Poly Styrene died late last night at the age of 53 after suffering from breast cancer. She was--as we can only hope you know--the lead singer of X-Ray Spex. Throughout her career, Poly was a pioneer and an inspiration. Without her influence, there would be no Bikini Kill or Breeders, and Le Tigre more or less harvested their entire career from "The Day the World Turned Day-Glo."
Just last month she released a solo record, Generation Indigo, which you should buy right now. And because we've been listening to this all day, here's "Germ Free Adolescents."