1980's Fan club letters
Last Modified On 21 Mar 2009
"TRIUMPH TOUR" AUTUMN 1980
Praying Mantis set off on yet another trip around Britain with a Canadian Band 'Triumph' at the beginning of November 1980. A tour with more problems than can usually be expected, but also with more 'Triumph's' than previous tours undertaken by Mantis.
The tour introduces Steve Carroll to the band's fans and also a completely re-arranged set including numbers from the new album, 'Time Tell No Lies" which is due for release on February 20th.
The first date on the tour at Southampton, Gaumont Theatre on November 6th was the usual round of teething troubles, no sound-checks and tuning problems, but the only band to come off badly, were 'Triumph' themselves. Guitarist, Rick Emmett, unfortunately took sick during the first number of their set and left the stage, came back and left the stage again, so a 20 minute bass drum solo followed causing rather an empty anti-climax to the whole gig. However, the band were eventually on stage and complete so the evening finished off reasonably well.
Mantis themselves had problems the next day when their equipment truck overturned on the road to Bristol. With the help of Dedringer (third on the bill that night) and a lot of good luck, the road crew and gear arrived safely on time at Colston Hall. This was the real beginning to the tour. All three bands played great sets and the audience really showed their appreciation.
Mantis played a blinder and although the set was cut at the last moment to 30 minutes, the fans showed enthusiasm by calling for and encore to which Mantis were only able to say thanks, as their time was well up.
The rest of the tour went off really well with Mantis being received better than ever before, illustrating to us all that the changes in line and material were definitely working and we were well and truly on the right lines.
The tour was great fun both on and off stage and at a certain hotel (best left unnamed) antics like buckets of water being thrown and fire extinguishers being let off occasioned a visit by the local constabulary who, after getting reports of riots and other guests getting heart attacks, came out into a very cold and snowy night to find Dave and Tino hiding in bed together, fully clothed, and me hiding behind the door of the same room with hair dripping wet, stating I'd just washed it, (at four in the morning? Well why not?) They seemed to find it surprising (obviously they've never been on tour before). They then told us to go to bed and tried soothing the only heart case in the hotel by telling the manager's wife that we would pay for the broken door.
The two real climaxes of the tour were Glasgow and London. At Glasgow Mantis had to be hauled off the front of the stage area when the whole of the audience realised that Mantis were signing autographs and Triumph had to start their set 15 minutes late.
The Hammersmith Odeon, London had to be the best end of a tour yet for Mantis with a great reception from their home crowd. Everybody seemed to get a great buzz from the fact that at long last Mantis had actually appeared on the Odeon stage.
We all hope that you get as much pleasure from the album as we did making it and we'll see you all again, live, really soon.
Next month we hope to get Tino to write something about the time the band have spent in the studio.
I would like to say thanks to you all for being so patient and many apologies for taking so long in writing.
The band have spent most of this month rehearsing and hoping to get a few live gigs together. Probably for late February to coincide with the album "Time Tells No Lies".
We will certainly keep you in touch and will inform you of the dates when they are confirmed.
Well, thanks again and till then……………..
Fan Club Promo Photo
FEBRUARY 1981 NEWSLETTER
Firstly, we'd like to thank the quickly growing army of Mantis fans around the world who sent their much appreciated comments on the band and it's material, it's really great to know so many people feel as strongly about Mantis as we do.
"Cheated" the four track single we recently released was a great success and reached number 65 in the charts with only Rock Show air play and is still selling well by word of mouth.
By now I suppose you are all aware of the battle between Mantis and Rainbow with the single "I Surrender". Mantis uncovered the song while going the rounds of music publishers arid listening to songs for their next release. They found this track, a release date was set, and then found out Rainbow had decided to release it. Being the larger band with more resources they got it!
Still, that's rock 'n' roll, although the press and radio made a lot of it Mantis and Rainbow are still on speaking terms and it also spurred Steve and Tino into writing a great song "Cheated". We would also like to see Mantis' version of "I surrender" released sooner or later.
Now for some good news ... we are rush releasing another single, for 6 March. It's the Kinks classic "All Day & All Of The Night", the B side will be Tino's "Beads Of Ebony" a vivid description of the eyes of a baby seal and the terrible fate in store for him.
