For better or worse, I’ve always associated the Slits with X-Ray Spex, maybe because I discovered both bands about the same time way back.  I’m very saddened to think we’ve lost both Ari Up and Poly Styrene (read here, here, and a great interview with her here) to cancer in the span of one year.  Gonna give Germ Free Adolescents a few spins when I get home.