The Mob’s original line up will be performing at Bristol in April 2011

The original three members of The Mob that recorded the first two singles ‘Crying Again’ and ‘Witchhunt’ as well as loads of material on the Fuck Off / Weird Tales tape labels are happy to confirm that The Mob, Zounds and Insurrection will be performing at the Fleece in Bristol on Friday 8th April 2011. Other bands to be confirmed. Doors open at 8 o clock and the venue runs until late.

The Fleece Music Venue

12 St Thomas St

Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 6JJ

The Fleece venue website is HERE

The band have been practising since November 2010 and should be in good shape for this event. It is also a couple of days after Mark’s **th birthday so please bring good wishes with you through the door…

Up to date news on this event may be viewed on the Mob / All The Madmen records Facebook page HERE

Photographs courtesy of Steve Corr

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32 thoughts on “The Mob’s original line up will be performing at Bristol in April 2011”

  1. Just don’t record anything. Last thing the world needs is another amazing band on the profaning-their-legacy bandwagon. Zounds was bad enough.

  2. I think they’ll have to do a few nights as it seems the whole world is coming to this gig & I think the venue only holds 400. Gonna be a fantastic night & can’t wait!!!

  3. We’d confirm too. although we aint been invited, but Sam has renounced punk and is sueing the rest of us for beach of copyright….
    Hellooo all in puppyland.
    Hope your all superfab.
    Thought i’d drop youse a line from me hols.
    Was in me hammock when what should appear through the palms?
    2 fully tattoed n pierced up mohicans, one of them blue!!
    I had to chat, in between guffaws.
    Turned out they were very nice chaps, chris n bob,from cologne, who were ‘under 5’ in ’77, so saw me as an instant hero.
    Oh the wonders of the male menopause.
    Anyway Penguin, one of them is a kind of internet punk nut, has set up ‘punkipedia’ and some other stuff. Told him of this site and he said he’d like to colaborate…
    His names chris, has a URL ‘’, if he gets in touch.
    Big blue mohican hugs to all .
    Jake 😉

  4. Living as I do the other side of the country…Is it possible some kind soul, Penguin possibly could snidey a recording of this event onto the site !!


  5. Hello folks,
    I know it’s a long shot, but if anyone hears of a couple of tickets for sale, I would be very grateful, we would fly in from Spain for this.
    Contact :

  6. hi…looking for a copy or cdr of the first apostles ep …BLOW IT UP,BURN IT DOWN,KICK IT TILL IT BREAKS (think thats the title)….cheers

  7. Seeing as it’s such nice weather, a few of us are meeting up by Castle Park bandstand (just across the river from The Fleece) from 6 tomorrow for a pre-gig picnic.

  8. A few reports from the gig “The Mob on blistering form”, “Great gig, great sound, great crowd”, “The Mob were amazing…etc, etc.

    And I missed it…

  9. the mob were fuckin brilliant last night! im not really in to bands “re-forming” but this one was well worth it.
    hopefully for others they play more gigs, dont miss them if they do.

  10. What about the others on the bill, or were only The Mob brilliant? Not at all surprised they were still good, would love to see them again myself. As their tunes were never ‘follow fashion’ their music still stands strong today, as haunting and inspiring as ever.

  11. I think the situ here Dan is that Zounds and Rubella Ballet have been around in one form or another over the last few decades and perform on a semi regular basis. All the people I knew that were at the gig went to see The Mob perform for the first time in twenty eight years and with this original line up the first time in over thirty years. Not surprising that the other bands have been lost somewhat in the excitement of the event. For the record Idiot Strength (full band) were very good, The Mob fluffed some notes but that is understandable what with the nerves and the expectation on the band etc etc. Zounds, Rubella and Andy T were all fine and I did not see Insurection at all!

  12. All the bands were good on the night I reckon. Insurrection were good in an a late 80’s/early 90’s hardcore way. Really enjoyed Rubella Ballet. Haven’t seen them in years….Had a massive U.V backdrop too. Zounds were on form and played a decent set, and of course THe Mob were brilliant….but you’ve already heard that I can imagine. Enjoyed Steve Corr’s band and Andy T too. Pity there were not enough people watching them, but I suppose most people headed off after The Mob set. Look forward to a similiar night in London or thereabouts (fingers crossed!).

  13. Agree with sonny that all bands were great!!! Not only that but the atomsphere & vibe was awesome, superb!!! This gig brought many people together who had not seen each other in over 20 years (including myself) & it’s just hard to describe how good this gig was? In a nutshell, it was one of the best gigs I’ve been to in a very long time for the bands & vibe it was fantastic!!!

  14. I hear what you’re saying Penguin. Just curious about the others – it sounded like a classic lineup from 1982 or 1983.

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