Menace - MENACE

Formed: London, England, UK

Menace - Menace

Armed with utterly ludicrous lyrics and the Cockney sneer of Morgan Webster, Menace represent the bridge between Slaughter & The Dogs and Oi!

While they were initially active (1976-1979) they released only four singles, with one more coming out after they split, all on indie labels. G.L.C., with it’s “you’re full of shit, shit, SHIT SHIT SHIT” remains their magnum opus, a shout-a-long protest anthem with Sham 69 guitars and an awesome football terrace vibe. Their other singles, one of which was produced by John Cale, are paler cuts from the same cloth. They split in 1979 but partially reformed with a new vocalist as Vermillion & The Aces in 1980.

G.L.C. R.I.P. compiles both sides of all five singles and is stirring stuff that will definitely appeal to fans of Sham 69 and The Business.

The band re-grouped in the late '90s with a new singer, John Lacey, to play festivals and pubs, and have released many new records, including a few albums.

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Classic Lineup (1976-1979):

Morgan Webster - vocals
Steve Tannett - guitar
Charlie Casey - bass
Noel Martin - drums

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DISCOGRAPHY

Subsequent studio albums: Full Of Shit (tape, 1999), Crisis (2001), Rogues Gallery (2004), No Escape From Nowhere (2008), Too Many Punks Are Dead (2011), London Stories (2014), Social Insecurity (2018).

Singles & Albums / Extraneous Releases / Various Artists

Menace - Screwed Up Screwed Up (7"/12", 1977)

Menace - G.L.C.G.L.C. (7", 1978)

Menace - I Need NothingI Need Nothing (7", 1979)

Menace - Final VinylFinal Vinyl (7", 1979)

Extraneous Releases

Menace - The Young OnesThe Young Ones (7", 1980)

Menace - G.L.C. R.I.P.G.L.C. R.I.P. (LP, 1986)

Menace - Final Vinyl - The Complete DiscographyFinal Vinyl - The Complete Discography (LP, 1994)

Menace - G.L.C. - The Menace Final VinylG.L.C. - The Menace Final Vinyl (LP, 1996)

Menace - Screwed Up - The Best Of MenaceScrewed Up - The Best Of Menace (CD, 2002)

Menace - Punk Singles CollectionPunk Singles Collection (CD, 2004)

Menace - Alive Alive O!: The Three Ages Of MenaceAlive Alive O!: The Three Ages Of Menace (CDR, 2009)

Menace - The Singles 1977-1979The Singles 1977-1979 (LP, 2011)

 

Various Artists

English Waves! Italy LP 1978 (RCA Victor): Insane Society

A Fresh Selection UK LP 1981 (Fresh): The Young Ones

The Defiant Pose UK LP 1983 (Illegal): Insane Society

Oi! - The Resurrection UK LP 1986 (Link): I'm Civilised

Oi! Chartbusters Volume 1 UK LP 1987 (Link): G.L.C.

Oi!.. The Picture Disc UK LP 1987 (Link): G.L.C.

Oi! Chartbusters Volume 3 UK LP 1988 (Link): Last Years Youth

Anarchy In The U.K. Volume One France CD 1990 (MPO): G.L.C.

Fresh Records - The Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1994 (Anagram): The Young Ones

Small Wonder: The Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1994 (Anagram): G.L.C. / Last Years Youth

The Punk Generation UK 4xCD 1995 (Castle): G.L.C. / Last Year's Youth

Razor Records Punk Collection UK CD 1995 (Anagram): Screwed Up / Insane Society

Small Wonder: The Punk Singles Collection Volume Two UK CD 1996 (Anagram): I'm Civilised / Carry No Banners

Oi! The Singles Collection Vol 2 UK CD 1996 (Captain Oi!): Screwed Up / Insane Society

Lords Of Oi! UK 3xCD Box Set 1997 (Dressed To Kill): GLC / Last Years Youth

Oi! This Is England UK 3xCD Box Set 1999 (Dressed To Kill): GLC / Last Years Youth

1-2-3-4 Punk & New Wave 1976-1979 UK 5xCD 1999 (Universal): G.L.C.

British Punk Rock 1977 UK CD 1998 (Anagram): Insane Society

Action Time Vision (A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979) UK 4xCD 2016 (Cherry Red): G.L.C.

1977: The Year Punk Broke UK 3xCD 2019 (Cherry Red): Insane Society

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