Due to pressing problems, the album release date is now March 20, and this their debut album "Time Tells No Lies" has certainly been well worth waiting for.
Do keep your eyes on the music press, as the boys have been busy lately doing a few interviews with various papers. Record Mirror last week had half page on the band, and new paper called 'Trax' has done a feature on the album and is due out soon. Sounds , as you all have probably seen by now had front page of Steve (of which we had an apology for - see below) plus full page feature inside.
You will be glad to hear the band are back on the road, tour dates as follows, to coincide with the releases :-
27 GUILDFORD University
2 HARDSTOFT Shoulder Of Mutton
Watch the press for any amendments and comments on the tour....till next time!
Sorry the Following Sounds apology is only partially readable on my photocopy. I suspect it is from Feb 21st 1981:-
Mantis man in 'Nude pix' Row
CRIMES OF THE FLESH: And to, the unheard of has happened. A band has actually complained at being exposed to the world on the front cover of this Mag.
We therefore Apologies to Praying Mantis's Steve Carroll for exposing his glorious bod as the ???? is about his ???? who shouldn't ??? except that the ???? fame and glory about to ?? the Mantis as a result of the excellent Ross "Wayne ???" Halfin. ???? Men shot. A ridiculous overnight.
Besides which the lads should remember that a number of far more gruesome and tasteless lumps of lard have faces the Sounds opening page (Whaddya mean? - Richie "the wig" Blackmore.)
I have decided to Show the cover but censored slightly. According to Tino on 7th Sept 1997 Ross Halfin took the shot as Steve was getting up hence the "You Bastard!" look on his face.
A Personal reply to a Fan, 18th March 1981
Thanks again for your letter, Very interesting! I enclose some goodies for you, plus what you ordered, I shall send the sweat shirt separately as it would bend the l2" if I squeezed it in as we11. Also along with the sweat shirt I shall enclose a list of the bands likes and dislikes. It's a good idea, we haven't organised this yet. But the bands birthdays are as
DAVE POTTS........3rd March (they played the Marquee)
STEVE CARROLL.....20. March (this Friday)
TINO TROY.........28. April
CHRIS TROY........29. August
The band hope to tour with Whitesnake in April, but I am afraid it's only three dates in Europe. But it will establish them there. Your taste is in the right class for Mantis, they are trying to get away from the Heavy Metal title, they are far more melodic and they are Heavy Rock, but at the moment they don't really mind as they are pulling the best of both crowds, and at Reading they were excellent, I think that gig helped the band tremendously. The new numbers they have been writing are great, more along the lines of Cheated and Lovers To The Grave, great classics.
Unfortunately, we have been told by our record company that they have decided to put the album back a couple of weeks (again!) they want to see how this single sells before releases an album. Because, as you may know singles are released to push an album, and if this single doesn't do so well, they think the album might be a waste of time, What rubbish, we have a lot of faith in the album here and haven't heard a bad word about it yet, I'm sure it will do well on its own steam. Anyhow, spread the word, it's good to hear nice things.......
I hope to do a newsletter soon, with info on the band for April.
Firstly, thanks for being so patient in a very busy time for us all at the Mantis office, but now on to the band….
Mantis completed a few dates of their own and a short tour with Gamma at the beginning of March and since then they have toured the country recording interviews with various local independent Radio Stations.
But since then the band have spent most of these months rehearsing in the studio and writing new songs for you all. Mantis' booking agency have been very also organising a decent size tour for everyone.
The new album has been amazingly well received by all, although there have been a few comments from our friends the press-men, ;i.e. Paul Suter, who claimed the band couldn't sing and that their gigs weren't too hot either. Well, we don't take too much notice of that do we? As he has been proved wrong more than once. We hear he doesn't like heavy music and goes to bed at 9.30, so who takes notice of his opinion? After all it's all your opinions that matter and they've been just great.
By now you should have your own copies of the album which entered the charts at 64. We still feel it will take a few weeks to get to everyone's ears but we know it will become big. As I said, we have received piles of great mail from you and would you believe it, not one criticism! Thanks, they make good reading and show how loyal you all really are……
You may have received a merchandising leaflet in your album, however, many retailers take them out now, so we are sending you another copy of which you club members can purchase the items at special prices. Please make cheques payable to PM Fan Club as usual.
