Silence Is No Reaction: Forty Years Of Subhumans

Anarcho legends Subhumans are the latest subject of of a deep dive courtesy of punks most informed writer Ian Glasper. His newest newest labour of love is now available to pre-order.

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 1000 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, here’s their whole story, straight from the recollections of every band member past and present, and a dizzying array of their closest friends and peers, with not a single stone left unturned. Bolstered with hundreds of flyers and exclusive photos, the complete discography, a full gigography, and more, this book is the definitive account of a much-loved band.

Ian Glasper is the critically acclaimed author of several best-selling books on the underground UK punk scene, not least of all Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980-1984 and The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980-1984. But this is the first book he’s ever written about just one band. And there isn’t another band he would rather have written about more.

The book is copublished by PM Press and Earth Island Books. Project video by Bloodion.

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