The return of Poly Styrene


Six months after we saw the very welcome return to the music business of the Slits’ Viv Albertine, former X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene has announced that she too is to return.

I do enjoy Christmas despite my bah-humbugisms a lot of the time, and no doubt, will be posting more than a few Christmas mp3s when the time gets nearer. But as Ms. Styrene poins out, it can get a bit much at times.

This is her ace come back track, which will be released as a free single next month, entitled ‘Black Christmas.’ Featuring the sooon to be immortal line ‘A child is born on Christmas Day/But they crucified him anyway.’ The track was written by Poly and her daughter Celeste, who also sings on it, after they heard the news about a man dressed as Santa Claus killing people in LA. It has been described as a tongue-in-cheek anti-Christmas song.

This track is not a one-off either; her debut solo album is set to follow in March 2011. It’s entitled Generation Indigo and was produced by none other than Youth.

Poly Styrene -‘Black Christmas.’ mp3

BONUS: A wonderful track from 1977…

X-Ray Spex -‘Oh Bondage Up Yours!’

And listen to this track…sure that the Gossip were listening!