The Mob (British band)

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The Mob
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Background information
Years active1979–1983, 2011–present
LabelsCrass, All the Madmen
MembersMark Wilson
Curtis Youé
Graham Fallows
Past membersSid Sealey
Adie Tompkins
Tim Hutton
Joseph Porter

The Mob is an English anarcho-punk band, formed in Yeovil, Somerset in the late 1970s.


The band's initial line-up consisted of Mark Wilson (vocals, guitar), Curtis Youé (bass guitar) and Graham Fallows (drums). Later drummers included Adie Tompkins, Tim Hutton and Joseph Porter. The Mob disbanded in 1983 and reformed in 2011, playing a number of gigs with the original members. The first was on 8 April 2011 at The Fleece in Bristol and later in the year, The Levellers' Beautiful Days Festival in Devon on 20 August.[1] North American shows followed in October 2012,[2] and various European gigs in 2012/13. Their first new release in almost 30 years was the single Rise Up![3] in August 2013.[4] Further North American/European dates followed in 2014/15.[5]

All the Madmen Records[edit]

All the Madmen Records is a record label started by The Mob in Yeovil before Mark Wilson and Curtis Youé relocated to London in the early 1980s. Profits from the band's Let the Tribe Increase LP were ploughed back into the label, co-organised by members of the collective that published the Kill Your Pet Puppy zine. Today, All the Madmen Records is housed in Rockaway Park, a commune based in Temple Cloud, Somerset.
All the buildings on the Rockaway Park grounds were designed and built by Mark Mob (Wilson) and contain large percentages of recycled materials that were sourced from various places.[6]


The Mob reunited in 2011 with the band’s original line-up. Wilson had heard of a surprise party planned for his upcoming birthday that was to feature a (The Mob) cover band and decided he would rather perform himself. The original members of the band agreed to join him. Prior to this reunion Wilson stated that he had not touched a guitar in 20 years. After gigs around the UK the band played in various countries across Europe. A tour of the US and Canada followed in 2012[7] which included headlining the 'Chaos in Tejas' festival in Austin, Texas.[8]



Release Year Information
"Crying Again" / "Youth" 1979 MAD 001 - Recorded on 5 November 1979 at the Crypt Stevenage. Mixed by Grant Showbiz.
"Witch Hunt" / "Shuffling Souls" 1980 MAD 002
"No Doves Fly Here" / "I Hear You Laughing" 1981 Crass Records - Recorded and Mixed at Southern Studios, London.
"The Mirror Breaks" / "Stay" 1983 MAD 006
"Crying Again!" 1986 MAD 13 12" Reissue of the first single with additional live tracks.
"Rise Up!" / "There's Nothing You've Got I Want" 2013 MAD 023


Release Year Information
Ching 1980 Demo Tape (self released)
Let the Tribe Increase 1983 MAD 004
The Mob & The Apostles - Live At The LMC 1983 Cause For Concern


Release Year Information
Crass Records - A SIDES, Part 1 1982-1984 1984 Track 2: "No Doves Fly Here"
Limited Edition Package (12" + 2x7" + Box) 1987 MAD PACK 001
May Inspire Revolutionary Acts 2007 Overground Records OVER115VPCD


  1. ^ "Beautiful Days 2011 Lineup". 20 August 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ "The Mob Live in Oakland (Review Oct' 2012)". 26 October 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Discogs - The Mob: Rise Up!/There's Nothing You've Got I Want". 9 October 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  4. ^ "The Mob: Rise Up! / There's Nothing You've Got I Want – single review". 22 July 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  5. ^ "The Mob touring the US 2015". 22 January 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Rockaway Park/All The Madmen Records – Temple Cloud – Somerset – BS39 5BU". 9 July 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  7. ^ "UK anarcho-punk pioneers The Mob touring the US before Damaged City Fest (dates)". Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Chaos in Tejas". Rolling Stone. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2020.

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