IRS records calls a meeting, and gets the band to reform. Steve Tannett from IRS selects the best songs from both parties demos. Onlu Macdonald/Peters songs are chosen: ‘Newtown Jericho’, “Only Love Can Set Me Free”,”Lead Me Through The Darkness”.
The Limit club is packed to the rafters with over-aged and under-aged punks, hippies and students whose enthusiasm is seemingly unbounded. As the evening progresses the sick, smoky atmosphere gets denser and condensation begins to run down the walls and drip off the roof. The Alarm bounce into view and throw themselves into their set with a burning passion, to an instantly wild response from the crowd. Their stance is [read more]
“Sold Me Down The River” single released. This is arguably the bands biggest readio hit in the Usa. It reached #2 on Modern rock chart and #3 on the Mainstrram rock chart (although, this editor recalls that it actually hit #1, but I can’t find the evidence any where). It only reached #50 on the Hot 100 chart, which says more about the disparity of “alternative” music in 1989 and [read more]