X-Ray Spex ‎– Germfree Adolescents

EMI International ‎– INS 3023, EMI International ‎– OC 062-61 787
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Issued on custom 'X-ray Spex' labels in a fully laminated picture sleeve and cardstock inner sleeve with rounded corners, illustrated and with lyrics printed in brown.

B4 is listed as "Germ Free Adolescence" on the labels, like on the single Germ Free Adolescence, however the sleeves of both the single and album (including the track title on the inner sleeve of this edition and subsequent reissues) have it as "Germfree Adolescents"

On rear cover:
Art-I-Ficial Products.
EMI Records Ltd. Hayes, Middlesex, England.
Made and Printed in Great Britain.
Available on Tape.
E.D.T. G.L.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped variation 1, tag etched): INS 3023 A-1 MASTERED AT' ABBEY ROAD'-NICK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped variation 1, tag etched): INS 3023 B-1 NICK UU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped variation 2, tag etched): INS 3023 A-2 MASTERED AT' ABBEY ROAD'-NICK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped variation 2, tag etched): INS 3023 B-1 NICK UU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped variation 3, tag etched/stamped): INS 3023 A-1 MASTERED AT' ABBEY ROAD'-NICK P 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped variation 3, tag etched/stamped): INS 3023 B-1 NICK UU DM 2

Other Versions (5 of 41) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents (LP, Album, Unofficial, Whi) Art-I-Ficial Products none UK Unknown Sell This Version
640005 X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents(LP, Album, Cle) Earmark 640005 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
2C 070 61787 X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents(LP, Album) EMI International 2C 070 61787 France 1979 Sell This Version
RGM-0460 X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Real Gone Music RGM-0460 US 2016 Sell This Version
SMBCD378 X-Ray Spex Germ Free Adolescents(CD, Album, RE) Sanctuary Midline SMBCD378 UK 2006 Sell This Version


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November 16, 2018
edited 2 months ago
Fully agree with martingg but see it from the record label's point of view; they are trying to shift product and it's much easier to sell coloured vinyl than concepts of sound quality which require decent equipment and a sophisticated ear for music/audio.

Add to that the unfortunate fact that today's vinyl consumer (aka hipster) is more swayed by superficial notions of cool and doesn't buy records to actually listen to and you have a recipe for disaster.

I always recommend getting the originals which were made for people to LISTEN to. And they are still affordable despite what some over-optimistic Discogs sellers might feel


August 1, 2018

40 different issues - that's 29 Rereleases - mostly on the oh-so-special-coloured vinyl. This is ridiculous. Do you really think we re-buy again and again to own each colour? Make a decent sounding even pressing and keep it in print.
(Sorry, this rant could also be written for countless other re-releases that offer nothing new and just relies on the gimmicky colour.) No need to argue: the record itself is a classic!


July 4, 2017
i got an early copy that had a free t-shirt with it...long ruined...anyone still got one of them?


September 8, 2016
This is, or will be considered a classic punk album. Totally underated/underpriced. All tracks are good here.


January 6, 2016
If anyone has a busted copy, I am interested in buying it for the sleeve and innersleeve.


December 11, 2014

Is it just me or has the price on the UK original of this LP started going up in price recently?... There seem to be quite a lot of decent if not NM copies out there.. wonder why they are now selling for average of $50.00 AUD?


July 6, 2014

Always a pleasure, never a chore....a classic from my teens....Love Poly Styrene's vocals...RIP


January 2, 2014
germ free because english school are now full of persons so full of germs


January 2, 2014
got expelled from school when it came out


November 14, 2013

Watching X-Ray Spex at the Marquee, Red Cow, and wherever else I could get to throughout 77 and 78 made this one of the most eagerly awaited albums of my teens. But the vinyl never really recaptured the thrill of being jammed up against the stage and going nuts to the fast bits of Plastic Bag.

Still play this occasionally but the magic has worn off I'm afraid.