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Germ Free Adolescents


Download links and information about Germ Free Adolescents by X - Ray Spex. This album was released in 1978 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 41 tracks with total duration of 01:57:37 minutes.

Artist: X - Ray Spex
Release date: 1978
Genre: Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 41
Duration: 01:57:37
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No. Title Length
1. Art-I-Ficial 3:22
2. Obsessed With You 2:26
3. Warrior In Woolworths 3:03
4. Let's Submerge 3:23
5. I Can't Do Anything 2:55
6. Identity 2:22
7. Genetic Engineering 2:46
8. I Live Off You 2:06
9. I Am a Poseur 2:31
10. Germ Free Adolescents 3:11
11. Plastic Bag 4:52
12. The Day the World Turned Day-Glo 2:50
13. Oh Bondage, Up Yours! 2:47
14. I Am a Cliché 1:52
15. Age 2:35
16. Highly Inflammable 2:31
17. Genetic Engineering (BBC Radio One "John Peel" Session 20/02/1978) 2:53
18. Art-I-Ficial (BBC Radio One "John Peel" Session 20/02/1978) 3:27
19. I Am a Poseur (BBC Radio One "John Peel" Session 20/02/1978) 2:30
20. Identity (BBC Radio One "John Peel" Session 20/02/1978) 2:32
21. Germ Free Adolescents (BBC Radio One "John Peel" Session 6/11/1978) 3:17
22. Warrior In Woolworths (BBC Radio One "John Peel" Session 6/11/1978) 3:03
23. Age (BBC Radio One "John Peel" Session 6/11/1978) 2:39
24. Obsessed With You (Pre Signing Studio Demo) 1:52
25. Let's Submerge (Pre Signing Studio Demo) 2:56
26. Plastic Bag (Pre Signing Studio Demo) 4:18
27. I Live Off You (Pre Signing Studio Demo) 2:13
28. I Am a Cliché (Pre Signing Studio Demo) 1:46
29. I Can't Do Anything (Pre Signing Studio Demo) 2:39
30. The Day the World Turned Day-Glo (Pre Signing Studio Demo) 2:43
31. Oh Bondage, Up Yours! (Pre Signing Studio Demo) 2:38
32. Genetic Engineering (Studio Demo) 2:55
33. Art-I-Ficial (Studio Demo) 3:46
34. Germ Free Adolescents (Studio Demo) 3:22
35. Age (Studio Demo) 2:42
36. Warrior In Woolworths (Studio Demo) 3:01
37. Obsessed With You (Alternative Mix with Spoken Introduction) 2:32
38. The Day the World Turned Day-Glo (Alternative Mix) 2:48
39. I Can't Do Anything (Backing Track) 2:57
40. Warrior In Woolworths (Backing Track) 3:06
41. Prefabricated Icons (Backing Track) 3:30



Perhaps the most utopian aspect of the U.K. punk scene was that it offered creative, articulate young people the opportunity to express themselves, and to kick up an exuberantly noisy racket in the process. X-Ray Spex certainly came from this wing of the movement, the brainchild of two female schoolmates who re-christened themselves Poly Styrene and Lora Logic. X-Ray Spex was far from the only female-centered British punk act, but they were arguably the best, combining exuberant energy with a cohesive worldview courtesy of singer and songwriter Poly Styrene. As her nom de punk hinted, Styrene was obsessed with the artificiality she saw permeating Britain's consumer society, linking synthetic goods with a sort of processed, manufactured humanity. Styrene's frantic claustrophobia permeates the record, as she rails in her distinctively quavering yowl against the alienation she feels preventing her from discovering her true self. Germ Free Adolescents is tied together by Styrene's yearning to be free not only from demands for consumption, but from the insecurity corporate advertisers used to exploit their targets (especially in women) — in other words, to enjoy being real, imperfect, non-sterile humans living in a real, imperfect, non-Day-Glo world. Fortunately, the record is just as effective musically as it is conceptually. It's full of kick-out-the-jams rockers, with a few up-tempo thrashers and surprisingly atmospheric pieces mixed in; the raw, wailing saxophone of Rudi Thomson (who replaced Lora Logic early on) gives the band its true sonic signature. The CD reissue of Germ Free Adolescents appends both sides of the classic debut single "Oh Bondage Up Yours!," one of the most visceral moments in all of British punk — which means everything you need is right here. [A DVD Audio version of Germ Free Adolescents omits three songs: Plastic Bag, I Can't Do Anything, and Highly Inflammable.]