were ?n English punk
/oi!-band, formed in Sunderland, England, in May 1979. The quartet recorded three studio albums and appeared on numerous compilations, including Punk
And Disorderly (Abstract Records, 1981) and Carry On Oi! (Secret Records, 1981). Three of the band's releases reached UK Indie Charts Top 30. Red Alert
broke up in 1985, reformed four years later and continued touring and occasionally recording.
's original line-up ? Steve 'Cast Iron' Smith (vocals), Tony Van Frater (guitar
), Gaz Stuart (bass) and Dona (drums) ? debuted in the summer of 1979, at a carnival in Sunderland, performing mostly Clash and UK Subs covers.
Their first demo… Read more