In keeping (loosely) with the theme of this website, here’s the Speed Of Dark’s featured Christmas music video for 2012.
Poly Styrene passed away on April 25th 2011. She was a bi-racial feminist singer who fronted X-Ray Spex, a London punk band formed in 1976. Her trademark braces, idiosyncratic dayglo clothes and anti-consumerist/anti-capitalist lyrics made her an iconic figure of the time. The band’s album, Germfree Adolescents, is widely acclaimed as a 70s punk rock classic.
Before she died of cancer at the age of 53, Poly (real name Marianne Joan Elliott-Said) released this song (“Black Christmas”) in collaboration with her daughter, Celeste. It was inspired by the 2008 Christmas Eve killing spree in Los Angeles. The atrocity was carried out by a man dressed as Santa Claus.
Poly Styrene – Black Christmas