The Alarm have combed down their hair and finally plugged in their guitars. Martin Wroe turns up the volume and takes a long hard look at the Welsh wonders’ second album. Eight years ago, in a school in North Wales, two punked-up young boys discovered mutual inspiration in a band called The Clash and formed a punk combo named The Toilets. Those two lads, in the flush of youth, were [read more]
Mike Howlett replaces the absent Jimmy Iovine to produce “Strength”. Recording starts the Roundhouse in London. With the band recoding silly covers of a overa dozen songs. A few of the tracks appear on the “Abolsute Tour” flexi disc.