Now on to a different subject, Rodney Matthews, we have had quiet a few letters in enquiring about Rodney's work.
Rodney has been around or sometime working on album sleeves, such as Nazareth's "No Mean City" a while back. He's quite a fanatic on the "Lord of The Rings" design. He's well known for his calendars and posters on the series, which you will find in popular arty shops such as 'Athena' and you may notice in the couple of the music papers where they advertise posters, a few of Rodney's may be there, looking very much like Roger Dean. Although Rodney would be most annoyed if he heard me say that! He admits he is similar, but has been going just as long and has all his own designs and ideas. Rodney has also written children's books, his last project being a 3 year old headbanger, and as you may gather he is very committed to heavy rock.
Now available exclusively to the fan club members only is a poster approx. 18" sq. of the front sleeve. There are only a few so first come first served as they say, when requesting one please just enclose the appropriate stamp, I think it would be around 30p. Soon Rodney will be organising the full picture on large posters, but we have left that in his hands and will let you know when available and where.
The reason this newsletter has taken so long to be sent out, as it's been ready to go for a month now, is that tour dates had to be confirmed, they are listed overleaf, but please check the music press for any possible changes….. OK.
Also on request, for those interested, is the band's equipment list. Please don't forget those stamps, as it helps you get a speedy reply.
We have had many questions about the band, so I have given the boys a kind of questionnaire to fill in, as soon as I collect them completed they will be sent off to you all. And hopefully for the next June/July newsletter there will be information re this up and coming tour.
6 GLASGOW Tech. College
3 MIDDLESBROUGH Rock Garden
Well, as I say watch the press for changes and now till next time…..
(This seems the best place to add it. There is a note on the Great Escape article saying Clive Burr was born 8/3/1957)
FULL NAME: David Potts
DATE OF BIRTH: 3-3-1955
PLACE OF BIRTH: Liverpool
SCHOOL/COLLEGE Edge Hill Secondary
AGE OF LEAVING: 15yrs
PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS: Clothes Salesman
AGE STARTED PLAYING PRESENT INSTRUMENT: 12 to 13 yrs old
PLAYED: Piano and Guitar
WHY PICKED PRESENT INSTRUMENT: Because everybody wanted to play guitar
OTHER GROUPS PLAYEDWITH: Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues & T.Y.A
MAIN MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Led Zeppelin
OTHER KINDS OF MUSIC LISTEN TO: Classical & Jazz
FAVOURITE BANDS : Eagles, Zep, early Yes, early Rainbow
FAV. SINGER (MALE): Ronnie James Dio
FAV. SINGER (FEMALE): Dionne Warwick & Streisand
FAVOURITE FILM STARS: Charles Bronson
FAV. FILM (IF ANY): Godfather 1 & 2
WHY?: Because I'm one of the Mafia
FAV. COLOUR: Beige
FAV. FOOD & DRINK: Steak, Perrier Water
WHERE WOULD YOU LOVE TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAYS: Anywhere sunny
ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON LIKES OR DISLIKES: Likes Motor racing, Boxing, Dogs
Hunting or cruelty to any animal
FULL NAME: Stephen G. Carroll
DATE OF BIRTH: 20/3/59
PLACE OF BIRTH: London
ATTENDED: John Kelly Boys High School
AGE OF LEAVING: 16 & a bit
PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS: Car Mechanic & few part time jobs
AGE STARTED PLAYING PRESENT INSTRUMENT: 13/14
OTHER INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: Tenor Sax (a bit rusty now)
WHY PICKED PRESENT INSTRUMENT: Could not afford a drum kit
OTHER GROUPS PLAYED WITH: Little Bo Bitch (EMI)
MAIN MUSICAL INFLUENCES: --------
OTHER KINDS OF MUSIC LISTEN TO: Third World, Joan Armatrading, Police
FAVOURITE BANDS: Queen, Jeff Beck, Rainbow
FAV. SINGER (MALE): Paul Rogers, Graham Bonnet
FAV. SINGER (FEMALE): Barbara Streisand, Elkie Brooks
FAVOURITE FILM STARS: Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch, Bo Derek, Goldie Hawn, Farrah Fawcit Majors, Wonderwoman. St Trinians etc. etc.
