Class of '77 London punks MENACE are the subject of a new book.
Initially signed to Miles Copeland's Illegal label, the Islington band are best known for their second single, the classic shoutalong 'GLC' released in March '78.
A regular support band for Sham 69, they could be found at all the usual haunts like the Roxy, the Vortex and the Hope & Anchor, as well as at Rock Against Racism gigs, but had thrown in the towel by '79. However, a new version of Menace continues today.
Menace: Prog, Punk, Skinheads & Serendipity by Paul Marko, the brains behind the excellent Punk 77 website and author of the book The Roxy London WC2, tells the band's story across more than 500 pages, with input from band members, fans and other key players. Including a foreword by Mark Perry of Sniffin' Glue fanzine and Alternative TV, it also features many rare photographs.
Marko and Menace founder member Noel Martin will be launching the book on the Literary Stage at Rebellion on Thursday 3 August at 3.20pm.
Menace themselves will be playing at 5.50pm on the Opera House Stage on the same day.
Menace: Prog, Punk, Skinheads & Serendipity is available to pre-order here. The first 150 copies include a sticker signed by the surviving original members plus a CD or rarities.
Pic by Ethan Guttman