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1st August 2012

king mob

King Mob, the belting new English beat combo whose debut album, 'Force 9', was highly acclaimed on release in November 2011, have released new single 'I Was There (Olympix Edit)' on SPV Records, available now in digital format on iTunes and Amazon.

'I Was There', an irresistible anthem with a swamp–blues feel and a seductive see-saw guitar line, (taken from 'Force 9'), has been edited and condensed into a punchy, radio-friendly three and a half minutes single in celebration of our Summer Of Sport. Sport is a burning thing and King Mob are all about sweat, energy and intense performance under pressure.

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'I Was There' is a celebration of the life wave set to a driving beat and is already proving a powerful emotional soundtrack for the summer of Sport on key Sporting media outlets BBC Sport, SkySPORTS, ESPN and talkSPORT to name but a few, as well as on rotation at Olympic Stadia and sports venues nationwide.

King Mob, who draw on the 'Spirit Of 69' – but not in a retrospective way – bring the raw power and spirit of that golden age of music into a contemporary setting to create thrilling, visceral, timeless rock n' roll music.

King Mob, comprised of guitar legend Chris Spedding (Roxy Music, Elton John, John Cale, Paul McCartney), Martin Chambers – drums (Pretenders), Stephen W Parsons aka Snips – vocals (film composer and vocalist of cult 70s band Sharks), hot new guitar talent Sixteen, plus new exciting young Japanese bass player Toshi Ogawa.

Catch them live at the Rhythm Festival in Bedford on 25th August.



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'.


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.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

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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