UNDERRATED Poly Styrene: If you've listened to Sleater-Kinney, Hole or even — though it's a further sort of stretch — pop-punk's Paramore, you owe a debt to this big-voiced singer for the '70s punk band X-Ray Spex, born Marianne Joan Elliot-Said. Styrene was lost last week to cancer, and her bracing insistence that equality also applies within the punk movement will live on in songs such as "Artificial," "Identity" and, of course, "Oh Bondage, Up Yours." Rest in raucous peace, Poly.
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