Alkatraz were based in Wales and slapped together by Will Youatt, formerly of Man and Neutrons who had put out an excellent album in 1975, 'Tales from the Blue Cocoons', which also featured drummer Steve Halliday and guitarist Jimmy Davies (who could previously be heard in the prog band Quicksand). The bassist was Jeff Singer and the band lasted for just that one album, splitting up while recording the follow-up for reasons unknown, but it's quite possible that the rise of punk was the death-knell for this and many other guitar-based rock bands.


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