After the money disputes that led to the band breaking-up in 1986, the band agree to replace Ian wilson with Elliott Roberts as manager. The loss of Ian Wilson was not immediately felt, as Roberts was quick to use his influence to ge the Alarm on a support tour with Bob Dylan, and get them to meet some of their heroes like Neil Young. However, the effect of Wilson’s loss was seen over time. The Alarm Fan club, run by one of Wilson’s key people, tured int oa shadow of it’s former self. Also, while Wilson was like the 5th member of The Alarm, Roberts stayed at arms length, and was distracted by his other high-profile acts like Tracey Chapman. By 1991, the loss of Ian Wilson might have been one of the biggest contributing factors to the band breaking-up.
‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ [4:08] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Love can give you everything Then take it all away She can take you to the water She can make you thirst for days Tell you what you want to hear In the same breath she can steal And that’s why love don’t come easy Love can take you to the mountain Love can make it move Love can shine [read more]
2/28/1990: The Alarm, Copenhagen Pumpehuset Summary Press Release Set List Band Comments Fan Comments