Not only is he our new columnist, but Dave Knapik will also be serving as the London Bureau Chief for RFC. Here's his first live review from across the pond...-Ed
You've got to admire a band who, in their first live appearance in over a decade, throw all caution aside and open with their biggest anti-hit. Most bands would save it for the end, or at least put it somewhere in the middle, but prudence and punk never got on well enough for that. Eschewing the song's famous feminist intro, "Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard, but I think," Poly Styrene stormed out on the stage of the Roundhouse and skipped straight to screaming, "Oh bondage, up yours! 1, 2, 3, 4!" as she confidently led her reunited X-Ray Spex into their much-deserved 30th anniversary party.