X-Ray Spex ‎– Germfree Adolescents - 1978 Punk - Clear Vinyl- - Sealed LP

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X-Ray Spex ‎– Germfree Adolescents

Real Gone Music ‎– RGM 0460, Real Gone Music ‎– RGM-0460
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue,

Clear "X-Ray" Vinyl

03 Aug 2018





A1 Art-I-Ficial 3:21
A2 Obsessed With You 2:26
A3 Warrior In Woolworths 3:04
A4 Let's Submerge 3:23
A5 I Can't Do Anything 2:55
A6 Identity 2:22


B1 Genetic Engineering 2:45
B2 I Live Off You 2:06
B3 I Am A Poseur 2:29
B4 Germ Free Adolescents 3:09
B5 Plastic Bag 4:56
B6 The Day The World Turned Dayglo 2:50




Companies, etc.


Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Licensed From – Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Real Gone Music
Recorded At – Essex Studios






Bass – Paul Dean
Drums – BP Hurding
Engineer – John MacKenzie Burns
Engineer [Assistant] – Andy Pearce
Guitar – Jak Airport
Mastered By – Nick Webb
Other [Extra Special Thanks To] – Phil Presky
Other [Special Thanks To] – Ted Bunting
Photography By – Trevor Key
Producer – X-Ray Spex
Producer, Artwork By [Cover Concept] – Falcon Stuart
Saxophone – Rudi Thomson
Sleeve – Cooke Key
Vocals – Poly - Styrene
Written-By – P. Styrene





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Barcode (Scanned): 848064007524
Barcode (Printed): 8 48064 00752 4


"As it turns out, things really haven’t changed all that much since the late 1970’s. When it comes to the music itself, it’s still totally relevant—you can see how and why tons of bands are still trying to duplicate this sound today. It wouldn’t be out of place if it was released in 2018 by a DIY band from Austin.
However, at the time, this record from X Ray Spex was revolutionary and it helped shape what Punk music became. First and foremost, to have a woman of color front a Punk band was pretty much unheard of—she faced far more obstacles on a daily basis than the other white male dudes occupying space in the genre. With the original opening track of Germfree Adolescents, “I Am a Cliche,” she spouts gibberish, “yama yama yama yama” shamelessly in between versus (if you want to call them that) proclaiming, “I am a cliche, I am a cliche / I am a cliche you’ve seen before / I am a cliche that lives next door / I am a cliche you know what I mean / I am a cliche pink is obscene.” She addresses any criticism she might receive head on, with humor, with wiley energy, and with a half time distorted guitar chugging along underneath her vocals.
he songwriting is political, precise, poetic, and it defies the linear concept of time. Between Poly’s wild unleashed vocals, the saxophone riffs piercing through heavy guitars, and frantic drums, X Ray Spex created something every current and future punk should listen to"
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Condition New
Format LP
Label Private Pressing
Color Black