|K I N G M O B|
album title: Force 9
releases date: Oct.31 2011|
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Force 9 @ 229 - official video
@ 229 on Nov.17 2011 - edited/shortend version
This isn't about the 1960s. It's not about a nostalgia trip.
Nor is it about reputations, Oh no, This is about something far more relevant
and far more enticing. Because what King Mob represent is the vital, timeless,
immeasurable spirit of rock'n'roll.
It's about hearing music that inspires you. It's about listening to songs that
make a difference. It's about... oh, it's all about living in the modern world
but connecting to the unpredictability and wildness of youth, while taking
on board the essential edge you get when you decide not to grow old gracefully.
So, who areKing Mob ?
Well, you will know most of the names from their past deeds. So, here we go.
Firstly, there'sChris Spedding. He's a guitarist who has worked with
some of the biggest names around. Spedding's career goes back over 40 years,
during which time he's carved out a path that has taken in Harry Nilsson, Sharks,
John Cale, Roxy Music, Elton John, Paul McCartney. He was a crucial part of
the iconic Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds album.
He had a hit single in 1975 with Motorbikin' and has had a distinguished solo career.
Spedding is, and remains, one of the finest guitarists of the past four decades.
Oh yes, and he produced the first Sex Pistols demos. Which brings us to...
On bass there'sGlen Matlock. He initially made his name as an original member
of the Pistols, co-writing most of the songs on the Never Mind The Bollocks album.
Matlock went on to form cult heroes The Rich Kids, alongside the likes of Midge Ure,
and became hugely respected as a fine musician. Since then, Matlock has been part of
the reunited Pistols, played with Iggy Pop and joined the reactivated Faces
(one of his favourite bands) and even did one show with Primal Scream,
standing in for Mani. Yep, the chap's in demand.
The man on drums isMartin Chambers. Most known for his work with
The Pretenders, whom he joined in 1978. He left in the mid-1980s, but returned
in 1994 and has been there ever since. Chambers also worked with
Mott The Hoople keyboard player Verden Allen, and was behind the kit
for the Mott The Hoople reunion shows in October 2009.
Unquestionably, one of the finest rhythm players of his generation.
The vocalist isStephen W. Parsons, AKA Snips. He was a member of Sharks,
the band formed by bassist Andy Fraser after he left Free in 1972.
On guitar was one Chris Spedding, by the way. Then followed a spell with
The Baker Gurvitz Army, He then put out two albums under the name of Snips
in 1978 (Video King) and the highly claimed La Rocca! (1981).
Since then, SWP has been heavily involved in composing music for films and TV.
His credits include The Piano Player, 9 1/2 Weeks 2 and Charlie.
He is regarded as one of the most creative in this field.
By contrast, the other lead guitarist is an unknown. CalledSixteen,
his dexterity and diversity on the album, allied to a beautifully intuitive appreciation
on how to use space to accentuate the moment, will make him one of
the big guitar names for the coming years.
But this isn't about individual talents. AsThe Mob show on their debut album,
Force 9, the collective prowess and power is undeniable. They prowl through
a selection of original songs that sound like old friends, but really are new party
companions. This is a band for the present and the future.
King Mob record music to suit all moods, and do it in a style that makes it
all sound so fresh and irresistible. They are having fun, which means everyone else
will, too. This is the spirit of 1969 given a contemporary buff and polish.
It's about moving. It's about standing out, yet being part of the crowd.
It's about sensuality. It's about... oh hell, it's about what rock'n'roll should be!
Their debut album FORCE 9 produced by SWP was released on 31 October 2011
on 11 track CD and 180g Vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve, 7 tracks.
The album shows a band at the height of their powers. From the sharp riffing of