Return Of The Read Menace

Return Of The Read Menace compilation cover

Release Notes:

Honest Don's Hardly Used Recordings / AK Press, LP / CD, 1999

Band members:

Lance (guitar/vocals), Gardner (bass), Andee (drums), Harriet Scott (additional vocals)


Sceeching Weasel - My Own World
J Church - Tightrope
No Use For A Name - Hybrid Moments
Pitchshifter - Microwaved (Live Remix)
Quixote - Direction Sensor
...But Alive - Niemand Beisset Die Hand Die Einen Futtert
The 'Tone - Pauline
Robb Johnson - Permanent Free Zone
Ron Hawkins - Small Victories
Propagandhi - Hard Times
Randy - Me And The Boys
Endeavor - You Wanna Play Cards
Rhythm Activism - Leo Lachance
Chumbawamba - Misbehave
The Weakerthans - Ringing Of Revolution
Wat Tyler - History Of The Soviet Union Part One (Karaoke Mix)
Hot Water Music - Springtime
Avail - Suspicious Minds
The Levellers - Son Of A Baker
Atom And His Package - Hats Off To Halford
Discount - Trouble In The Sky
Submission Hold - Purchasing Power Of The Paranoid And Hopeless
Moral Crux - Degeneration
DOA - Hell And Back
Cooper - Girlfriend

More info:

AK Press's follow-up to Better Read Than Dead, this time in collaboration with Honest Don's. Why they were still associating with Chumbawamba some years after they signed to EMI, god only knows. Thankfully the presence of Discount and London's magnificent The 'Tone makes up for this lapse. The J Church song is one of their five Electric Light Orchestra covers, including a middle-eight borrowed from Fleetwood Mac's The Chain.