Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Welsh Wednesday # 66

Rocio Yn Ein Rhyddid by The Alarm

I have a mate in Devon I'm still in touch with who's a huge fan of Mike Peters. I quite like the Alarm, but I wouldn't say I'm a fan as such. Nonetheless, there are some songs by the band I love. As my 'Songs to take to my grave' series edges towards its conclusion, I have 68 Guns on the list of those that could just make it into the final 10. For that reason, it's not that track you're getting today.

'Raw' was the Alarm's final album before they split in 1991. It included a cover of Neil Young's Rockin' In The Free World. The band also released a Welsh-language version of the album ('Tân') which is now rather rare - it has never been reissued. So here's Rockin' In The Free World in Welsh for you!

(All versions of this track are no longer available)


  1. I don't know that last Alarm album at all, but I sure love 68 Guns. I have the 7" of that one... well, what's left of it. Too bad the surviving members of Big Country didn't stick it out with Peters as frontman. I thought he did a very good job under tough circumstances.

  2. Good stuff My brother was a big fan and still talks of going to see them in Glasgow and discovering A very early Big Audio Dynamite were supporting them