After the money disputes that led to the band breaking-up in 1986, the band agree to replace Ian wilson with Elliott Roberts as manager. The loss of Ian Wilson was not immediately felt, as Roberts was quick to use his influence to ge the Alarm on a support tour with Bob Dylan, and get them to meet some of their heroes like Neil Young. However, the effect of Wilson’s loss was seen over time. The Alarm Fan club, run by one of Wilson’s key people, tured int oa shadow of it’s former self. Also, while Wilson was like the 5th member of The Alarm, Roberts stayed at arms length, and was distracted by his other high-profile acts like Tracey Chapman. By 1991, the loss of Ian Wilson might have been one of the biggest contributing factors to the band breaking-up.
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‘Y Ffordd’ [3:42] (McDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Bob dydd rwy�n codi oddi ar y llawr Er bod y byd �ma�n mynnu �nharo fi lawr; Dro ar �l tro y fi sy�n teimlo�r loes Rwy�n troi a ffoi rhag ofnau hyd fy oes Glaw ar y briffordd, taran uwch fy mhen A golau�r dydd yn diflannu o�r nen Gweld y ffordd yn agor i fyny o�m blaen Olwynion ar d�n [read more]
‘Dawn Chorus (Live Chicago Vic 1987)’ [6:47] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I’m a lonely man walking lonely streets I’m soaked to the skin with the pain of my unease From such a strained existence The tension in this world it keeps me from sleep I’m hungry and cold There’s a weight hanging over my shoulders A rain black cloud of doubt Have I got enough love Have I got [read more]