FAV. FILM (IF ANY): ---
FAV. AUTHORS OR BOOKS: Mary Renault
FAV. COLOUR: Pound Note Green
FAV. FOOD & DRINK: Any seafood - Remy Martin
FAV. CLOTHES: Anything comfortable
WHERE WOULD YOU LOVE TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAYS: World Cruise
ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON LIKES OR DISLIKES: ---
DATE OF BIRTH: 28. 4. 56
PLACE OF BIRTH: London
SCHOOL/COLLEGE Quintin Kynaston
ATTENDED: London College of Furniture
AGE OF LEAVING: 16
PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS: Interior /Furniture Designer
Age started playing with yourself: Not disclosing (Too personal)
AGE STARTED PLAYING PRESENT INSTRUMENT: 16
OTHER INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: Jaws Harp/ Bass/ Some Piano, Little bit of Sitar
WHY PICKED PRESENT INSTRUMENT: Decided to make an electric guitar in my
last year at school and went on to learning to play.
MAIN MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Started out listening to Status Quo
OTHER KINDS OF MUSIC LISTEN TO: All types with good melodies.
FAVOURITE BANDS: Dixie Dregs, Eagles, early Rainbow
FAV. SINGER (MALE): Ronnie James Dio
FAV. SINGER (FEMALE): Barbara Streisand
FAVOURITE FILM STARS: Clint Eastwood, John Belushi, Dustin Hoffman, Audrey Hepburn
FAV. FILM (IF ANY): The Blues Bros.
WHY?: Go and see it and find out!
FAV. AUTHORS OR BOOKS: Harold Robbins
FAV. COLOUR: None in particular
FAV. FOOD & DRINK: Sirloin Steak cooked in red wine, Perrier Water
FAV. CLOTHES: Dressy and unusual
WHERE WOULD YOU LOVE TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAYS: What holidays? Anywhere hot surrounded by beautiful women
ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON LIKES OR DISLIKES: Hate answering questionnaires
FULL NAME: Christopher Troy
DATE OF BIRTH: 29\8\58
PLACE OF BIRTH: St Mary's Hospital, Paddington
SCHOOL/COLLEGE Quinton Kynaston
ATTENDED: Secondary School
AGE OF LEAVING: 17
PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS: Environmental Engineer
AGE STARTED PLAYING PRESENT INSTRUMENT: 15
OTHER INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: Rude question
WHY PICKED PRESENT INSTRUMENT: Didn't like fingerstyle!
OTHER GROUPS PLAYED WITH: None
MAIN MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Difficult to say
OTHER KINDS OF MUSIC LISTEN TO: Mostly rock orientated
FAVOURITE BANDS: Old Rainbow, Van Halen, Boston
FAV. SINGER (MALE): Graham Bonnet
FAV. SINGER (FEMALE): Pat Benatar
FAVOURITE FILM STARS: No one really
FAV. FILM (IF ANY): The Exorcist
WHY?: It was different
FAV. AUTHORS OR BOOKS: Enid Blyton
FAV. COLOUR: Blue
FAV. FOOD & DRINK: Pass
FAV. CLOTHES: Jeans and sweatshirt
WHERE WOULD YOU LOVE TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAYS: Near the Pyramids
ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON LIKES OR DISLIKES: Don't like Brussels Sprouts
1981 Band Bio Sheet.
PRAYING MANTIS are a bard rock outfit as opposed to the blood and thunder of Heavy Metal. They tend to be more subtle and melodic, but still have that dynamic ingredient, full of force and crisp musicianship.
MANTIS boast two talented brothers in the shape of Tino Troy (lead guitar) and Chris Troy (bass guitar) both being of Spanish origin. On Chris' eleventh birthday his mother bought him a Spanish guitar, hoping he wou1d learn the flamenco style. Tino was responsible for putting things together, in 1974 he persuaded his brother Chris to join him and a college friend in forming a band. At first things were a little amateurish, for example Chris' first bass was a converted six string which did it's job for a while.
