Oh bondage — up yours.

I know that the recently deceased Poly Styrene (stage name of Marianne Joan Elliott-Said) didn’t originally intend this as a feminist anthem, but I think she says all I need and want to say right now.

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5 Responses to Oh bondage — up yours.

  1. Sargasso Sea says:

    Thank you Joy!

    The bad bathtub acid flashback (BBA = 1988) brought on by this song swept me back to to the storage shed punk band jams of my youth. 😐

    Ah, to be young again… (let this serve as a *motherly* warning on the evols of BBA 😛 )

    • joy says:

      Gladja liked it! Now let’s talk about drugs:

      Psychedelics are my favorite, but I’ve never even dropped acid because I was warned that modern quality is quite low. In the LSD market, is there anything but BBA out there anymore?

      I knew a bunch of old hippies (for lack of a better word) up in the hills and hollers of West Virginia, and they lamented the state of acid “these days.” They’d apparently been trying to recreate their familiar Woodstock-era brown acid recipes of yore, with limited success — in other words, they could get in the ballpark, but couldn’t hit a home run.

  2. I love X Ray Spex!

    Sad that Poly & Laura have both passed away, but sad
    too that they both became Krishnas. – Laura escaped and stopped
    being Krishna but Poly didn’t.

    Poly stated in several interviews that her early punk days robbed her of
    her ‘femininity’ also shortly before she died she said she didn;t want
    to be remembered for X Ray Spex and wanted to be remembered for something
    more spiritual……………..

    Makes me sad and mad as XRay Spex were an AWESOME band with
    such great – politicized lyrics – and in the 70’s as well!

    Just some musings from a grumpy old Punk Rocker (45 and still Punk Rock -Doing it since 1979!)

    • joy says:

      Yeah, I was really disappointed when I read about the antifeminist sentiments of the X-Ray Spexxers, but this is another song that I like to let mean what I want it to mean.

      And the lyrics are so perfectly revolutionary-feminist, as well as literally anti-BDSM.

      The punk rock scene is so terribly misogynist. Many PR women like to literally “defeminize” themselves by becoming just like men, and also by starving themselves so that their breasts and periods disappear. I did it for a time, myself. It’s expression of an overt hatred of the female, a wish to erase her completely, from the world and from oneself. And that’s a totally different thing than “loss of femininity”, which I can obviously get behind — but isn’t what most people are talking about at all.

  3. IRS Attorney says:

    Warren: Me heap big Senator! Wantum wampum for poor! Wantum protect papoose! Wantum clean river flow to Water God from Sky! Wantum eagle feathers for me, wantum chicken feathers for you!

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