Dayglo The Creative Life of Poly Styrene' (X Ray Spex) Book & Vinyl Collectors Edition! A HIGH QUALITY DELUXE BOX SET Limited Edition To Only 250 Pcs Wordwide! IN STOCK TO POST TODAY. This Great Deluxe Box-Set Edition is limited to only 250 copies worldwide and contains these following exclusive items. Specially re-released 7 single (Identity/ Lets Submerge) on pink vinyl (with new sleeve). A print of a Pennie Smith classic B/W photograph. A Poly Styrene tote bag. Polys handwritten concept of X-Ray Spex note. Polys handwritten lyrics for Oh Bondage, Up Yours! Polys handwritten sheet music for Identity and The Day The World Turned Dayglo.
Three rare Record Company press releases. Two flyers for Classic X-Ray Spex gigs The Roxy Etc. The Book (1st Edition Hardback). Poly Styrene was a singer-songwriter, an artist, a free-thinker, a post-modern style pioneer and a lifelong spiritual seeker: a true punk icon. But this rebel queen with the cheeky grin was also a latter-day pop artist with a wickedly perceptive gift for satirising the world around her - her brightly coloured, playful aesthetic sharply at odds with the stark monochrome style and nihilism of punk. Here, for the first time, the vibrant jigsaw of Poly's inspiring and often moving story has been lovingly pieced together by her daughter, singer-songwriter Celeste Bell, and writer/artist Zoë Howe author of the acclaimed Typical Girls?
The Story Of The Slits, amongst many others. From growing up mixed-race in Brixton in the 1960s, to being at the forefront of the emerging punk scene with X-Ray Spex in the 1970s, to finding faith with the Hare Krishna movement, to balancing single motherhood with a solo music career and often debilitating mental health issues, the book honestly and openly explores Poly's exceptional life, up until her untimely passing in 2011. Based on interviews with those who knew and loved Poly whether personally or through music, this oral history book includes testimonies from Vivienne Westwood, Don Letts, Glen Matlock, Jonathan Ross, Neneh Cherry, The Slits' Tessa Pollitt, Thurston Moore, Jon Savage, and many others.
Heavily illustrated throughout including personal photographs, flyers from the punk scene and hand-drawn artwork and lyrics for X-Ray Spex and beyond the book beautifully captures Poly Styrene's creative and personal legacy, reminding us that if anyone had the power to turn our worlds dayglo, it was her. WILL BE PACKED FULLY SECURE WITH BUBBLEWRAP ETC. All items are fully insured and come with a full warrantee.
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- Modified Item: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Format: Hardback
- Author: CELESTE BELL
- Publication Year: 2019
- Language: English
- Signed: Yes
- Publisher: OMNIBUS PRESS
- Genre: music
- Place of Publication: UK
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition