Recording continues with Alan Shacklock at Good Earth studios. Backing tracks, mostly for songs that would become b-sides, are recorded. Alan Shacklock introduced the band to the “sequqncer” that they used to created the backing track for “Howling Wind”.
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]
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