I was a big X-Ray Spex fan back in the day; Oh Bondage Up Yours!, Germfree Adolescents, and of course the sublime Identity. And Barbican members get to watch the film for free! Conscious Consumer indeed.
“Poly Styrene, the first woman of colour in the UK to front a successful rock band, introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion.
Poly Styrene used her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, postmodernism, and everything she saw unfolding in late 1970s Britain. As the frontwoman of X-Ray Spex, the Anglo-Somali punk musician was also a key inspiration for the riot grrrl and Afropunk movements.”