X-Ray Spex

(London late 76 – 79)
later known as Agent Orange

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Mari Elliott (Poly Styrene)

Silly billy 7” (GTO, GT-58) released Apr 76
Tracks: Silly billy, What a way

X-Ray Spex

Various Artists – The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77) LP (Harvest, SHSP-4069) recorded 2-4-77 released Jul 77
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

Oh Bondage up yours 7” (Virgin, VS-189) released Oct 77
Tracks: Oh Bondage up yours, I am a cliché

Various Artists – Geef Voor New Wave LP (Ariola records, 25541 ET) released Nov 77, Holland
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

Various Artists – Ce N’est Pas De la Couille, Voice la New Wave (New Wave Greatest Hits) LP (Ariola Benelux, 25804ET) released Dec 77, Holland
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

Various Artists – Catch a Wave 2 x 10” LP (Chiswick, NICE-1) released early 78
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

The Day the world turned dayglo 7” (EMI International, INT-553) released Apr 78
Tracks: The Day the world turned dayglo, I am a poseur

Identity 7” (EMI International, INT-563) released July 78
Tracks: Identity, Lets submerge

Various Artists – Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival LP (Warner Brothers, K-66077) recorded 10-12-77, released Sep 78
Tracks: Lets submerge

Germ free adolescents 7” (EMI International, INT-573) released Oct 78
Tracks: Germ free adolescents, age

Various Artists – Dead on Arrival LP (Virgin, VD-2508) released Oct 78
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

Germ Free Adolesents LP (EMI International, INS-3023) released Nov 78
Tracks: Artificial, Obsessed with you, Warrior in woolworths, Lets submerge, I cant do anything, Identity, Genetic engineering, I live off you, I am a poseur, Germ free adolescents, Plastic bag, The day the world turned dayglo

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Mari Elliott (Poly Styrene)

Demo recorded 75
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

X-Ray Spex

Roxy, London 2-4-77
Tracks: Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, Identity, Let’s Submerge, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, I Am a Cliche, I Can’t Do Anything, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

Demo recorded Jun 77, Rough Trade
Tracks: I am a cliché, I cant do anything, I live off you, Lets submerge, Obsessed with you, Oh bondage up yours, Plastic bag, The day the world turned dayglo

Roxy, London 22-7-77
Tracks: Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, Obsessed With You, Identity, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, I Am a Cliche, I Can’t Do Anything, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

Demo recorded 77
Tracks: Identity, Oh bondage up yours

White Lion, Putney 16-10-77
Tracks: Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, Obsessed With You, Identity, Let’s Submerge, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, I Am a Cliche, I Can’t Do Anything, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, I Am a Cliche

100 Club, London 1-1-78
Tracks: Artificial, Obsessed with you, Let’s submerge, Identity, Plastic bag, I live off you, Germ free adolescents, I am a poseur, Genetic engineering, I am a cliche, The day the world turned dayglo, Oh bondage up yours, Artificial #2, Identity #2

New Regent Hotel, Brighton 17-2-78
Tracks: Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, Obsessed With You, Let’s Submerge, Identity, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, Germ Free Adolescents, I Am a Poseur, Genetic Engineering, I Am a Cliche, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

BBC John Peel session recorded 20-2-78
Tracks: Genetic engineering, Artificial, I am a poseur, Identity

CBGB’s, New York 17-3-78
Tracks: Art-I-Ficial, Obsessed With You, Let’s Submerge, Identity, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, Germ Free Adolescents, I Am a Poseur, Genetic Engineering, I Am a Cliche, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, No Cure For Society, Art-I-Ficial

CBGB’s, New York 25-3-78
Tracks: Art-I-Ficial, Obsessed With You, Identity, Let’s Submerge, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, I Am a Poseur, Genetic Engineering, I Am a Cliche, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, I Am a Cliche

Victoria Park, London 30-4-78 Rock Against Racism
Tracks: Art-I-Ficial, Obsessed With You, Identity, Let’s Submerge, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, I Am a Poseur, Genetic Engineering, I Am a Cliche, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Warrior in Woolworths, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

Roundhouse, London 14-5-78
Tracks: Art-i-ficial, Obsessed With You, Identity, Lets Submerge, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, Germ Free Adolescents, I Am A Poseur, Genetic Engineering, Warrior In Woolworths, I Am A Cliche, The Day The World Turned Day-glo, Oh Bondage Up Yours

Demo recorded Sep 78
Tracks: Age, Artificial, Genetic engineering, Germ free adolescents, I cant do anything (instru), Obsessed with you, Prefabricated icon, Warrior in woolworths, Warrior in woolworths (instru), What a way

BBC John Peel session recorded 6-11-78
Tracks: Germ free adolescents, Warrior, Age

Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow University 18-11-78
Tracks: Artificial, Obsessed with you, Warrior in Woolworths, Let’s submerge, I can’t do anything, Identity, Age, Highly inflammable, Genetic engineering, I live off you, I am a poseur, Germ free adolescents, The day the world turned day-glo, I am a chiche, Oh bondage up yours

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test 5-12-78
Tracks: Artificial, I live off you, Warrior in woolworths

Rock World TV Show, USA 78 (Tracks unknown)

 

Further Information;

http://www.x-rayspex.com
http://www.poly-styrene.com
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/x_ray_spex.htm
http://www.boredteenagers.co.uk/XRAYSPEX1.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Ray_Spex
http://www.punkrockers.com/X-Ray%20Spex
http://www.terrapin.co.uk/xrayspex

Line ups:

#1                                  #2                                    #3
Jan 77 – early 78          early 78 – Aug 78            Aug 78 – 79
Lora Logic (sax)           Paul Hurding (drms)       Paul Hurding (drms)
Jack Stafford (gtr)        Jack Stafford (gtr)           Jack Stafford (gtr)
Paul Dean (bass)        Paul Dean (bass)            Paul Dean (bass)
Paul Hurding (drms)    Rudi Thompson (sax)     Rudi Thompson (sax)
Poly Styrene (voc)       Poly Styrene (voc)          Anthony Doughty (bass)
.                                    John Glynn (sax)
.                                    Jim Lyttle (voc)

Paul Hurding is ex-Shag Nasty (77), Paul Hurding & Jack Stafford later in Classix Nouveaux
Paul Dean is ex-Skinflint, Jack Stafford is ex-Puncture
Lora Logic later in Essential Logic
Rudi Thompson is ex-Peroxide Romance and later also in The Members
Jim Lyttle is also in Pretty Boy Floyd & the Gems
John Glynn is ex-Young Bucks (75-76) and later in Bank of Dresden (78-79)
Anthony Doughty is ex-Moors Murderers and later in The Outpatients (78-82)

Thanks to Brett Tobias for additional information

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