Bert Biscoe (Vocals)
Chris Price (Guitar)
Kevin Leatham (Drums)
Tim Chapple (Bass)
After leaving Metro Glider Bert and Chris formed The Rage.
Thank you to Bert for the history below
The Rage was an overtly political band, unwilling to disguise the coldness of the Cold War - a strong, melodic four piece that could and should have lasted longer. It was an excellent platform for Biscoe's songs; the rawness combined with a vulnerability to make a distinctive sound - a strong rhythm section of Kevin Leatham and Tim Chapple, with Biscoe and Price alternating riffs -
The band produced a demo at Roche which included 'On the Other Side of the World', a slow love song to an unknown friend behind the Iron Curtain who could see as little point in conflict as the singer - Price crafts solos of operatic virtuosity.
Much later Chapple was to produce a retrospective compilation of Biscoe's work - An Kynsa - and this included 'On the Other Side of the World', as well as tracks from Metro Glider, Oven Ready Angels and solo recordings.
Sadly, having shown much promise, the band separated - Price to London and then France, Biscoe to Truro, Kevin Leatham to Redruth to play in many bands and Chapple to a distinguished career in a wide variety of formats, a career which he still pursues in 2016.
The Rage live at the White Horse, Launceston. 12 December 1980
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