Meanwhile, the boys still had 'day jobs, Tino took a 3 year college course in furniture design, then later worked in conjunction with an interior designer. Chris, with 6 O'levels, studied for ONC in Mechanical Engineering for 2 years, the studying paid off as he came out with 3 distinctions and a credit. He then embarked on a BSC honours degree in environmental engineering However, after two years of day jobs, studying and trying to keep the band together the boys opted for the band.
As like many bands, Mantis started playing one-off gigs in youth clubs, this gave them the necessary background to get them around the pub circuit, with difficulty though, as punk was still the rage.
In '78, the band recorded a three track demo in a south east London studio, the numbers cut were "Lovers To The Grave", "Johnny Cool" and "Captured City". Tino took the demo down to the Soundhouse and gave it to well known HM DJ Neal Kay, he loved it and gave them a gig there. He also wanted them to play at the Music Machine on one of his shows ... this started the ball rolling for Mantis.
In February 1980 the demo tape of both 'Captured City' and 'Lovers To The Grave' topped the Soundhouse and Sounds HM Charts and subsequently Mantis started pulling a good strong grass-roots following. Interest then hooted up from the Record Companies culminating in the release of 'Johnny Cool' and 'Captured City' on the bands own label 'Ripper Records' distributed by EMI which sold well over 15,000 copies and achieved a placing of 99 in the Music Week chart.
Meanwhile, in February, Mantis were asked by EMI to record a new version of 'Captured City' for a compilation album of new MM bands called 'Metal For Muthas' which lead to a joint nationwide tour with Iron Maiden and Neal Kay, the album which sold amazingly well established Mantis as one of the foremost MM bands.
April '80 powerful drummer, Dave Potts joins the band. Since coming from Liverpool in 1968 Dave has played with many named bands including Love Affair, Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues, reformed TYA and toured the States with Barbi Benton.
May '80, now with the band stronger than ever, Praying Mantis vet again tour, as support, with Iron Maiden. A mammoth 2 month tour commencing May 15 through to July.
July '80, after extensive auditions the band is completed with the addition of Steve Carroll on guitar.
August '80, Praying Mantis sign a long term, world-wide deal with Arista Records after stunning the Reading Festival crowd with a powerful exhilarating set.
November '80, Mantis finish recording their first album produced by Tim Friese-Green, of which after they toured as special guests to Canadian rock band, Triumph.
RELEASES TO DATE:
CAPTURED CITY b/w JOHNNY COOL (Soundhouse Tapes Part 2) 7" & 12"
released on EMI, Feb. 1980 on Ripper Record Label.
METAL FOR MUTHAS compilation album, released on ENI, Feb0 1980.
PRAYING MANTIS b/w HIGH ROLLER released July 1980 on GEM Records.
METAL EXPLOSION compilation album released by the BBC in Sept. 1980.
CHEATED b/w 30 PIECES OF SILVER released January for l6th, 1981 on Arista Records, with free 'live' single,
Flirting With Suicide" Panic In The Streets" recorded at a Marquee gig.
ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT b/w BEADS OF EBONY released March 1,981 on Arista Records.
TIME TELLS NO LIES their first album released March 20, 1981 On Arista Record label.
PRAYING MANTIS EQUIPMENT LIST:
Tino plays a Gibson "Explorer II" with a Schecter bridge, Dimorzio super 2 treble and Gibson "dirty fingers" bridge pick up's, and an Ibanez "Iceman" with Dimarzio super 2 treble and Gibson humbucking bridge pick ups.
Tino's pedal-board contains a Boss flanger, overdrive, 'spectrum, chorus and wah wah.
Steve plays a Gibson Custom "Les Paul" with a schecter bridge and tune-o-matic tail piece Dimarzio super 2 treble and Gibson hum- bucking bridge pick ups, and a "Washburn Falcon" with Dimarzio "dual sound" pick ups.
Steve's pedal-boards contains a Boss flanger, overdrive and spectrum.
Tino and Steve, both use Marshall l00watt amps with two 4 x 12 cabinets. Vinci strings, used throughout and both play with custom medium gauge tortoise-shell picks.
Chris plays a Fender Precision Bass with a Badass bridge and a standard Hayman 40/40 Bass. Amplification is a custom Rack containing a Roland Bass pre-amp, Monogram graphic equaliser and a Yamaha 400watt amplifier with a Marshall 4 x 12 and an Ampeg 2 x 15 cabinet.
