around as long as Laura Logic is around. I don’t know if she’s been playing in public though. A few years ago there was a very complete compilation of her music that came out in the US. Don’t know if it’s available elsewhere.
Hi Jon, Essential Logic started again in 2001, according to Wikipedia.
See also here.
Pingback: Women and rock music | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: British young women’s history | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: British women punk rockers in concert | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: British Rock against Racism and photography | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Black Cat Blue Sea Award, thanks Cosmic Explorer! | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Women’s rock music in London | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: The Clash’s first album, forty years ago | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Ramones, Ramonas, female tribute bands | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Siouxsie and the Banshees, a Goth band? | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Rock Against Racism on film | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Punk Rock Women´s Day today | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Poly Styrene film in Britain and Ireland | Dear Kitty. Some blog