Here is very interesting blog post from Derek Bell at over at Stevens Point Journal. It echos some of the sentiment from my 2005 post about The Alarm and U2. <a href=
http://thealarm.com/dispart.asp?id=1081 >Close, The Alarm, And U2: The Words I’ve Been Holding In For Too Long</a>. Here is an excerpt:
For what was once the journey of rock and roll brethren, on a mission to recapture the "passion" that had disappeared through the early 80’s new wave invasion, the moment Bono alerted the crowd at Red Rocks, at the beginning of "Sunday Bloody Sunday," that they intended on changing the world, the Alarm, became the best band that "didn’t."
Read the rest here: <a href=http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/includes/newspaper/blogs/bell/2008/01/this-song-is-not-rebel-song.html>http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/includes/newspaper/blogs/bell/2008/01/this-song-is-not-rebel-song.html</a>