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

  1. martin
    February 18, 2011 at 2:14 am

    how exciting, i can’t wait zzzzzzzzzzzzz…

  2. Mark Palmer
    Mark Palmer
    February 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Any chance of a puppy mini bus from london?

  3. sonny
    February 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Could the London mini bus to be, pick me up from Brighton on the way?? Pretty please etc.

  4. DF
    February 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

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

  5. DavidM
    February 19, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Andy T’s been confirmed too.

  6. tat
    February 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm


  7. Dabble
    February 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    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!!!

  8. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 21, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Rubella Ballet have also confirmed…

  9. DavidM
    February 21, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Shaping up to be a good ‘un. Hoping the London bill will be as exciting.

  10. baronvonzubb
    February 21, 2011 at 4:22 am

    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 😉

  11. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    The Fleece music venue are now selling tickets via Ticketweb for The Mob / Rubella Ballet / Zounds / Insurection / Andy T / Steve Corr on April 8th 2011.
    The Fleece website with details of April 8th 2011 here:
    The Ticketweb space to grab some tickets here:…egion=gb_south&query=detail&event=436215
    Hoping to see some of you there.

  12. sonny
    February 22, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Got my ticket booked last night. Gonna be a blinder…Car load from Brighton will be heading that way.

  13. Carl
    February 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    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 !!


  14. Nick Evans (Yogaghost)
    Nick Evans (Yogaghost)
    March 16, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    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 :

  15. podgy
    March 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    hi any one got a spare ticket for the mob gig in bristol would be grateful for one, thanks

  16. the apostles first ep
    the apostles first ep
    April 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    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

  17. luggy
    April 7, 2011 at 10:34 am

    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.

  18. AL Puppy
    AL Puppy
    April 9, 2011 at 8:34 am

    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…

  19. P J Peanutz
    P J Peanutz
    April 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Why did you miss it?

  20. AL Puppy
    AL Puppy
    April 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    P J – problem of needing respite care for my son who needs 24 hour care.

  21. P J Peanutz
    P J Peanutz
    April 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Understand. They are bound to do more gigs though I expect…

  22. AL Puppy
    AL Puppy
    April 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Thanks Old Punk (I’ll be 53 this year) – loved your review – “Awesome atmosphere”….

  23. carnivore crusher
    carnivore crusher
    April 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    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.

  24. Ruben
    April 10, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Anyone know what the setlist was? Will this show be available for download or video in the future?

  25. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    April 11, 2011 at 12:50 am

    I will be working on something downloadable soon enough I hope Ruben.

  26. dan i
    dan i
    April 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    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.

  27. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    April 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    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!

  28. sonny
    April 13, 2011 at 8:20 am

    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!).

  29. Craig
    April 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    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!!!

  30. dan i
    dan i
    April 13, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    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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