Monday, 28 September 2009
"How do you do it, divide and rule? Split 'em up, split 'em up, keep 'em out of sight. End up in the factory instead of in a school. Left right, left right, right right, wrong! GLC, GLC, GLC, you're full of ..." In 1978 Menace perfectly pointedly share their thoughts on the GLC, or the Greater London Council. Most people understandably associate the GLC with Ken Livingstone, but in the '70s it was a very Conservative administration, with a notoriously flamboyant, beard and bow-tie sporting, leader in Sir Horace Cutler who was far more of a showman than our Ken. Cutler's cronies were notoriously anti-punk,banning concerts where possible, and this inspired Menace's Small Wonder single, which didn't get a lot of airplay for some reason.