OnTourAge008 San Francisco and Twist. The tour arrives in a part of the USA with strong connections with the Alarm’s Welsh contingent. After the gig at the Recency Ballroom Gareth sits down for a chat with Mike and Nigel Phillips, better known as the band’s original drummer Nigel Twist.
Monday 17th October 2005 2.00 am and I’m still in the taxi en route to Exeter. Check into the hotel at 3.00 a.m. The ‘alarm’ goes off (sorry!!!) at 6.15 a.m. and at 6.55 we are on a train bound for London Paddington station. 9.15 a.m. and and a taxi takes us to Abbey Road. The session isn’t due to start until 10.00 a.m. so we grab some breakfast in [read more]
‘Dyfnach Na’r Dyfroedd’ [3:45] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Cariad mo�r bur a�r nefoedd Tu hwnt i fudreddi�r byd: Yn bwydo ar holl nwydau dynion Sy�n meddwl ar ei harddwch mud Rhith o�r nos, geneth dlos A�r golau ar ei gwedd Aberth drud i chwant y byd Ar allor noeth mae hi�n gorwedd Yn uwch na chopa�r mynydd Yn ddyfnach na�r moroedd: Y serch mwyaf dwf(w)n sydd; Serch sy�n ein [read more]
This mini-LP, retailing at a mere pounds sterling3.99, sees The Alarm working their way through six of their standards- Rescue Me, Strength, Rain In The Summertime, Spirit Of ’76, Permanence In Change and Blaze Of Glory-and as live recordings go, it’s not a bad effort at all. The production is squeaky clean and captures the interaction between band and audience perfectly, particularly on Blaze Of Glory where everyone sings along [read more]