Sneddy took over on vocals. The band went through a few alter ego moments over the following years - playing External Menace songs at gigs but under different names. Beat the System had folded and the band released a few compilation tracks on Rot Records. In 1987 Wullie was taking a short cut across the M8 when he was hit by a car and killed. A decade on, External Menace were revived when Captain Oi records began to show an interest in releasing a compilation album of all the bands previous releases. A few extra tracks were needed to fully document the bands early successes. By this time Sneddy was living in Livingston and had hooked up with Swine Flu vocalist Ian Welsh, a diehard fan.
The line up that eventually recorded the extra tracks for the 1995 Pure Punk Rock album was: Col on drums, Westy on bass, Kev Taylor on guitar, Jim Sneddon on guitar and Welshy and Sneddy shared vocal duties. The band continued to chop and change over the following two years. In 1997 the 'Seize the Day' EP was released with former Swine Flu members Stu Davis on drums and Billy Dunn on bass. Bobe Copeland and Sneddy did the guitar work. Welshy's vocals had, by this point, become a strong feature of the band's sound. This was the line up that toured Europe three times, toured the UK, played countless festivals and recorded 'Process of Elimination' all in the space of a year.
1997 also saw the release of a split EP with Rectify on Suspect Device Records. The following year a German release of 'Process...' was accompanied by a split EP with Recharge. Both releases were on Epistrophy records. 'Process of Elimination' was re-released in the US on Doctor Strange Records in 2004. Sneddy remains in the current performing line-up. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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