September 10, 2016
"A Distant Rhythm" is one of the dozen pure punk gems contained in the 50 minutes on "Excess All Areas". Give it a listen below. The melodies, the excellent songwriting, the energy, the musicianship all combine for a thoroughly enjoyable listen. This is one of those discs that makes you want to listen to the entire disc again after it is finished rather than move on to the next band or record.
Tony Van Frater (guitar and backing vocals Red Alert, also played with Angelic Upstarts) left Red Alert after this album's released to join Cockney Rejects on bass. I am a huge fan of Cockney Rejects old and new material and it is very evident that Tony fit right in with the Cockney Rejects. It is very evident that if you love the Cockney Rejects like I do, you will love Red Alert's "Excess All Areas". Sadly, Tony passed away on October 29, 2015 at the age of 51 of a heart attack.