In many ways The Mob were the archetypal anarcho punk band. Formed in Yeovil, Somerset in 1979 the band soon spent their time permanently on the road in a convoy of trucks before squatting in Brougham Road, Hackney – a street of houses that accommodated many punk and counter-culture types. Until their demise in 1983 they remained an integral part and a huge influence on the anarcho, traveller and free festival scenes.
Their first release was the 1980 Crying Again single on their own All The Madmen label, followed later that year by the Ching cassette which is included here. 1981 saw another single the hugely popular and haunting Witch Hunt soon followed by their now legendary Crass single No Doves Fly Here, both taking anarcho punk into new musically unchartered waters. Included here is the original recording of that single prior to being reworked by Penny Rimbaud of Crass.
1983 saw the release of their now legendary album Let The Tribe Increase, an album that saw them moving away from the constraints of the punk sound as they continued to push the musical boundaries. This trend continued in their epic single The Mirror Breaks.
Eventually The Mob dissolved with Joseph Porter joining Zounds before founding Blyth Power.
May Inspire Revolutionary Acts compiles all the material that wasn’t on their discography Let The Tribe Increase CD. These include their highly collectable Ching cassette, unreleased versions of Crying Again and No Doves Fly Here, tracks that appeared exclusively on the impossible to find A Tribute To Bert Weedon cassette and three live tracks. Packaged in a 12-page booklet it contains a detailed explanation of the sources of the recordings and sleeve notes by Kill Your Pet Puppy fanzine editor Alistair Livingston.