Two Tune Tuesday: Punk Grrls

Loved both these songs back in the day, & not just for the kickass women who sang them (Poly Styrene & Ari Up) but for the lyrics.

Oh Bondage! Up Yours! by X-Ray Spex, and Typical Girls by The Slits.

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Helen Boyd

is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married.


  1. Okay, this rocks. I’m going to swipe both of these for my blip feed. Is there a better punk nom du gerre than “Poly Styrene?” I think not.

  2. Two of my all-time faves. Thanks for sharing, Helen!

    Other awesome songs from the same bands, though not on the same theme: X-Ray Spex’s “Genetic Engineering” and the Slits’ version of “Heard it through the Grapevine.”

    And a rarity worth chasing down: “White Mice” b/w “Masochistic Opposite” by the Mo-Dettes.

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