The Mob (British band)
|Years active||1979–1983, 2011–present|
|Labels||Crass, All the Madmen|
|Past members||Sid Sealey|
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. North American shows followed in October 2012, and various European gigs in 2012/13. Their first new release in almost 30 years was the single Rise Up! in August 2013. Further North American/European dates followed in 2014/15.
All the Madmen Records
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.
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 which included headlining the 'Chaos in Tejas' festival in Austin, Texas.
|"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|
|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|
|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|
- "Beautiful Days 2011 Lineup". Beautifuldays.org. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- "The Mob Live in Oakland (Review Oct' 2012)". Punknews.org. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- "Discogs - The Mob: Rise Up!/There's Nothing You've Got I Want". Discogs.com. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
- "The Mob: Rise Up! / There's Nothing You've Got I Want – single review". Louderthanwar.com. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- "The Mob touring the US 2015". Louderthanwar.com. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Rockaway Park/All The Madmen Records – Temple Cloud – Somerset – BS39 5BU". Killyourpetpuppy.co.uk. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
- "UK anarcho-punk pioneers The Mob touring the US before Damaged City Fest (dates)". Brooklynvegan.com. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
- "Chaos in Tejas". Rolling Stone. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2020.