Extracts of Blagg's football blogs as he follows West Ham United and England through the usual series of near disasters.

Featuring links to the Annual Billy Blagg Advent Calendar of Christmas Songs.

Also featuring guest appearances by 'Captain Olympic'.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Day 17 - 'Black Christmas' - Poly Styrene

For some of us the world turned day-glo in 1977 and nothing has looked the same since.

Sadly, Poly Styrene passed away in April and it looked as if a voice from another era had been lost, but worse, if you catch any of her 'Generation Indigo' album - released earlier this year - it would seem that the former Ms Elliott-Said still had plenty to say and the guts, wit and soul to say it loudly too. Critically acclamied, this album looked like a welcome return for one of punk's true mavericks and it's just a real shame that cancer brought it all to an end.

This is a brillant song and an equally good video. Catch it here : Black Christmas

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