Dave plays a Premier Kit comprising a 14 x 6½ metal shell snare- drum, two 14 x 10 Rack Toms, 18 x 16 and 18 x 18 Floor Toms, and two 26" bass drums.
Cymbals are Paiste, 22" dark-ride, 20"' crash, 18" crash, 16" crash and 13" sound-edge Hi Hats.
'Dave uses Custom Premier sticks and all fittings and stands are Premier Tri-lock.
Another reply to a Fan - July 3rd 1981
Thank you very much for your letter, it was read with interest and we agreed with you whole heartedly. The problem does lie with the record company, the point is they are suppose to back a band with faith and money and we have none. So we are at the moment fighting a loosing battle. Still we will see when the contractual year is up. A newsletter is being organised at the moment and we will have to apologise for the let downs of the tour dates, but what can you do ??? We here have faith in the band and will fight to the end as long as we have you the fans to back us and it certainly helps us on when we receive letters from the public knowing it's not all a waste of time.
Dear Insect Lovers,
Well, here it is at last. We've kept this newsletter back for a reason which will become, apparent to you as you read on.
First of all, Mantis would like to send their apologies for not turning up at the Reading Bank Holiday gig as planned, but due to recording commitments abroad and an error at a certain Airline, they were still in Germany by the time the gig was happening.
Although the Mantis have been rather dormant in Britain lately, they have been very busy elsewhere. They recently played is third on the List at a Dutch Open Air Festival, headlined by Dexy's Midnight Runners. Well, I'm pleased to report that the Dutch crowd took to the band like magnets, and after long and faultless set the Band were begged to play encore after encore. The Dutch Press didn't stop talking about this 'new phenomenal band' for the rest of the week, especially as by the time the Tygers of Pan Tang (second on the bill) hit the stage many people had began to leave and the chants of 'Mantis, Mantis.. .' could still Be Heard around the stadium.
And while we leave our Dutch friends wondering what hit them, on September 20, Mantis are headlining a Rock Festival in East Anglia, so every little bit of support from you fans will help - so Spread the word. The festival comes at a time when the band are rehearsing for a BIG British and European tour and we' re all confident it will be a great success, especially as the band have improved l00% since 'Time Tells No Lies' which brings me to the reason why this letter is late..... A NEW ALBUM.
And what a killer because if you enjoyed T.T.N.L. then you'll have to sit down when you listen to "A Question of Time" because this platter is a K.O. - fast, melodious, hard, the trademarks haven' t changed. It features eight tight tracks, includes two new 'classics', namely 'The Story' and 'Battle Royal', and features a re-recorded version of the all-time classic 'Captured City', three of the tracks being considered as possible singles i.e. 'No Mercy' , 'Battle Royal' and 'Heartache'. The band are very satisfied with the final product and Tino says it's a big progression from T.T.N.L. - well, that's progress for you!
The single release date is for the middle of October, the album for late December, but further details will be announced in the music press. Also watch out for reviews (and Paul Suter). The Band would also be very happy if YOU could spread the arrival of the by word of mouth while, we at the office, pub1icise it - it all helps, and if the album reaches Top 30 Status, you and I can proudly say "I played a part in that".
We still have some T-shirts advertising Praying Mantis and others at the music Machine back in November '80 (white lettering on black); only about 50 left, they 're going for only 5Op so, first come… Cheques/P.O's made payable to PM Fan Club please.
We've had lots of letter asking for pics of the Band. Well, I've been working on some ideas i.e. photopacks, programmes/posters and I hope to have something interesting for sale by the time the tour is off the ground O.K?
Right, just before you indulge yourselves with the much awaited Mantis Equipment list below (Identical to the 1981 band Bio ) , I would like to say that if you have any interesting ideas that would contribute to the improvement of the newsletter then let us know, after all it is your Fan Club and we would like to know how to keep you amused. Comments on the new Album would be very welcome and we will print some of them in future newsletters.
Lastly, did you know that the Fan Club already has members as far away as Singapore, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Canada and Japan Keep Mantis on the streets.
Freddy Photo (?)
Fan Club Memorabilia Sheet
Fan Club Memorabilia Sheet