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  MORDECAI FRONTMAN SWAPS HIS GUITAR FOR A BROOM IN BID TO CLEAN UP RIOT HIT CROYDON
18th August 2011

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Mordecai frontman and guitarist Dan Hicks has swapped his guitar for a broom and took decisive action in organising the clean up crew in the aftermath of last week's Croydon riots.

Dan started a Facebook group (click here) called Croydon Clean Up Crew and within hours of the group going live, more than 1,900 (now grown to over 8,100 likes) people had joined to pledge their time.

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Dan, 25, who lives near the bus garage in South Croydon, said the group were desperate to help in some way.

He said: "I know the place is an absolute mess and the only way it is going to get cleaned up is if we do it. I initially did the Facebook page for friends so we had one central place to communicate, but after a few hours late last night there were 1,900 members.

"It is going to take weeks and it is not just a physical clean up, it is about starting to build up a community again in Croydon. It is about time people stand together, people really need to rally together."

Anyone wanting to get involved is advised to join the Facebook group by clicking here which will be regularly updated as things progress.

Dan added: "I don't want everyone to just turn up and for the police to get the wrong idea. I am talking to the police and to the council to see what we can do to help."


NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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