Formed: London, England, UK
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.
The band re-grouped in the late 90’s with a new singer, John Lacey, to play festivals and pubs, and have released many new records, including a few albums.
CLASSIC LINEUP (1976-1979):
Morgan Webster - vocals
Steve Tannet - guitar
Charlie Casey - bass
Noel Martin - drums
Singles / Albums
|G.L.C. (7", 1978)||I Need Nothing
|Final Vinyl (7", 1979)|
|The Young Ones
|Final Vinyl - The Complete Discography
|G.L.C. - The Menace Final Vinyl (LP, 1996)||Screwed Up - The Best Of Menace
|Punk Singles Collection (CD, 2004)||G.L.C. - The Best Of Menace (CD, 2004)||Alive Alive O!: The Three Ages Of Menace
|The Singles 1977-1979
English Waves! Italy LP 1978 (RCA): Insane Society
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
The Punk Generation UK 4xCD 1995 (Castle): G.L.C. / Last Year's Youth
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
1-2-3-4 Punk & New Wave 1976-1979 UK 5xCD 1999 (Universal): G.L.C.