29 minutes | Feb 18, 2020

BH006: Life's Complex; I Like X-Ray Spex (...y Los Crudos)

In the sixth episode of Barely Human, we look back at punk and hardcore through the lens of two artists who have been footnoted by mainstream histories. First we look at the London punk explosion through the eyes of Poly Styrene and her band X-Ray Spex, who went from selling kitsch anti-fashion accessories on Kings Road in 1976, to playing punk on Top of the Pops two years later. Then we turn to '90s hardcore heroes Los Crudos, a band who had the mission of putting culture into their sub-culture, by playing punk music in their local community halls, and singing entirely in Spanish. ~~ Help fund Season 2! Subscribe to our zine and cassette mail order at https://patreon.com/barelyhuman ~~Barely Human was written and hosted by Max Easton and produced by Jason L'Ecuyer and Marty Peralta of Output Media. Theme song by Sydney punk band Tim & The Boys. Visit the website for show notes featuring extra discussion, sources, further reading and detailed credits here: https://www.barelyhuman.info/2020/02/ep-6-lifes-complex-i-like-x-ray-spex-y.html The accompanying playlist called 'Insert Footnote' can be found here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5V9bAEtYno0YAwIveCELED Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, all @barelyhumanpod
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