|Bands id: 9|
( Stockholm / Malmö 1981-1986, 2005- )
Åke – guitar, vocals
Jögge – bass, vocals
Chrille – drums
Johan - bass
Robban - vocals
Tommy - vocals
Media: Kärnvapen attack.mp3
Åke, Chrille and Jögge started playing together in the summer of ’81 with two other guys under the name Speedy Snails. “Back then, we played a kind of mix between hard rock and punk.” At that time, Chrille played bass guitar and Jögge was the singer.
“We started listening to more punk, for example The Dead Kennedys and we wanted to change our style but we couldn’t get the others to want to play more hardcore.” Then Chrille had to switch to being a drummer and Jögge changed to the bass guitar and after that the band Censur was created.
The band then consisted of: Åke (guitar and singer), Jögge (Bassplayer, singer) and Chrille (drummer). As Censur, we had two songs on the English collection cassette ”Grevious musical harm” from Xentric Noise Tapes. The most musical influences came from British bands such as Discharge, Varukers, Chaos UK, etc.
In the Autumn of ’83 Mentis entered the band as a singer, and we changed our name to MOB 47. We recorded an 11 song cassette “Hardcore attack”. Now our music style was more influenced by American hardcore bands such as Poison Idea, M.D.C., Gang Green, Crucifix, Minor Threat and Jerry’s Kids… and even other bands such as Terveet Kädet and Neos. In the beginning of ’84 Mentis was fired from the band as we didn’t get along and MOB 47 became a 3 man band again.
In April of ’84 we rented a Porta-studio and recorded 22 songs where of 9 songs came on the album ”Kärnvapen attack” which received pretty good reviews in the American hardcore magazine ”Maximum Rock’n Roll”. There were first 500 copies of the album produced, and afterwards another production of 1200. The album was reproduced of Uproar Records late sometime in ‘89. 4 of the songs exist on the collection album “Really Fast 2”, and 7 songs on Pushead’s collection album “Cleanse The Bacteria”.
All of MOB 47’s songs are recorded in the ”Bowlingstudion” which is really a rehearsal hall that we had in a bowling alley that Åke’s parents owned. Åke later bought a 4 channel Portastudio that was used for all of the recordings. This mini studio was also used by Crudity, Röjers, Protes Bengt, Discard and Svart Snö.
In 1985 we decided that we would make a cassette with a little “mangel” from Stockholm, as at that time, there weren’t many hardcore bands in the Stockholm area. MOB 47 and Crudity recorded in the “Bowlingstudion” and Agoni at their own place and the collection cassette “Stockholmsmangel” was released. According to some, it was that period of time that MOB 47 was at their prime, we were unbelievably tight and played the really quick d-beat’s “mangel”.
We now felt that we needed a lead singer and Robban joined the band. A few rehearsals and recordings were done but Robban didn’t really have the same burning interest as us other band members and he left the band after a few months.
Tommy from Crudity took over as lead singer and we did some lovely gigs, some outdoor concerts in Långholmsparken, but when Jögge later left the band and we would search for a new bass guitarist, Åke and Chrille became bored and ended the band.
Åke and some members from Mob 47 also had Protes Bengt together with Per Thunell from among others Filthy Christians.
LP P.E.A.C.E ("Nuclear attack" 2xlp (R Radical Records us 1984) & cd (New Red Archives nra68cd 1997) 1984)
LP Cleanse the bacteria ("Fred & rättvisa", "Sjuk värld", "Nedrusta nu" & "Snuten styr" Pusmort 0012-02 USA 1985)
LP Eat my brain go insane (Bootleg, 1986)
EP I've got an attitide problem (1987)
CD Really Fast vol 1,2,3 (1995)
CD Network of friends (Bootleg, 1996)
CD Stockholm mangel (2000)
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