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Monday, 8 January 2007

LET THE TRIBE INCREASE

I GIVE MY LIFE TO SOMETHING NEVER UNDERSTOOD....................
Undeniably the best band to emerge from the 'Anarcho Punk Scene' of the 1980's were THE MOB. I'm not going to go into a history of the band, if you wanna know more about them check out Ian Glasper's: The Day The Country Died. All that needs to be said here is that they wrote some of the most personal, intense emotional songs ever committed to vinyl. Dark and brooding anthems of anomie, alienation and turmoil. "Our life, our world, mapped out in scars, carved on wrists and backs of arms" The only single they released on Crass Records 'No Doves Fly Here' is probably the most harrowing anti war songs ever (followed a close second by Television Personalities 'A Sense Of Belonging') The subject matters may have been bleak, but the tunes and rhythms had an uplifting dance feel to them. A little known fact is that 90's Madcheter wannabees Northside cited The Mob as an influence. Their debut L.P 'Let The Tribe Increase' is a classic, one of the few things I can still listen to from that period. I saw The Mob many times live in squatted churches, village halls, anarchy centres and once in a school class room, and they were always great nights out of freedom and fun. What you've got on offer here is a recording of a gig they did, almost 24 years ago at The London Musicians Collective in Chalk Farm. A small room in an old warehouse building at the top of a flight of iron stairs that ran up the outside of the building (if my memory serves me correctly.) The recording aint the best, but it is an artifact of the anarcho scene, if you listen carefully you can hear a dog barking on the recording.

THE MOB - Live @ The LMC 22/1/83.
Another Day, Another Death/Cry Of The Morning/Gates Of Hell/Raised In A Prison/Fools/Our Life, Our World/Witch Hunt/Slayed
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6XU6MQ70

8 comments:

annie's animal said...

my favourite band :)

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

'Let The Tribe Increase' would be one of my desert island discs.

Jim said...

Hi Nuzz prowlin' wolf, this looks like it's going to be a good site.
The Mob were a great band, saw them live several times.
I've got this recording on vinyl but i don't know why it was released as its not a great recording or even the full gig!
Ive got a tape from the Fulham Greyhound November '83 which has a full set and even some unreleased songs which would have made a far better release.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Cheers jim, didn't know it was released on vinyl. May post their 1st tape 'Ching' in a few months, also an early Zounds demo.

Jim said...

Hi Nuzz Prowling Wolf, any Mob/Zounds posts would be greatfully appreciated - these were my 2 favourite bands from the anarcho punk era!

Slobodan Burgher said...

THANK YOU!

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

No problem Slobodan, more Mob coming soon.

Liqu.i.dificador Cenografico said...

Hey!

Please, can you post the lyrics of the album 'Let the Tribe Increase'?

I have a bad ear for understand english. =/

That's it.

Thanx!