X-Ray Spex: Conscious Consumer

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Release Date: 01-12-2024

SKU: 5055869550079

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X-Ray Spex: Conscious Consumer

1. Product Details

The highly sought after, final studio album from the punk icons received a very limited CD only release in 1995 and has been officially unavailable for the past 27 years! The album reunited the iconic X-Ray Spex vocalist - Poly Styrene with original X-Ray Spex saxophonist - Lora Logic and bassist - Paul Dean, as well as guitar from Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills under his then pseudonym Red Spectre. This release has been remastered from the original master tapes and is available on LP for the first time ever! Including the original and expanded artwork, including previously unpublished lyrics and original sleeve notes from Poly. Pop culture is full of classic albums that slip between the cracks. In recent years the late Poly Styrene and X-Ray Spex have achieved iconic status with their 1978 debut 'Germfree Adolescents' album but the group's follow up album 'Conscious Consumer' has been lost to the sands of time. It was an upgrade of the classic debut with a same punk rock urgency and themes of consumerism but with a poppier edge and a more considered wisdom gleamed from the ups and downs of life from the perspective of an older, wiser, Krishna devotee. It was the first new material recorded by the band for years despite many of the songs being written a decade before. The band who also re-formed in 1991, 1995 and 2008 are now revered worldwide for sparking a new kind of attitude in music. The late Poly is now a pop culture pin-up for an originality and feminism that barely existed at the time. Her acerbic, witty and brilliant lyrics and distinctive voice have stood the test of time, and along with the band's original sax player Lora Logic, she has become part of the punk rock narrative.

  1. Cigarettes
  2. Junk Food Junkie
  3. Crystal Clear
  4. India
  5. Dog In Sweden
  6. Hi Chaperone
  7. Good Time Girl
  8. Melancholy
  9. Sophia 10
  10. . Peace Meal
  11. Prayer For Peace
  12. Party

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