Formed in Wiltshire, England, in 1980, the Subhumans are rightly held in high regard as one of the best punk rock bands to ever hail from the UK. Over the course of five timeless studio albums and just as many classic EPs, not to mention well over 1,000 gigs around the world, they have blended serious anarcho punk with a demented sense of humour and genuinely memorable tunes to create something quite unique and utterly compelling. For the first time ever, their whole story is told, straight from the recollections of every band member past and present, as well as a dizzying array of their closest friends and peers, with not a single stone left unturned. Bolstered with hundreds of flyers and exclusive photos, it's the definitive account of the much-loved band.
If you haven't yet picked up a copy of Ian Glasper's excellent new book about the Subhumans, 'Silence is no reaction: Forty years of Subhumans', then you can find it in most good indie book or record stores, online, or order direct from Earth Island Books, PM Press, Pirates Press, All Ages, Rough Trade, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble, etc.
Have a listen to the author, Ian Glasper, discussing his new 'Silence is no reaction: Forty years of Subhumans' book and punk historiography in general with the Anarchist Federation guys at Minor Compositions podcast here: