X-Ray Spex

X-Ray Spex were an English punk-rock band from London that issued the single “Oh Bondage Up Yours!” / “I Am a Cliché” on Virgin in 1977, followed by the album Germfree Adolescents on EMI International in 1978. The band was led by vocalist Poly Styrene (aka Marian Elliott) and initially featured saxophonist Lora Logic, who subsequently guested on The Stranglers track “Hey! (Rise of the Robots)” and led Rough Trade avant-funksters Essential Logic. Guitarist Jak Airport and drummer B.P. Hurding later reemerged in Classix Nouveaux.

Members: Poly Styrene (vocals), Paul Dean (bass), Jak Airport (guitar, 1976-79), B.P. Hurding (drums, 1976-79), Lora Logic (saxophone, 1976-77, 1995), Steve “Rudi” Thompson (saxophone, 1977-79)


  • “Oh Bondage Up Yours!” / “I Am a Cliché” (1977)
  • Germfree Adolescents (1978)
  • “Highly Inflammable” / “Warrior in Woolworths” (1979)

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