Oh Bondage, Up Yours!

Album: Germ Free Adolescents (1977)
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  • This was the band's debut single. Despite not charting, it is considered today to be a classic of the Punk Rock era.
  • Lead singer Poly Styrene told Mojo magazine September 2008 about this song: "Most people think it was a kinky S&M song. But it was about breaking free from the bondage of the material world. I come from a religious background and in the scriptures the whole idea of being liberated is to break free from bondage. I had an idea of the bondage of slavery and all those images in history like the suffragettes or slaves being chained up. When I saw Vivienne Westwood's shop (Sex) and all her bondage trousers it symbolized all the other bondage elements I'd grown up with."
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