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X-Ray Spex: Poly Styrene Is Still Strictly Roots

Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 13 May 1978

SUNDAY NIGHT in Croydon, and Poly Styrene's voice is shot. Flu goes for the throat like a cornered rat: when the victim's a singer, the midrange of the voice gets ragged and shot through with static and the top end disappears completely.

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