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Steophan
04-26-2011, 09:18 AM
Just saw this (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13193968).

Not much to say, apart from that I thought some people might like to know this, and that I am sad.

ETA I am also stupid, and can't spell Poly Styrene :(

Galanthus
04-26-2011, 09:30 AM
Bah, that is sad.

Time to get onto iTunes and buy :- Oh Bondage Up Yours!

Snowboarder Bo
04-26-2011, 09:37 AM
Here's a live performance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogypBUCb7DA) of Oh Bondage, Up Yours!. The opening "Some people say" is missing, butother than that it's a great video.

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
04-26-2011, 09:46 AM
Sorry to hear this.

woodstockbirdybird
04-26-2011, 10:45 AM
Damn! Literally just bought her new album before reading this.

filling_pages
04-26-2011, 12:49 PM
I heard this when I got into work this morning, and it's hitting me harder than I would have thought. Punk would have sounded and looked very different without Poly and the rest of the X-Ray Spex.

Larry Borgia
04-26-2011, 12:51 PM
Dang.

I feel old.

Súil Dubh
04-26-2011, 04:06 PM
Sad news indeed. 53 is too young.

This has been a bad month for iconic British females. Dr. Who's Elizabeth Sladen also passed away from cancer.

:(

pulykamell
04-26-2011, 04:40 PM
:( One of my favorites.

Johnny L.A.
04-26-2011, 04:44 PM
Wow. They had a profile of her on NPR yesterday. I didn't realise she had died.


ETA: Oh, Bondage! Up Yours! is on my iTunes, and pops up with some frequency on my iPod.





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Johnny L.A.
04-26-2011, 04:55 PM
Dang.

I feel old.

I felt old when Lux Interior (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lux_Interior) died. I didn't know he was so old.

Cat Fight
04-26-2011, 05:24 PM
So sad.

Anticounterrevolutionary
04-26-2011, 06:04 PM
She was indeed too young and will be missed.

Her phobia is infection
She needs one to survive
It's her built-in protection
Without fear she'd give up and die

Excuse me, I think I have something in my eye.

Leiko
04-26-2011, 07:18 PM
Wow. They had a profile of her on NPR yesterday. I didn't realise she had died.


ETA: Oh, Bondage! Up Yours! is on my iTunes, and pops up with some frequency on my iPod.

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From what I can gather, she'd probably died by the time you heard the profile but it hadn't been announced. It was weird- the NPR segment ended with a something like "her North American tour is sadly delayed due to her treatment for breast cancer," and then I woke up this morning hearing a death notice for her on NPR.

Johnny L.A.
04-26-2011, 11:36 PM
Right, I remember them saying that.

They had an addendum tonight, where they announced her death.

An Arky
04-27-2011, 08:59 AM
Germ Free Adolescents was such a seminal punk album. R.I.P., Poly. :(

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