Only minutes before the doors opened the local council were hesitating whether or not to let the concert go ahead. Apparently, permission had not been given by the correct authorities when arrangements were being made. Luckily the OK was given which was a wise decision because thousands of disappointed and angry Alarm fans roaming around Cardiff could have been dangerous. For a venue Cardiff Ice Rink proved spacious and atmospheric. [read more]
The first version of “Blaze Of Glory” is recorded with Mick Glossop in Redan Studios, London. The song was written as a defense for their new friends U2, who were being attacked in the press. “Thoughts Of A Youngman” is also recorded.