THE ALARM have the
audacious aplomb to begin their set of
jollies with aline-up comprising three
acoustic guitars and a drummer. Singer
Mike Peters strums away at a twelve
string and with 'Shout At The Devil'
begins the first in a series of
passionate lyrical deliveries that,
despite the possible limiations of the
fragile backing, moves each number into
the solid cast-iron realm.
keeping with the self-financed and worth
a listen single, 'Unsafe Building'/'Up
For Murder', their live showing is split
into acoustic and electric segments.
switches top bass guitar and Eddie
MacDonald takes up the lead electric
pluck while Dave Sharp maintains his
acoustic rhythm. Both take up a share of
the vocal duties with as much depth and
flair as Mike. To the group's credit, the
swopping and mixture of instrumentation
never intrudes on the overall character
of the material.
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