About Amazorblades

Rob Keyloch • vocals, guitar
Ray "Chopper" Cooper • bass
Ben Mandelson • guitar & violin
Robin Watson • saxophone
Steve Harris • drums

Brighton-based Amazorblades trace their roots back to a 1972 meeting between vocalist Rob Keyloch and guitarist Ben Mandelson, although it was 1976 before the band, completed by bassist Ray 'Chopper' Cooper and sax player Robin Watson, played their first gig, at the

Alhambra. With drummer Steve Harris replacing an earlier percussionist, the band gigged throughout the year and in late summer signed with the Chiswick label.

Their debut single Common Truth followed in October but by the end of the year the band had broken up. Ben Mandelson later resurfaced alongside Jah Wobble and Ray Cooper joined the Oyster Band.

(Thanks to Dave Thompson, All Music Guide)

The Amazorblades single Common Truth
on Chiswick Records

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