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poly styrene, r.i.p.

“The cultural force of 'Oh Bondage!' in 1977 was empowering; the stagnation of the mid-70s, economic, artistic, psychic and social, was confronted with a NO so emphatic it became an affirmation, an insistence that things did not have to remain as they were. … Only by using Poly Styrene's cry as a weapon against our current, ongoing, bondage, can we be true to the spirit of 1977.”

Steven Rubio, “Oh Bondage Up Yours!

“I was young and optimistic and you feel you can do anything.”

Poly Styrene, 2011

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